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Memoirs, BP and Angela Merkel: Publish And Be Damned?

  • September 9th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

deepwater_horizon.jpg natascha-kampusch.jpegtony-blair-12-06-site.jpgmerkel-resize.jpgPublishing milestones of the week were the autobiography of  Natascha Kampusch in Austria, and more trouble surrounding the memoirs of Tony Blair; BP publishing its apologia in America over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and the German Chancellor defending the rights of the  Danish cartoonist under threat from Islamic groups. … Read More »

Norway Resists Slump; Australia Too?

  • September 7th, 2008
  • Posted by Grace Tobin

Ambassador Wensell

Norway is predicted to have “the world’s smallest economic downturn” next year amid a global recession — according to its own official statistics.

Grace Tobin spoke to the Norwegian Ambassador in Australia, Lars A. Wensell (picture), and concluded that with similar comments coming from Canberra, it’s been a tale two “lucky countries.”

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French Tension

  • November 23rd, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

france-strikes-rcpbmlorguk.jpgMore than a week after strike action that got to paralysis point in Paris, agreement was reached on a start to negotiations (22.11.07); as the former President replied to charges of corruption while in office, and a few moments were given to thoughts about politics — even in far-away Australia.

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Stepping Up Anti-Terror Laws

  • November 7th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

terror-scan.jpgEuropean governments will work together on new steps against terrorism including more laws to criminalise terrorist training and outlaw provocation to commit acts of terror via Internet. … Read More »

Wine And Sugar – Ministers Facing Up To Changes

  • July 20th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-flag-reduced-larger13.pngChanging over from former subsidies regimes to global competition is not plain sailing. … Read More »

World Sugar Congress: “We’re Energy Farmers”

  • July 11th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

canegrowers.jpgGrowers of cane and beet — the sugar industry – from over 25 countries this week (11.7.07) declared great interest in getting into bio-fuel production, while admitting the transition stood to be tough.

The delegates, at Brisbane in Australia, heard that falls in EU production had taken a little of the current pressure off prices, though the Europeans reported their industry restructure has been running behind schedule. … Read More »

Different Signals From The Vineyards And Wineries In France

  • June 19th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

grapes.jpgWine industry leaders in France say they have started making a come-back while farmers in some parts of the country say they’re in serious difficulty and need special help.

Professionals in the wine business have been pronounced “more serene” attending this year’s international wine exhibition at Bordeaux (Vinexpo, 17-21.6.07). … Read More »

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