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Court at The Hague rules against Japan – revokes its whaling permits

  • March 31st, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Whaling GreenpeaceThe International Court of Justice at The Hague has ruled emphatically against Japan, and in favour of Australia, in their dispute over whaling in the Antarctic region.

The court found Japan was in violation of obligations under the international Whaling Convention , by taking large numbers of whales for commercial use, on a justification that this was for scientific purposes.

The panel of judges determined 12 to 4, that Japan’s whaling permits are to be revoked and no new ones are to be issued to it; the decision binding, no appeals to be permitted.

New Zealand was joined in the case on Australia’s side. … Read More »

London gathering against the wildlife trade: Final war?

  • February 19th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Wildlife 9The London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade fired the first shots, 13.2.14, in what is being announced as a stepped-up, and desperate new campaign to save world wildlife from heavy, increasing, and terminal poaching.

It named and confronted Asian markets for the trivialised use of  objects from animals that have now become precious and almost unimaginably expensive – as status symbols, and ingredients for obscure special foods. … Read More »

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 »

Human Brain Project: 2014’s optimistic start …

  • January 1st, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

brain-1280The European Union has started its giant-scale research drive – €1.2-billion ($A1.85-billion;, 1.1.14) over ten years — to create the best and most true understanding yet of the human brain. … Read More »

Ending 2013: Holden folds; what future for industry?

  • December 17th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Holden FJGlobal trends came home hard with the winding up of production in Australia by General Motors Holden,  set to be complete by 2017 – announced on 11.12.13. … Read More »

Australian Business Interests In Europe

  • July 22nd, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

chris-stone.jpgAs a result of the European Economic Crisis many businesses in Europe struggle with limited capital and cautious banks … though Australians in business in that part of the world have not been hardest hit.

In Brussels, Rebecca Oakley spoke with Chris Stone (picture), President of the Belgian chapter of ABIE – Australian Business in Europe. … Read More »

Uh-oh, Could This Phones Revolution Really Be Harmful?

  • May 24th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

roam-phones.jpgFresh agitation emerged this month over mobile phones, with the Council of Europe recommending  a ban on them – along with WiFi * networks– in schools. … Read More »

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