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European Parliament Moves Against Rainforest Crime

  • February 18th, 2009
  • Posted by 7thmin

rainfoest-umfmaineedu1.jpgA vote at the European Parliament on control of timber imports – aimed at illegal logging in rainforests around the world – has cleared the way (17.2.09) for strengthened legislation to be debated in April. … Read More »

$2.3M Australian University Alliance – Expanding European Language Learning

  • February 18th, 2009
  • Posted by Amelia Birnie

language-books.jpgAn Australian-first alliance between three of the country’s main universities will expand higher learning in a range of European and Asian languages.

With $2.27 million in Australian Government funding, the Brisbane-based University of Queensland (UQ), Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) will pool teaching of at least nine languages. … Read More »

Learning About Europe

  • February 18th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

studyineurope_top_bg_left.jpgThe drive to create new opportunities through education – a theme of the European Union in 2009 – has extended to opening the doors to young people around the globe. … Read More »

Submarine Collision: Britain and France

  • February 17th, 2009
  • Posted by Daniel Challis

Los Angeles Class submarine on surface (approaching view).pngA collision between two nuclear submarines from Britain and France occurred in the Atlantic Ocean this month, authorities revealed on Monday (16.2.09).

Officials said the crash occurred at low-speed; there was no damage to the vessels’ nuclear missiles or engines, and no leakage of radiation …

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Greenpeace Rejects Sweden’s Nuclear Plans

  • February 17th, 2009
  • Posted by Daniel Challis

INTERVIEW: Greenpeace Nordic has rejected the Swedish government’s plan to end its nuclear phase-out policy, calling it a “dangerous” option. … Read More »

European Films In Australia

  • February 17th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

hands-off-mississippi.jpgAustralians in Sydney and Brisbane are being treated to a season of best European films this month – the travelling “Windows on Europe Film Festival 2009”. … Read More »

EU Bushfires Message

  • February 17th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

bushfires-41.jpegThe European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso, has  extended condolences to the Australian people over the bushfires tragedy in Victoria and the Northern floods this month. … Read More »

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