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Europe’s Refugee Crisis – déjà-vu on the frontier …

  • September 8th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

Refugees 2015 Al jazeera Thousands this September, crossing Hungary’s frontier into Austria, replayed the events at the same place in September 1989, with a clear tinge of  irony.

Then as now it was a desperate rush to take advantage of an open frontier, to be received with open arms, moving on to find protection and freedom in Western Europe, writes Lee Duffield. … Read More »

ANZAC: One hundred years after Gallipoli

  • April 25th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

anzac ceremony anzac beachHuge crowds have attended Anzac Day commemorations around the World, on the centenary of the ill-fated landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula, 25.4.15.

Ahead of the event at Anzac Cove, these began in New Zealand, then at the National War Memorial in Canberra, where an Aboriginal man, Able Seaman Alan Paterson from the Australian Navy, played the didgeridoo to open the Dawn Service. … Read More »

Heavy toll in Europe’s war on corruption

  • February 4th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Corruption EUThe European Commission has released its first comprehensive report on corruption, revealing large scale malfeasance across all of the 28 European union  states. … Read More »

Croatia Joins EU

  • July 5th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

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Croatia began the week as a member of the European Union.The accession to become the 28th member state, 1.7.13, was the culmination of a long journey, beginning with the 1990s break-up of Yugoslavia and barbarous civil war of that era. … Read More »

Easter: Changing Times

  • March 31st, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

winter-daffodils.jpgOPINION: Some extreme weather this Easter season is a reminder that climate itself looks to be changing.


The date of the “moving feast” of Easter has to do with the full moon and changing seasons. … Read More »

Croatia: Release Of “War Crimes” Generals Sets Mood For Joining EU …

  • December 6th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

mladen_markac_-gotovina.jpgCroatia moves towards entry into the European Union in the coming year, with two of its favourite citizens ready to play a star role in the celebrations.

The two retired generals from the Yugoslav civil war, Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markack, gaoled at The Hague in April last year for war crimes, were acquitted on appeal last month (16.11.12).   … Read More »

Romanian Vote: Trouble Still To Come

  • July 31st, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

romania-president.jpgThe Romanian President, Traian Basescu (picture), has survived a campaign to remove him from office by referendum, 29.7.12, but not by winning the vote.

The parliament moved to suspend him following elections in May, won by his opponents.

The socialists and right-of-centre liberals, brought up charges going back to accusations of corrupt practices first tested in 2005. … Read More »

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