Posts Tagged ‘scuttles’

Franco-German split scuttles EU budget summit

France’s desire to preserve the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) matched the demands for continued development aid by the EU’s less wealthy members, but ran into determined opposition by Germany and the “frugal quartet” of Denmark, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands. “Unfortunately, today… it was not possible to reach an agreement,” said Charles Michel, president of the European Council. “We […]

High Court scuttles Julia Gillard’s Malaysia solution for asylum seekers

THE Gillard Government’s immigration solution is in tatters, with the High Court scuttling plans to send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia. In a major upset for the Government, the full bench of the high court has this afternoon found the plan to be legally flawed. “Today the High Court held invalid the Minister for Immigration […]

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