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Elections in Europe: Amid the agony of Ukraine there are still Europeans who like Russia best

  • April 12th, 2022
  • Posted by EU Australia

Elections in Europe have shown up the extent of a pro-Russia sympathy, whether drawing on some traditional alignments in Eastern Europe or stirred up by the far-right.

The voting has put a dent in solidarity against the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his war of aggression against neighbouring Ukraine. … Read More »

Europe’s Refugee Crisis – déjà-vu on the frontier …

  • September 8th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

Refugees 2015 Al jazeera Thousands this September, crossing Hungary’s frontier into Austria, replayed the events at the same place in September 1989, with a clear tinge of  irony.

Then as now it was a desperate rush to take advantage of an open frontier, to be received with open arms, moving on to find protection and freedom in Western Europe, writes Lee Duffield. … Read More »

Wimbledon: Brits Break Hoodoo

  • July 9th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Murray andyAndy Murray’s (picture) straight sets victory in the men’s final at Wimbledon ended a 77 year drought for British tennis players, and set the seal on a glorious weekend for his country in sport. … Read More »

EU Summit On Economic Moves: “Get On With It” …

  • March 3rd, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

council-building.jpgThe heads of government of the European Union this week signed their new economic treaty (see EUAustralia Online, “EU summit agrees on finance pact”, 31.1.12),  aimed at securing fast and well coordinated economic management, along with adequate financial back-up for member countries under pressure from debt. … Read More »

Grasping Its Chance: Croatia To Join EU

  • January 23rd, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

croatia-flag.jpg eu-flag-flies.jpgCroatians voted on Sunday to becomes the 28th member country of the European Union.

The voter turn-out was low at 44% but the decision  emphatic, with 66% saying yes to ac cession, which is to take place in July next year, once the existing member governments have ratified it.

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Women In Uniform

  • December 28th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

women-services-aust-2.jpgThe Australian government announced this year (27.9.11) that women in the armed forces will be allowed to serve in any frontline combat roles by 2016.

While women are prominent in many roles already, as senior officers, crew members on warships, air force pilots, and soldiers in Afghanistan, the move excited debate over security and safety issues for all troops, with two sexes in the ranks. … Read More »

Dutch Court Decides Blame On Srebrenica …

  • July 6th, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

srebrenica-grave-wikipedia.jpegOPINION: Old controversies have been revived by an appeal court at The Hague, blaming the Dutch state for the deaths of three men at Srebrenica in 1995. … Read More »

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