Brussels

Frustrating, Chaotic, Perfect: Noordzee, Brussels' Best Non-Restaurant?

Patrick Hanlon | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Hanlon

The name simply translates as 'North Sea' from both French and Flemish - the very body of water from which the daily catch is landed, then transported to Brussels and cooked by end of play each day.

Belgium PM Comes Out Swinging Against Cameron's 'Dismantling' Of The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron will not be allowed to “dismantle” the European Union as he re-negotiates Britain’s role, the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Miche...

NIgel Farage Did NOT Receive A Warm Welcome Back To Brussels

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Politics

After failing to win the Thanet South seat, resigning, then promptly 'unresigning', Nigel Farage has headed back to the European Parliament with his t...

EU and Britain: Together or Apart?

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nikolaos Dimou

In my view, the EU would be a better place, if the plethora of its policies were not defined as an outcome of the everlasting conflicts between a humanitarian but unrealistic France and a productive but austere Germany, but if they were rather set by a pragmatist Britain. This outcome might as well be the best choice possible for Europe's -and Britain's- future.

What the Greek Result Means for the British Election

Stuart Thomson | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

The Greek elections really show that politics can generate interest and excitement. In their hearts, electorates really want their Governments to govern and to do things. It may suit Nick Clegg to try for honesty with the electorate about can and cannot be achieved by Government but Greece shows that sometimes they want dynamism and action.

Why EU's carbon policy discourages subsidies for energy savings and renewables

Laurens de Vries | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Laurens de Vries

The Dutch government had commissioned this study to compare different options, but the large negative value of offshore wind was what caught most attention. This negative result is partly due to the fact that the climate benefits of wind energy were valued at zero.

Clueless Within Europe, Rudderless Without

Gavin Devine | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

Britain's role within Europe is going to be much discussed in the coming months. A lot of truths and untruths will be trotted out by both sides of the debate. We will hear a lot of myths about what the UK can achieve vis-à-vis Europe in terms of reforming the EU and its institutions, or in terms of the relationship we can have if we leave...

UKIP's Contribution

John Watson | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics
John Watson

I hold no candle for UKIP, a party whose policies on the EU and on immigration seem to me to be mistaken and which, if it is to make an impact in May, will need to attract some very odd people; but neither are they all racists and, by removing the taboo on the discussion of immigration, they have done their country a great service.

To See the Future of Science We Need to Look Beyond the '2.0 Paradigm'

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The vernacular of 'Science 2.0' has become increasingly utilised in the debate about the future of science. Many media articles and conferences focus on this topic, and the European Commission has recently held a public consultation to better understand the impact of 2.0 and desirability of policy action to enable it.

Asa Bennett

Back Same Sex Marriage? This Gay Ukip MEP Thinks You're An 'Equality Nazi'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics

Gay marriage supporters are "equality Nazis" who helped push through something that only matters to "some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal froc...

Why University Campuses are Key Enablers of Europe's Future Prosperity

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The quality of European universities and their campuses not only affects policy agendas of education, research and innovation. It also affects Europe's position in the global competition for the best students and professors (the global 'battle for brains'), and the wider competitive advantage, productivity, profitability and sustainable development of Europe.

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...