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Easter 2019: Hostility and loss in a season of hope

  • April 23rd, 2019
  • Posted by EU Australia

Easter has brought a cruel trial for Christians world-wide with the coordinated bomb attacks on churches and major hotels in Sri Lanka.

That outrage and the devastation by fire of Notre Dame at Paris the week before will be remembered for the season this time.

In Christian belief Easter marks the anniversary of the crucifixion and later resurrection in Jerusalem of Jesus Christ. … Read More »

Ending 2013: “Five Eyes” get a black eye over Snowden spy tales …

  • December 18th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

eyeThe drip feed of information purloined from American security files continued this year as Edward Snowden, former CIA-NSA contractor, continued the campaign from his Russian sanctuary.

Merkel A portrait Obama EUThe news of American phone-tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel (picture), provoking an apology from President Barack Obama (picture) who indicated such practices would stop, was matched by complaints from South-east Asia saying Australia was running the Asia-Pacific side of such operations.
Targetted in this were the so-called Five Eyes states that share intelligence, the United States and the old “white Commonwealth”: Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand. … Read More »

Rudd In EU: The Economy; Security Talks; The Asia-Pacific; Remembering World War I …

  • January 20th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

rudd-abc.jpgThe Australian Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd, has begun a one-week tour in Europe taking in consultations in Brussels on the economic situation, security talks in London and a new bilateral agreement in France, signed on Friday (20.1.12).

NEW AGREEMENT WITH FRANCE INCLUDES PACIFIC, AND THE WESTERN FRONT

An agreement signed in Paris with the French Foreign Minister, Alain Juppe, raised the status of the relationship between the two countries to that of a strategic partnership. … Read More »

Barroso Visit Confirmed

  • September 1st, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

barroso-strasbourg-19-june-07.jpgThe European Commission has confirmed the visit of its President, Jose Manuel Barroso, to  Australia and New Zealand this month. … Read More »

Europe, Asia, Extremism And Violence

  • August 16th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

terror-oslo-un.jpegThe recent massacres in Norway have highlighted an urgent need for intelligent, well-informed international debate shared challenges of countering violent extremism.

As Shada Islam writes from Brussels, that is the theme of efforts by the ASEM process, (Asia-Europe Meeting), bringing together 48 countries of Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. … 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 »

New Nuclear Safety Regime For Europe?

  • March 22nd, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

nuclear-topnewsnznet.jpegMinisters from the European Union countries have agreed (21.3.11) to a program of “stress tests”  on nuclear reactors as a move to protect against accidents.

The move has got a sceptical response from nuclear opponents, including Greenpeace which has put out a list of problem plants in the EU; while in Japan, the battle continued to quell the dire problem which stirred up so much recent concern. … Read More »