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Plan To Shake Up European Sports

  • January 23rd, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

wembley-stadium-hvsdorg.jpgAction proposed for more intervention by the European Union in sport stands to transform its role in society; its place in business and the economy, and the overall organisation of sports.

Those three fields of activity are set out in a formal Communication on Sport released by the European Commission in Brussels this month (18.1.11). … Read More »

New Move On Standardising Mobile Phones …

  • January 22nd, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

mobiles-eu.jpgA new cross-borders initiative on standardising mobile telephony in the European Union will see the adoption of a standard electric phone charger – to take over from 30 different ones currently in use. … Read More »

EU Building-up Joint Diplomatic Service

  • January 22nd, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

ashton_headshot.jpgThe European Union is pushing ahead with the formation of its own diplomatic service, adding further substance to the joint foreign and security policy arrangements put in place under the 2009 Lisbon Treaty. … Read More »

World Weather: Floods, Climate Change, Torrid Times …

  • January 22nd, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

storm-bom-australia.jpgThe World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) added to debate this week over climate change and the recent catastrophic weather in the Southern Hemisphere (see EUAustralia Online, “Torrid Times”, 14.1.11), affirming 2010 was one of the hottest years ever. … Read More »

Australia-EU Meet; China Looms Again

  • January 22nd, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-parlt-strasbourg.jpg“Greetings me old China” might have been a theme of the conversation in Strasbourg this week when the President of the European parliament, Jerzy Buzek, met his visiting counterpart, Harry Jenkins, Speaker of Australia’s House of Representatives (18.1.11). … Read More »

Clearing The Air – Election For Ireland

  • January 22nd, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

greens-symbol-ireland.jpgThe Irish Green Party (so advantageously named in the Emerald isle) has set out its reasons for breaking up the coalition government, causing a scheduling of early elections for Friday 11th march.

A statement from the junior coalition partner said it would stay in to see financial legislation put in place, an act made all the more urgent, and contentious because of the parlous state of government finances and the economy at large. … Read More »

Air Incident

  • January 22nd, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

airbus-tanker-hornet.jpgTalk of an Australian Air Force aircraft involved in an accident over the Atlantic quickly cleared up (20.1.11), the explanation being that it was a new refueling plane being tested by Airbus. … Read More »

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