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Emergency summit on migrant boat deaths in the Mediterranean …

  • April 25th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

Migration  EU boatpeopleAn emergency European summit this week, 23.4.15 at Brussels, agreed to step up sea patrols and move on other measures in response to the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean.

The European Union Heads of Government had been jolted into action by the latest, severe tragedy, the capsize of an overloaded boat last Sunday leading to some 800 deaths. … Read More »

Development Work: EU – Australia Linkage …

  • July 22nd, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

development-aid-kids.jpgThe European Union as the largest single donor of international development aid, accounting for almost half of all international humanitarian relief, works to set a good standard of honesty and effectiveness.

This background report by Jane Schon, from Brussels, includes an outline of  the EU’s current international development action  — and a  growing relationship with Australia. … Read More »

Fighting In Mogadishu Greets Relief Columns …

  • July 28th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

mogadishu-technical.jpgIn the hard world of the Horn of Africa there would seem to be no relent.

A day after the first United Nations aid was flown into the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday (27.7.11), intense fighting erupted in different parts of the divided city. … Read More »

Horn Of Africa – New Crisis

  • July 27th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

horn-africa-famine.jpgThe mobilisation of international aid for the Horn of Africa this week has spotlighted a drawn-out, historical human crisis, brought on above all by drought.

Because of ongoing armed conflict, large areas under the control of Islamist militia groups especially in Somalia, with as many as two-million people, are still closed to outside aid agencies. … Read More »

Major Backing For South Sudan

  • July 9th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

south-sudan-indep.jpgThe European Union has lined up with money and goodwill as the weekend independence celebrations run on in the world’s newest country – South Sudan. … Read More »

Postcard From Kantchari

  • February 20th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

kant-vue-de-linternat.jpgFollowing the report on the adventures of French couple Monique and Pierre Bertaud, building up the schools complex at Kantchuri, in Burkina Faso, (EUAustralia Online, “Life Itself …”, 17.2.11).

Please see further pictures form that project in Africa:

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Life Itself: Windows On The Life Of Europeans; Family Bertaud …

  • February 17th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

valence-aerial.jpgTwo French teachers, Monique and Pierre Bertaud, have passed up an easy retirement to spend their time now traveling to work in the desert interior of Burkina Faso, in Africa.

bertaud-couple.jpg bk-landscape-2.jpeg They are bringing the chance of a good education to hundreds in need.


The city of Valence (city population 66000) on the Rhone River 100 kilometres South of Lyon offers a contented existence to Monique and Pierre Bertaud who retired from their jobs as a primary teacher and high school English specialist there, at the start of the last decade. … Read More »

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