Friday, July 20, 2018, 3:27 pm
In France’s most far-flung territory, New Caledonia, the Bastille Day celebrations this year were as normal, though technically at least, those might have been the last as the national day.
Lee Duffield who is in New Caledonia watching the lead-up to the referendum on independence set for 4 November, says a “yes” vote would overturn decades of deal-making and compromise.
It is the first of three articles.
Monday, July 16, 2018, 6:22 pm
Weakening of accord between Europe and the United States comes at a moment when Australian-EU relations are intensifying – raising thoughts about some future test of loyalty among friends.
British secession from the European Union that is set to become formal on 19.3.19 should complicate things even more.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 11:14 am
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, […]