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Italy’s Election Deadlock: Grillo Vote No Joke …

  • February 26th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

italy-parliament.jpgResults coming out of elections in Italy on Sunday gave a narrow victory to the centre-left opposition, but only in the lower house of parliament -  raising the prospect of a deadlock and fresh elections.

beppe-grillo-wikipedia.jpgThe anti-establishment 5-Star movement of the comedian, turned serious, Beppe Grillo (picture), matched the two mainstream political groupings; its rejectionist politics –against the Euro, austerity, globalisation, tough times- proved a lightning rod for mainly younger people sick of politics-and-business-as-usual. … Read More »

Brussels Airport Hold-up Nets Diamonds

  • February 20th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

brussels-airport.jpgThieves who stuck up a plane on the tarmac at Brussels and stole a consignment of diamonds on Tuesday generated a startling spin-off for the famed diamond industry operating through Antwerp. … Read More »

Geert Wilders Australian Tour

  • February 19th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

wilders4.jpgThe Dutch anti-immigration MP Geert Wilders (picture) began an Australian tour today in Melbourne, calling for a ban on mass immigration from Islamic countries – on grounds that Islamic practice was inimical to freedom. … Read More »

Australian Link In Bulgarian Bus Attack

  • February 18th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

burgas-bombing.jpgPolice in Bulgaria announced progress this month in investigating the 2012 Burgas airport bombing, throwing out the suicide-bomber theory, and asking if Australian and Canadian passports were used by attackers from Lebanon. … Read More »

Substitution Fraud: Horsemeat Lasagna?

  • February 18th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

lasagna.jpgEuropean authorities are actively studying a uniform testing regime to prevent meat substitution, after the discovery of horsemeat being sold as beef in thirteen or more countries. … Read More »

Pope’s Surprise Resignation

  • February 11th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

pope-croatia-reduced.jpgPope Benedict XVI has announced he will resign as pontiff at the end of this month, saying that at 85 he lacked the strength to continue.
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EU Gets A Cut-down Budget

  • February 9th, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

council-building7.jpgEuropean leaders emerged physically spent, though spending less than before, early Friday in Brussels, with a mammoth budget to carry the EU through the next seven years.

The agreement cuts proposed spending by 3 to 3.5% against the last budget; it is the first such reduction in the history of the European Union, and is a rebuff to the executive European Commission which initially wanted an actual 5% rise. … Read More »

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