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One month into Putin’s war

  • March 22nd, 2022
  • Posted by EU Australia

The horror and brutality of the siege of Mariupol is demonstrating a futility to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia under Vladimir Putin.

A month after Russian forced crossed border on 24 February, it appeared that Putin might still get some kind of quick conquest – but any lasting great victory remains much more elusive. … Read More »

Updating Europe: can the latest deal overcome set-backs of the last decade?

  • July 27th, 2020
  • Posted by EU Australia

The French President, Emmanuel Macron, came out of the European Union summit last week all smiles, saying the deal just reached on eventually getting over CORVID-19 was an “historic” game-changer.

It had set up spending forthwith of 750-billion (A$1230-bilion) to repair and re-start the European economy, an act proclaimed by Macron as signalling strong unity, the emergence of not only an economic union, but political and strategic – “sovereign, unified, democratic”. … Read More »

Save-the-Euro plan clears a legal hurdle in Germany…

  • February 9th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

EURO DOLLARGermany’s Constitutional Court, at Karlsruhe, came close on Friday to blocking continued joint intervention s by European Union states, to stabilise member countries in financial crisis. … Read More »

Mourning Eusébio, breath of hope for many, in dark days of Portugal’s past …

  • January 7th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Eusebio_BenficaPortugal is observing three days of national mourning in honour of the Football star Eusébio who died on Sunday aged 71 in Lisbon.

Crowds came out onto the streets of the capital, 6.1.14, as his funeral cortege passed by, with ceremonies held at the town hall and in front of 10000 at the home stadium of his club, Benfica.   … Read More »

EU Crisis Moves for Young Jobless

  • July 6th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Youth Jobs europaA summit on jobs for young people at Berlin this week (3.7.13) agreed to expand and speed up spending on special assistance, boosting it 25% to €8-billion (A$11.3-billion;, 6.7.13).. … 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 »

Scourge Of Unemployment

  • January 12th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-money-symbol-coins2.jpgCOMMENTARY: European jobless figures for the closing months of 2012 have produced a shock of realisation about the hardships and deep uncertainties of getting out of depression and financial crisis. … Read More »

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