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British mess over Europe

  • December 12th, 2018
  • Posted by EU Australia

Teresa May’s postponement of the show-down vote over leaving Europe, in the British parliament, has highlighted a full-scale conflict over ideologies and wills – and high risk for the country’s future.

Lee Duffield who has a long background reporting European affairs says walking out which looked simple has proved complicated and dangerous.

In the first of two articles he documents the agreement between the British government and European Union, and the fight over it which has paralysed politics in the United Kingdom. … Read More »

Ukraine: What soldiers think?

  • September 12th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

UkraineFaced with an overseas crisis like the conflict in Ukraine, governments, notably inexperienced ones that might hope to settle every dogfight and desert war, think about a military solution.

The armed forces will comply, but  may not be given a clear or realistic task.

This post carries a letter held to be the view of a seasoned soldier, talking among colleagues and friends. … Read More »

NEWS MEDIA: Window on a war

  • September 12th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Broonseinde cover RESIZEA document bought for one pound this year at an English market tells of an aspect of the war on the Western front 80 years ago.

From Lee Duffield, somewhere in France

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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 »

Germany – France Want “More Europe” …

  • January 23rd, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

verdun-flags.jpgThe French President, Francois Hollande, and the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, have affirmed their commitment to the strategy of consolidating and extending economic union, to support growth and fend-off recession in Europe.

They announced a joint initiative aimed at strengthening the Eurozone currency agreements, during a day of celebrations in Berlin, 22.1.13,  marking 50 years since their two countries’ official post-war reconciliation in 1963. … Read More »

Venice, Ningaloo: How Much Does World Heritage Listing Count?

  • July 12th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

venice-unesco.jpgThe last month has seen an appeal to UNESCO, to take Venice off its protection list, because it is suffering too much through lack of protection.

ningaloo-coast.jpgAt the same time conservation interests are hoping the newly acquired status of the Ningaloo Coast of Western Australia, as the latest property on the World Heritage List, will help them in legal action  against an oil company.


The conservation group Italia Nostra, founded in 1955, committed to cultural and environmental care of the country, has suggested to the United Nations body, 6.7.11, that its Heritage Listing of Venice might as well be dropped. … Read More »

Shake-up In Australia – EU Links: Ambassador …

  • April 2nd, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

brendannelson-resize.jpgChanging relations with the Europeans …

The Australian Ambassador talks about a turn-around in attitudes towards the EU. … Read More »

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