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You Won't Believe What This Belgium Diplomat Did To A Qatari Princess

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

A senior Belgium diplomat has been arrested for taking off the full-face veil of a Qatari princess after she asked him for directions, in a case that ...

World's Most Awkward Press Conference?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

It was, perhaps, no Marilyn Monroe to John F Kennedy. But today is Angela Merkel's 60th birthday. And that calls for music. At the most awkward pr...

Europe Needs Smarter Investment in Education and Research Infrastructure

Anka Mulder | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anka Mulder

The return on investment will be high for Europe if we get it right, including: a reinvigorated research and education infrastructure, attraction of the best students and faculty, a better skilled workforce, and enhanced competitive advantage vis a vis the rest of the world.

A Stimulus Every Country Needs

Nigel Chapman | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Nigel Chapman

What happens this week in Brussels will be an important signal from global leaders about their commitment to key development and human rights issues and their resolve to work together. The life chances of 57 million children out of school weigh in the balance.

David Cameron's Euro Chutzpah

Denis MacShane | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

Mr Cameron wants to show to his increasingly anti-European Conservative Party and to the Murdoch press as well as the other Europhobe media in London that he can be tough in Europe. Once again he wants to boast that a British prime minister can impose a veto against a candidate for the post of Commission president. London is back dictating to Europe what is permitted and what is forbidden.

Merkel Ally Slams Tories For Teaming Up With German 'Demagogues'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's relationship with Angela Merkel came under pressure on Thursday, after the Conservative Party found itself allied with critics of the ...

An Unidentified 'European' Object

Susannah Savage | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Susannah Savage

The first thing my traineeship in Brussels has taught me is that the British, according to European stereotypes, are not just unfunny. We are underqualified and undereducated too...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 78 - an Atrocity in Brussels

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am sad, very sad. For the last few days I have been haunted by the news of the man who pulled up outside the Jewish museum in Brussels, and shot and killed two visitors and a member of staff. There are photographs on the internet of him firing through the door.

Life as an Outsider and Our Desire to Conform

Liam Beattie | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Tech
Liam Beattie

Through social media ,making friends and meeting new people has never been easier. Yes, critics cry boo at my generation tweeting and posting while we could be having real human interaction, but it is a great way for us outsiders to become part of an exciting online community and give us a sense of belonging, something all of us ultimately crave.

Landmark European Elections Deliver Political Earthquake

Andrew Hammond | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Hammond

Voters from the 28 member nations of the European Union delivered an election earthquake on May 25. Results show major gains in the European Parliament for anti-integration, Euroskeptic parties which span the ideological spectrum from the extreme-right National Front which won the ballot in France, to the far-left Syriza Party which came first in Greece.

The People Have Spoken: Our EU Deal Must Change

Charlie Mullins | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

To those who say there is no changing the EU, I say that's complete and utter rubbish. We need to try, and in the current political and economic atmosphere, we've got every chance of success.

Cameron Tells EU Leaders Brussels Is 'Too Big, Too Bossy'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK

David Cameron issued a stark warning to European counterparts that Brussels is "too big, too bossy, too interfering" as he made clear his opposition t...

Noisy Rise in Extreme Factions Opens Door to Centre-Left

Mark Watts | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Watts

British politics is entering a period of uncertainty, after the relative and somewhat unexpected calm of coalition politics. But in Brussels the impact will be very different. The results across the EU will significantly alter the shape of the European Parliament, and the outcome will influence the formation of the new Commission later this year.

Three Shot Dead At Jewish Museum

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

A deadly shooting at Brussels' Jewish Museum has left three people dead and another seriously wounded, the fire department said. French-language ne...

From Rapping in the European Parliament to a Pornographic Cartoon: How to Get Young People to Vote

Giuseppe Porcaro | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Giuseppe Porcaro

We hope to see, over these next few days, some of these campaigns have an impact on the number of young people across Europe going to cast their vote. However, catchy campaigns are not enough to make the difference. Educating young people in political life, how to vote and what political parties offer them on the issues that they care about, is also vital.

Nigel Farage's 'Will He, Won't He' Over Newark Shows UKIP's Contempt for the British Public

Catherine Bearder | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Catherine Bearder

Political commentators will churn up column inches debating whether he bottled it or not, and what impact this will have on Teflon Nigel. However, this debate misses the central point about UKIP - they hold the electorate in utter contempt.

IDS Tells EU Critic: You Hate Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith has lashed out at EU Employment Commissioner Laszlo Andor after he warned that the UK government's benefits restrictions looked "nas...

Selling Bangladesh

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 14.06.2014 | 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 25.05.2014 | 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 25.05.2014 | 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 25.05.2014 | 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 16.05.2014 | 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 24.04.2014 | 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.