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NATO, “transforming itself”, turns up heat on Afghanistan

  • November 30th, 2006
  • Posted by EUEditor

riga-resize.jpgLee Duffield writes from the NATO summit media centre in Riga. … Read More »

Commentary: At its Riga Summit, NATO Grapples with the Problem of Afghanistan

  • November 27th, 2006
  • Posted by 7thmin

lee-duffield-resized.jpgCommentary: At its Riga Summit, NATO grapples with the problem of Afghanistan.

Lee Duffield at NATO Headquarters in Brussels … Read More »

NATO Heads Look at New Roles for Australia and “Contact” Countries

  • November 26th, 2006
  • Posted by 7thmin

jaap-de-hoop-scheffer.jpgHeads of government of the NATO alliance are dealing with a mix of diplomacy and war, at their summit in Riga, capital of Latvia (27-29.11.06).

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation today finds itself operating far-afield, leading the international military and reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. … Read More »

“Talk to the Americans” on Trade, says Europe

  • November 23rd, 2006
  • Posted by 7thmin

resize.jpgAustralia’s Trade Minister, Warren Truss, has been asked by the European Union to “talk to the Americans” to try to get progress on stalled international trade talks. … Read More »

Document: Better Management Needed Despite Strengths of EU Economy

  • November 23rd, 2006
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-flag-reduced.pngThe European Commission has released its 2006 review of the European Union economy, saying many countries in the Euro area have not fully adapted to the demands of a single monetary policy and currency. … Read More »

EC Criticises Sugar Growers Slow to Cut Back

  • November 22nd, 2006
  • Posted by 7thmin

fischer-boel-reduced.jpgThe European Commission has berated less economic sugar producers for not getting out of production in a short enough time, under a schedule for reducing overall production.

Its Agriculture Commissioner, Mariann Fischer Boel, said:

“Sugar producers who are not competitive should get out now for their own benefit as well as for the overall balance of the market – that is the logic of our reform. … Read More »

Backgrounder: Europe Confers with Africa as Migration Pressure Keeps Mounting

  • November 21st, 2006
  • Posted by 7thmin

eu-flag-reduced.png(This report is archived under EUAustralia, Investigations).

Problems over the mass migration of people into Europe are to be tackled at a meeting of representatives from European and African countries this week (22-23.11.06) at Tripoli, in Libya. … Read More »

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