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Dutch Afghanistan Departure

  • August 2nd, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

afghan-patrol.jpgThe Dutch forces have marched out from Uruzgan province, in Afghanistan, from Sunday (1.8.10), leaving a vacuum to be filled by American and Slovak troops, and Australians already operating in the area. … Read More »

Polish Elections: Komorowski Leads, Kaczynski Twin Stays In Race …

  • June 21st, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

komorowski-bronislaw.jpgIn elections to replace President  Lech Kaczynski, killed in a plane crash (10.4.10), the centre-right front-runner  Bronislaw Komorowski (picture) looks to have fallen short of a majority – forcing a run-off against the late President’s brother.

Komorowski campaigned on a plan to reduce government spending, in response to public indebtedness, in step with similar ideas that have seen conservatives being elected elsewhere, most recently in Slovakia (12.6.10). … Read More »

Minister In EU: Security Talks And London Party …

  • February 25th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

smith-stephen.jpgThe Australian Foreign Minister, Stephen Smith, has completed a four-day visit to Europe (14-19.2.10) putting emphasis on multi-national agencies and security agreements. … Read More »

Berlin Wall – 20 Years Gone

  • December 30th, 2009
  • Posted by 7thmin

wall-anniv-20-resize.jpg COMMENTARY: The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall was celebrated globally and commemorated for its international meanings, beyond the borders of reunited Germany. … Read More »

Peace Bid In Slovakia’s Media Tussle

  • April 30th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

slovak-r-fico.jpgTension has eased among journalists and the Slovakian Prime Minister, Robert Fico, following talks called to air differences.
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Worry Over Media Freedom In Slovakia

  • April 9th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

fico-robert-resize.jpgThe European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has condemned, 8.4.09, a warning issued by the Slovakian Prime Minister, Robert Fico (picture), over media coverage of what he calls trouble-making extremist groups in neighbouring Hungary. … Read More »

Gas Crisis Resolved

  • January 21st, 2009
  • Posted by Daniel Challis

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Russia has recommenced pumping gas to Ukraine and Europe after weeks of a drawn out stalemate between gas giants, the Gazprom and Naftogaz companies.

Slovakia recently confirmed gas was beginning to flow into the country; it was one of several EU member states most affected by the cut-off…

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