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Updating Europe: can the latest deal overcome set-backs of the last decade?

  • July 27th, 2020
  • Posted by EU Australia

The French President, Emmanuel Macron, came out of the European Union summit last week all smiles, saying the deal just reached on eventually getting over CORVID-19 was an “historic” game-changer.

It had set up spending forthwith of 750-billion (A$1230-bilion) to repair and re-start the European economy, an act proclaimed by Macron as signalling strong unity, the emergence of not only an economic union, but political and strategic – “sovereign, unified, democratic”. … Read More »

Chacun a deux pays, le sien, et La France …

  • November 16th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

Paris Tricolor Bridge Paris survivors 13.11.15Gestures of support have accumulated worldwide for Paris in response to the terror attack on the city on Black Friday 13.11.15. … Read More »

Happy Birthday Tube

  • January 19th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

london-undergroundsvg.pngThe London Underground has been marking its 150th anniversary this month, as the original urban commuter service under ground, and still the third-busiest in terms of passenger volume. … Read More »

Hi-tech To Save The Great Cities

  • July 12th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

laura-barcelona-attribution-twicepix.jpg paris-attribution-dimitry-b.jpg The great cities of Europe are to be given new life under a plan to use advanced technology, to get the clean, green, sustainable and economically viable into the future.

laura-budapest-attribution-weijie.jpg laura-venice-attribution-shapour-bahram.jpgTo achieve this, the European Union says it will be joining industry and local authorities in an innovation partnership.
The EU will pool its own research resources in the fields of energy, transport and Information and communication technology, and concentrating them on a small number of demonstration projects.

Laura Ludwig reports from a European Commission briefing on the plan in Brussels this week – 10.7.12.
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Climate Change: The Darkest Hour

  • March 28th, 2009
  • Posted by Amelia Birnie

At 8:30pm tonight, people from all corners of the world will turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – and cast their vote for action on climate change. … Read More »

‘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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Venice Now Available Online

  • February 1st, 2009
  • Posted by Amelia Birnie

Venice ConnectedFrom today, visitors to Italy’s beautiful ‘City of Water’ have the option of booking and buying almost any Venice tourist service online.

Venice Connected ( is a new initiative from the Venice City Council, which will allow tourists to pre-order and pay for anything from public transport tickets to museum entrance fees.

They can even purchase a week or day pass to use the public restrooms through the website, which is available in both Italian and English. … Read More »

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