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Baroness, Margaret Thatcher, nee Roberts, 1925-2013 …

  • April 9th, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

margaret_thatcher-resize.pngReminiscence on Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister, who has died after a stroke (8.4.13). … Read More »

EU Heads Meet: Decisions On All Fronts

  • March 17th, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

council-building.jpgThe March summit of the European Union this year (14-15.3.13) took on the appearance of a working meeting, more than a crisis gathering;  perhaps a sign that the governments involved, though far from free of the financial crisis, have got the hang of handling it. … Read More »

Substitution Fraud: Horsemeat Lasagna?

  • February 18th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

lasagna.jpgEuropean authorities are actively studying a uniform testing regime to prevent meat substitution, after the discovery of horsemeat being sold as beef in thirteen or more countries. … Read More »

Season For Winter Protests

  • January 14th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

paris-protest-12-13113.jpgSeveral hundred thousand assembled at the Eiffel Tower on Sunday to show their objection to same-sex marriage; capping a weekend of street demonstrations, not least, also, in Northern Ireland and Spain. … Read More »

Belfast Troubles Over Flag

  • January 10th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

belfast-town-hall-protest.jpgThe city of Belfast, long the scene of bloodshed over Northern Ireland’s continued inclusion within the United Kingdom, and over religion, was back on edge over the flying, or non-flying of the British flag atop the city’s Town Hall. … Read More »

Holidays And Heritage

  • September 29th, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

parthenon-old.jpgWorld Tourism Day, 27.9.11, may not have been expressly remarked-on around the parks, monuments and beaches, but it passed well in good September sunshine over most of Europe.

The European Union provided a twist on the theme, sponsoring a conference in a former, and celebrated Brussels brewery, on the chances of promoting industrial heritage as a future draw-card. … Read More »

Share Markets Slump; Fears For Economy …

  • August 7th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

us-dollar1.jpgeu-money-symbol-coins.jpg The business week that ended on Friday (5.8.11) saw stock markets slump, the European debt crisis getting worse, and widespread fears of a failure of economic recovery on both sides of the Atlantic.   … Read More »

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