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Another Anzac Soldier Identified In Flanders

  • July 4th, 2008
  • Posted by susie

war-graves1.jpgA forensic laboratory in Belgium has confirmed the identity of a third soldier from the First World war, whose body was found last year, with four others, near the town of Ieper.

Susie Lipscomb reports from Flanders Fields: … Read More »

New Pressure On The Fiji Junta

  • July 3rd, 2008
  • Posted by 7thmin

fi-ji-coup.jpgCOMMENTARY: Things may be beginning to move quickly in the international campaign to get Fiji back to democratic government, though the military leader, Frank Bainimarama (picture), has continued to resist change.

He has been able to negotiate the appointment of an Acting High Commissioner in Canberra, announced this week, but continues to face increasingly strong demands from outside partners, especially Australia and the European Union. … Read More »

EU Row “Disastrous” For Australia

  • July 3rd, 2008
  • Posted by 7thmin

sarkozy_officielle1.jpgOPINION: An open row between the powerful French President and the European Commission has posed a new threat to international trade deals where Australia has high stakes.
As Lee Duffield reports from Brussels, the new development has upset arrangements that the Australian government wants — and in Europe it has brought on a new political challenge to the existence of the European Union itself, in its present shape. … Read More »

EU Told: Fix Communication With Public

  • July 2nd, 2008
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-henn-reduced.jpgINTERVIEW: Commentators watching efforts by the European Union to sort out its present internal troubles say politicians in the member governments now have an extra responsibility to come up with answers.

That is the approach taken by an EU specialist at Deutsche Welle radio, in Bonn, Susanne Henn, who told Susie Lipscomb, the EU was facing a crisis over communication with its citizens. … Read More »

EU Affairs: Tough Bargaining Ahead

  • July 2nd, 2008
  • Posted by EUEditor

meade-2008-reduced.jpgINTERVIEW: On the day of a new Presidency for the European Union, EUAustralia speaks with leading commentator, Geoff Meade.

Smriti Chawla’s interview: … Read More »

Win For Spain – And For Europe

  • July 2nd, 2008
  • Posted by susie

football-2008-spanish-red.jpg“Football is the best thing in the world !”

So shouted two of the thousands of revellers in the streets of Cologne, one of many cities across Europe, mobilised for the lead-up to this year’s Euro 2008 Championship.

The victory, as history records, went to Spain, in a 1-0 win against Germany, played at Vienna on the last Sunday in June.

Susie Lipscomb was there. … Read More »

Sport: Green And Gold Action This Summer

  • July 1st, 2008
  • Posted by Smriti Chawla

kookaburras.jpgSome sporting action in Europe has seen green and gold supporters out in force this week.

The Kookaburras hockey side won the Olympic lead-up tournament, the Men’s Field Hockey Championship trophy – played in the Netherlands, (picture).

In tennis Leyton Hewitt, seeded 20th these days, got himself into round four at Wimbledon, where he went down to Roger Federer, in straight sets.

Smriti Chawla reports. … Read More »