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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 »

Fines Over Farm Stocks

  • April 15th, 2007
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

emma-agriculture.jpgNine member states of the European Union have been fined following a crack down on stockpiling of agricultural products.

As Emma Cillekens reports from Brussels, the European commission is putting its money where its mouth is in terms of cutting back on surplus agricultural storage. … Read More »

Australia In New Quest For Trade Deal

  • April 11th, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

wto-reduced.gifA high level international trade meeting in New Delhi will see the United States put under pressure to cut its domestic support for farm production. … Read More »

Last of the Butter Mountain

  • March 30th, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

catle-in-field-small.jpgThe European union has demolished its famous butter mountain, a distinctive part of the stockpile of unsold, subsidised farm products which for decades caused trouble between Europe and its trading competitors, especially Australia. … Read More »

Moving Ahead On New-look, Still-costly Farming

  • March 30th, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

belgium-fram-reduced.jpgPlans for moving out of production-based agricultural support to direct payments and regional development schemes have been taken one step further – amid evidence of strong public support. … Read More »

Farm Money, and Health Checks on Feed and Food

  • March 14th, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

belgium-fram-reduced.jpgTwo announcements from the European Commission this week (13.3.07) promise detailed disclosures on farm support, and upgraded controls on disease and contamination.

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