Posts Tagged ‘ European ’

EU delegation continues support for poverty reduction in Vietnam 

July 4, 2011
EU delegation continues support for poverty reduction in Vietnam 

The European Delegation said it will support Vietnam's poverty reduction efforts. The European Delegation to Vietnam has announced a total of 29 million euros (US$41 million) in grants to support poverty reduction efforts in Vietnam. Of this grant, 17 million euros will be used as the final installment of the European Poverty Reduction Support Program, a [...]

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Fresh breeze from an old culture: Europe Days in Vietnam 

June 1, 2011
Fresh breeze from an old culture: Europe Days in Vietnam 

  A visitor watching a work of Vietnamese – German artist Khai Doan displayed at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi. Doan’s exhibition “Dipolar,” opening until June 5, is a highlight of the Europe Days in Vietnam this year. The colonial vestiges of French villas and Opera Houses are reminders of a time when European cultural influences were [...]

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Children’s drawings on gender equality win awards 

June 1, 2011
Children’s drawings on gender equality win awards 

Painting Bit mat bat de (Blind man’s buff) by Nguyen Phan Nguyet Minh, a fourth-grader from Hanoi was awarded special prize3 In a sunlit garden of flower and fruit-laden trees, children play a game of blind man’s buff, or should we call it blind women’s buff? For nine-year-old Nguyen Phan Nguyet Minh, a fourth-grader from [...]

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Iceland volcano still spewing ash, Europe threatened 

May 24, 2011
Iceland volcano still spewing ash, Europe threatened 

An Eumetsat image shows the ash cloud (reddish colour) billowing from Grimsvoetn, Iceland's most active volcano. A plume of ash from an erupting Icelandic volcano headed for Britain Tuesday, forcing flight cancellations and a change in US President Barack Obama’s travel plans. The eruption of Grimsvoetn has raised concerns over a repeat of last year’s [...]

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Once again, Saab nears the end of the road 

May 15, 2011
Once again, Saab nears the end of the road 

Saab’s plant in the southwestern town of Trollheattan. Saab’s survival is once again in doubt after a cash-injection deal with a Chinese automaker collapsed, a year after the brand was brought back from the brink when purchased by Dutch firm Spyker. Saab’s plant is the southwestern town of Trollheattan has stood still for many weeks, [...]

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European Film Festival 2011 to screen 13 movies for free 

May 9, 2011
European Film Festival 2011 to screen 13 movies for free 

El Greco from Greece is among 13 movies to be screened in this year's European Film Festival 2011 in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from May 16-29. The 12th European Film Festival, as part of Europe Days 2011 in Vietnam, will take place in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi from May [...]

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Europe bids to ‘halt’ biodiversity loss 

May 4, 2011
Europe bids to ‘halt’ biodiversity loss 

EU environment commissioner Janez Potocnik gives a press conference on an EU biodiversity strategy up to 2020 at EU headquarters in Brussels. Europe set new targets Tuesday to halt a mainly man-made loss of species costing billions each year as campaigners called for tougher environmental demands on farmers. “It’s our natural capital that we are [...]

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Milano fashion show brings European elegance to Saigon 

April 23, 2011
Milano fashion show brings European elegance to Saigon 

A blossom garden theme at Milano fashion show charmed guests viewing the newest European styles in the 2011 Spring/Summer collection. (Photo by Phan Anh) Last night at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, the Milano fashion show featured a Spring/Summer collection of high end European brands, and had a vivid display of bright summer fashions and [...]

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Vietnam asked to screen seafood shipments amid radiation concerns 

April 16, 2011
Vietnam asked to screen seafood shipments amid radiation concerns 

A seafood processing factory in Vietnam France and Italy have required seafood imported from Vietnam to be checked for radiation before it leaves the country, an industry group said Friday. To Tue Lang, chairwoman of the Seafood Exporters Association in the central province of Binh Thuan, said the requirement came as concerns rose over the [...]

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WikiLeaks’ Assange ‘would face denial of justice’ 

February 7, 2011
WikiLeaks’ Assange ‘would face denial of justice’ 

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrives at Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court, in southeast London, on February 7. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would be tried behind closed doors in a “flagrant denial of justice” if extradited to Sweden over sex crime allegations, his lawyer told a British court on Monday. The 39-year-old Australian appeared at Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...