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Save-the-Euro plan clears a legal hurdle in Germany…

  • February 9th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

EURO DOLLARGermany’s Constitutional Court, at Karlsruhe, came close on Friday to blocking continued joint intervention s by European Union states, to stabilise member countries in financial crisis. … Read More »

Mourning Eusébio, breath of hope for many, in dark days of Portugal’s past …

  • January 7th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Eusebio_BenficaPortugal is observing three days of national mourning in honour of the Football star Eusébio who died on Sunday aged 71 in Lisbon.

Crowds came out onto the streets of the capital, 6.1.14, as his funeral cortege passed by, with ceremonies held at the town hall and in front of 10000 at the home stadium of his club, Benfica.   … Read More »

EU Crisis Moves for Young Jobless

  • July 6th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Youth Jobs europaA summit on jobs for young people at Berlin this week (3.7.13) agreed to expand and speed up spending on special assistance, boosting it 25% to €8-billion (A$11.3-billion; xe.com, 6.7.13).. … Read More »

EU Heads Meet: Decisions On All Fronts

  • March 17th, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

council-building.jpgThe March summit of the European Union this year (14-15.3.13) took on the appearance of a working meeting, more than a crisis gathering;  perhaps a sign that the governments involved, though far from free of the financial crisis, have got the hang of handling it. … Read More »

Scourge Of Unemployment

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-money-symbol-coins2.jpgCOMMENTARY: European jobless figures for the closing months of 2012 have produced a shock of realisation about the hardships and deep uncertainties of getting out of depression and financial crisis. … Read More »

Economic Miracle – Bad Omen For Animals …

  • November 26th, 2012
  • Posted by 7thmin

shark-white-tip.jpegThe European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to tighten its laws against shark-finning for the Asian trade – cutting off the fins of sharks while alive, and dumping the rest of the body in the sea.
bears-wspa.jpg  tiger-wwf2.jpg  rhinoceros.jpg  edlephants-wwf.jpg The incident renews attention to a by-product of the “Asian Century”: exponential economic growth in China and other countries of its region has put up incomes, and exacerbated demand for very rare, often bizarre animal products.

It has conservation agencies very alarmed about threats, to extinction, of species including sharks, tigers and elephants, as well as issues of gross cruelty — as in the case of caged bears. … Read More »

COMMENTARY: G20 And EU, Juggling Tight Money And Growth …

  • June 18th, 2012
  • Posted by 7thmin

eu-symbol-coins2.jpgThe world economic summit during 18-19.6.12 at Los Cabos, Mexico, has focused on Europe, with preferences clustering around the idea of partnering tight money policies, with ones supporting growth. … Read More »

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