Latest Franz Fischler Stories

2008-10-09 06:00:29

By Dan Buglass Rural THE Common Agricultural Policy, which comes at a cost in the region of 40 billion (GBP 36bn) to European taxpayers, was last subject to a major review in 2004, with the new regime taking effect on 1 January 2005.

2008-10-07 18:00:00

By Steve Dube A FUTURE of price boom and bust faces farmers with the arrival of Russia as a major player in the grain market. Former EUFarmCommissioner Franz Fischler haswarnedthat a massive European cereal harvest this year will force prices down this autumn.

2008-06-26 12:02:42

By STEPHANIE RUBENSTEIN Hand-in-hand, around 200 elementary school pupils stood along the Acre shoreline on Sunday, in protest of the water pollution that has left the beaches there subject to closures for a second summer.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.