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‘Green Capitals’ In Europe

  • February 25th, 2009
  • Posted by Daniel Challis

Hamburg and Stockholm have been named Europe’s first-ever “green capitals”, in a new award incentive designed by the European Commission to promote environmentally-friendly city living.

Budapest was the winner of the 2008 European Mobility Week award in acknowledgement of its efforts to promote green transport…

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Oscar Success For ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

  • February 24th, 2009
  • Posted by Daniel Challis

The European Union has acknowledged the “unprecedented success” British film Slumdog Millionaire received at this year’s 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood.

The film — which had EU funding support — was awarded eight Oscars on Sunday night (22.2.09), including ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Director’ for Danny Boyle…

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Financial Crisis: EU Leaders In Berlin

  • February 24th, 2009
  • Posted by Daniel Challis

European leaders on Sunday (22.2.09) called for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to double their resources to $500 billion to help deal with new problems in countries already affected by the global financial crisis.

Officials highlighted the crisis-prevention role of the IMF in dealing with a rapidly spreading downturn in Eastern Europe…

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Crisis Protests In Hard-hit Ireland

  • February 22nd, 2009
  • Posted by 7thmin

irish-protest.jpgSome one hundred thousand people have paraded through Dublin (21.2.09) in Europe’s latest manifestation of fear and protest over impacts of the world economic crisis. … Read More »

Working On The Afghan Build-up

  • February 21st, 2009
  • Posted by 7thmin

fitzgibbon-joel-google-abc3.jpgThis week’s meeting of NATO Defence Ministers at Krakow in Poland produced some limited extra support for the coming American troop build-up in Afghanistan.

The Australian forces will receive additional helicopter backing they have been wanting, from the United States … as pressure from the Taliban keeps mounting. … Read More »

US vs EU – Who Will Win The Global Credit Crunch?

  • February 19th, 2009
  • Posted by Amelia Birnie

dollareuro.jpgAmerican business forecasters are predicting an extremely difficult 2009 for the European economy, in comparison with their own financial future in the US.

However, European Central Bank officials do not share this disheartening view. … Read More »

Cruise Ship Rescued

  • February 19th, 2009
  • Posted by Daniel Challis

Over a 100 passengers, including seven Australians, were on a cruise ship that ran aground in Antarctica two days ago (16.2.09).

The Ocean Nova, also carrying 17 Britons, became trapped near an Argentine navy base due to a low tide… … Read More »

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