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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 »

Central Europe Floods

  • June 14th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

floods eu 2013Unseasonal heavy rain has brought floods to central Europe over a fortnight, rolling along the river systems through Northern and eastern Germany, Poland, the Czech republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. … 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 »

Surprise In Czech Vote

  • January 13th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

karl_von_schwarzenberg.jpg zeman-milos.jpg Voting in the Czech Republic has seen a surprise strong showing by the aristocratic politician Karel Schwarzenberg, (picture, right), propelling  him into second place in the Presidential race behind the former Prime Minister, Milos Zeman, (left). … Read More »

EU Summit Agrees On Finance Pact

  • January 31st, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

eurobook-council.jpgEuropean leaders this week settled agreement on a new treaty that will create a closer financial union, and approved a permanent fund for supporting EU member governments under pressure from debt.


The gathering at Brussels was one of a series since the financial crisis of 2008, which have step-by-step consolidated a joint response to financial or monetary crisis. … Read More »

Vaclav Havel – 5.10.36-18.12.11

  • December 26th, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

havel2.jpgMEMOIR: Thousands have turned out in Prague for the state funeral of the former President Vaclav Havel. He was the leader of the dissident movement and massive street protests that commenced the transition of Czechoslovakia from communist state to membership of the European Union.
Lee Duffield prepared this memoir: … Read More »

Swiss Nuclear Decision

  • May 27th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

nuclear-topnewsnznet1.jpegThe government of Switzerland has moved to pull out of nuclear power – the latest installment in a review of the technology following the Fukushima crisis in Japan, last March. … Read More »

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