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European Parliament Turns 50!

  • March 27th, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

eu-parliament.jpgLast week (19.3.08) the European Parliament blew out 50 candles.

It celebrated the occasion in style on the 12.3.08 at a special sitting of the Parliament in Strasbourg. … Read More »

Aussies In Strife

  • March 25th, 2008
  • Posted by 7thmin

mokbel-r-n-d-net.jpgThe Melbourne underworld figure accused of drug trafficking and murder, Tony Mokbel, enjoyed the dubious title of highest-profile Australian in trouble in the EU this month.

His court battles in Athens against extradition appeared to be over; his ticket home in handcuffs virtually assured.

The Australian wool industry rated a poor second in the trouble stakes, under attack once again over the practice of mulesing sheep. … Read More »

Another Road Safety Proposal for the EU

  • March 24th, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

eu-commission.gifLast week (19.3.08) the EU adopted another proposal aimed at promoting safety on European roads.

It focuses on promoting equality of resident and non-resident drivers. … Read More »

EU Heads Ponder A Tibet Olympic Boycott, And More Work On Warming

  • March 24th, 2008
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-summit-14308.jpgLeaders of the European Union have said Chinese action against Tibetan protestors is creating “difficulty” over the Beijing Olympics, though they have said no to a boycott.

The EU Heads of Government had other weighty matters on their minds this month (13-14.3.08), especially the priority issue of climate change, when they met at Brussels. … Read More »

COMMENTARY: Rudd Taking NATO – Afghanistan Concerns To The Top

  • March 24th, 2008
  • Posted by 7thmin

rudd-abc.jpgThe Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, (picture) says he is going to the NATO summit next month to promote improvements in the allied deployment in Afghanistan.

He will see leaders of the European Union at Brussels on his way. … Read More »

Serbia, Elections and Kosovo.

  • March 12th, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

kosovo.jpgOn Saturday (9.3.08) the Nationalist Serbian Prime Minister, Vojislav Kostunica quit.

The decision came after what he says was a standoff between himself and the pro-western President, Boris Tadic, over how Kosovo’s independence would affect the country’s pursuit of EU membership. … Read More »

Web Game Helps Cure World Hunger

  • March 5th, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

free-rice.jpgCuring world hunger has never been so easy.

All you have to do is guess what a word means… and voila!! You’ve donated 20 grains of rice to starving people over the world. … Read More »

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