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European elections and the “Brexit” effect

  • May 29th, 2019
  • Posted by EU Australia

The European Parliament elections on the weekend saw a lot of disappointment for all those looking for drama, though voter turnout got a healthy lift.

Lee Duffield interprets what happened including a treatment of how it connects with the mess being made of government in Britain. … Read More »

Weekend Voting: EU and Ukraine

  • May 27th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Voters in the elections for the European Parliament gave a big boost to the right-wing nationalist parties campaigning on anti-EU and anti-immigration platforms – especially in France and the United Kingdom.

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The elections in Ukraine saw a strong turn-out, except in the strife-torn Eastern region, and a huge win for the front-runner, Petro Poroshenko. … Read More »

G20: World economic talks go South

  • February 23rd, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

G20 pic SydneyFinance Ministers of the leading 20 world economies, the G20, ended a meeting in Sydney, 23.2.14, with an agreement adopt a joint target for economic growth over the coming five years. … Read More »

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 »

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 »

Italy’s Election Deadlock: Grillo Vote No Joke …

  • February 26th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

italy-parliament.jpgResults coming out of elections in Italy on Sunday gave a narrow victory to the centre-left opposition, but only in the lower house of parliament -  raising the prospect of a deadlock and fresh elections.

beppe-grillo-wikipedia.jpgThe anti-establishment 5-Star movement of the comedian, turned serious, Beppe Grillo (picture), matched the two mainstream political groupings; its rejectionist politics –against the Euro, austerity, globalisation, tough times- proved a lightning rod for mainly younger people sick of politics-and-business-as-usual. … Read More »

Time Of Year: Tempests And Fires

  • January 21st, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

bushfire-canberra.jpgIn the middle of the time of year for dangerous weather, both North and South are facing a difficult week.

heathrow-storms-2013.jpgEurope has a mounting toll of lives lost in the extreme cold conditions; Australia is standing-by for more heat wave conditions generating the bushfires, and now cyclones off the Northern coasts. … Read More »

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