Selling Bangladesh

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Leo Cendrowicz

Bangladesh's foreign minister Mahmood Ali has been touring Europe in a bid to overcome perceptions that his four-decade-old country is tumbling into a vortex of factionalism...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 68 - TEFAF and Beyond

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Thursday brought a visit to another fair. I had missed the opening, on Wednesday, of the BADA fair in Chelsea. This fair is a quintessentially British fair and it has a distinct aura of country weekends and weddings in marquees.

Forget Ukip, Northern Ireland Has the Most to Gain in the European Elections

Ben Acheson | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Who really cares about the European elections? Let's face it, they can be pretty irrelevant. Just by mentioning them, some people may already have lost interest in this article...

Ten Big News Stories Flight MH370 'Overshadowed'

Adam Isaacs | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Isaacs

An exciting story, and a poignant one in equal measure: a clear blue day, a reliable Boeing 777, and an experienced crew. Then, nothing. You've thought about the paradoxical nature of the story for weeks...

Severe Weather Warning For David Cameron

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

More than half of those affected by the recent flooding were not satisfied by how the coalition reacted to the crisis. According to a poll of 1,00...

10 Cities You Should Explore Over the Easter Holidays

Nola Chesworth | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Easter is a great time to take advantage of the long weekend and go exploring a new city; as Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are Public Holidays in many countries, there are some restrictions on what you can do due to limited opening hours, but this should not deter you.

Brussels Tells Cameron: 'Think Twice'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

Brussels could challenge the government's attempts to curb migrants' benefits, it has warned. Employment Commissioner Laszlo Andor warned the Gover...

Building Trust on Social Media: A Recipe to Increase Turnout at the 2014 European Elections

Alessandro Bonzio | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Tech
Alessandro Bonzio

The upcoming European elections will offer a valuable insight into the current state of democracy in the EU. While the vote will lay the foundations for a greater involvement of citizens in the Union's policy-making process, a poor result may end up undermining the legitimacy of the EU system as a whole.

We Need a Sensible Debate About Immigration

Syed Kamall | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Syed Kamall

As the son of immigrants, I grew up living in a community in North London alongside people from numerous different backgrounds and cultures. I know how much immigrants can contribute to British society and we should welcome those who work hard and make a contribution. However, we have to take seriously, and address, public anxiety over the potential scale and effect of immigration from Eastern European countries.

Let's Bid Farewell to the Cultural Imperialism of Brussels

David Campbell Bannerman MEP | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
David Campbell Bannerman MEP

The EU has used a vast number of mechanisms to promote the idea that we are not British but European. Through manipulating our sport, our history, through our cities and our citizenship, the EU has sought to instil the teaching of Jean Monnet, the 'Father of Europe', into our everyday lives.

There Must Be No Shortcuts on Serbia's Path to the EU

David Clark | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Politics
David Clark

The challenge presented by Serbia's accession is symptomatic of a larger problem that has become apparent as the EU's frontiers have expanded. Almost all European countries outside the EU want the rights and opportunities that come with full membership.

Poll Finds British Public Want To Stay In EU

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A new poll suggests that while the British public aren't ready to pull out of the European Union just yet, they would like to see a shift in power awa...

Nissa TV: Minding the Gender Gap in Media

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dimple Vijaykumar

After years of hard work and preparation, a feminist TV channel dedicated to promoting gender equality in Euro-Mediterranean countries is finally being launched.

Dear Santa, Please Make the EU More Competitive

Terence Tse | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Terence Tse

2014 will be a crucial year for the EU. The European elections are going to take place in May and we certainly hope that they will attract more attention and interest than in the past.

Winter Magic in Brussels

Vesela Gladicheva | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vesela Gladicheva

If you're in the midst of searching for a last-minute, magical escape this Christmas, look no more. In addition to the traditional, German-style market every European capital boasts nowadays, Brussels has something extra in store this winter.

Between London and Brussels

Lauren Razavi | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

It was a freezing winter week and all I really wanted to do was curl up in bed with a cup of hot chocolate and the company of a cat. Instead, work compelled me to drift for a week between two of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities: London and Brussels.

Do We Want to Solve the Eurocrisis? Let's Look South!

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Mark Esposito

This model of growth is inefficient from a macroeconomic perspective because it incurs into dispersion and disposal of public funds, but it could be very efficient from a microeconomic lens, which is where markets reside...

Poll Reveals Widening Gap Between Britain And European Union

The Huffington Post | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A survey of more than 5,000 voters in the UK, Germany, France and Poland finds that Britons are far more hostile to the European Union and its policie...

Materials Are Key Challenge for Europe in Resource-Constrained World

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

In the build up to February's European Council Summit on industrial competitiveness, Brussels is in the midst of a major policy review. Industrial strategy is the right topic for Europe to be debating and now is exactly the right time to address it...

The Single Seat Initiative: An Example of Waste to Energy

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Mark Esposito

These are daunting times for many Europeans. Those who do have a job feel the pressure of a shrinking and dormant economy, with more uncertainties abo...

Europalia Brings India's Cultural Heritage to Europe

Stuart Forster | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Over the coming months Belgium will be the focal point for Europalia India, a major festival celebrating aspects of Indian culture, art and history.

Curvy Cucumbers and High-Heeled Hairdressers Welcome in Brussels

Giles Goodall | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The EU gets a lot of bad press in Britain for its perceived addiction to pointless and occasionally bizarre regulations. Who could forget the reports about straight bananas, fishermen's hairnets and a ban on topless builders?

You Can Take Charge of YOUR Europe

Othmar Karas | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Othmar Karas

What many do not realize is the European Parliament has an impact on almost every aspect of life in the UK, whether it is trying to cut the costs of a mobile phone call while you're on holiday to protecting your employment rights when you're at work or trying to ensure the very air you breathe is clean.

Reward for the Tough Choice Takers

Mark Oaten | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Oaten

Brussels is as I write, still more tourist than Eurocrat as the political institutions take their summer break though they will be back to work imminently. Reflecting on where we were eighteen months ago, I believe the Commission and Institutes have a great deal to be proud about.

Parler L'anglais? My Language Shame

Liam Beattie | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

Having recently moved overseas to work as an intern, I have been spending some time pondering what have been the most awkward moments of adapting to life in Belgium. Now I have given this some serious thought...