Paris, Brussels, and David Cameron's Renegotiation Problem

Mark Detre | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Detre

Mr Cameron has so far proved himself above all to be a politician of exceptional good fortune. He must be hoping for more of the same come December.

#BrusselsLockdown Photos Cast City In A Surreal Apocalyptic Light

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

A military-enforced lockdown in the Belgian capital Brussels has provoked scenes reminiscent of a Hollywood disaster movie as heavily-armed troops gua...

Hunted Paris Gunman May Also Be On The Run From ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

Belgian police have arrested 16 people in their hunt for those connected to the Paris attacks, but fugitive gunman Salah Abdeslam is still on the run ...

Twitter Flooded With Cats To Help Belgian Police Catch Terror Suspects

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

Brussels remained on lockdown on Sunday with authorities searching for key suspects in connection to the Paris attacks. On Friday, the threat alert le...

Brussels Looks Like A Ghost Town As Terror Threat Lockdown Continues

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK

As Brussels remains on lockdown following a terror alert, images from the city reveal empty streets and military patrols. The Belgian capital conti...

Brussels On Lockdown As Fears Grow Of 'Imminent' Paris-Style Terror Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK

Brussels is on lockdown as fears grow that the capital could be the target of an "imminent" terrorist attack "like the one that happened in Paris". ...

The EU Referendum's Threat to Ukip

Sam Douglas-Bate | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Politics
Sam Douglas-Bate

Just as the Scottish result changed the face of British politics, so too will the vote in 2017. As we sail towards a particularly turbulent year, party heavyweights on all sides of the House will want to batten down the hatches and hold tight. Ukip have the most to lose, but for their leader, who has spent his life campaigning for withdrawal, I doubt the survival of the party is even his top priority right now.

Eurosceptics Had Better Go Back to the Drawing Board, Because the 'Norway Model' is a Sinking Ship

Nash Riggins | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

David Cameron is fairly clear about many things. For example, he hates The Human Rights Act. He loves dropping bombs on Syria. More importantly, he's...

An Open Letter to Megan Dunn, President of the NUS

Rob Comley | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Comley

Dear Megan Dunn, I hope this open letter will lead to politically aware Eurosceptic students coming out of hiding. From experience, going against the grain, and in particularly the directives of the National Union of Students (NUS), is frowned upon strongly by your representatives, and I apologise in advance for not agreeing with your views...

When in Belgium, Drink the Beer

Ellis Shuman | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

There is much that makes a visit to Belgium an incredible experience. In addition to the role Brussels plays hosting the headquarters of the European Union, the city attracts tourists from all over the world.

Divided Europe Faces Migration Crisis

Keith Vaz | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

A great deal has been said about stemming the flow of refugees and migrants trying to reach the continent, and about the numbers of people who will settle here, but integration of the arrivals is a fundamental issue which has not received the attention it requires. 

Calling Palestine 'Palestine' in the European Parliament is actually quite important

Alyn Smith | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

Today marks a symbolic victory for those who believe that an Israeli-Palestinian peace is only possible if both sides are treated as equals. The European Parliament voted yesterday to change the name of its "Delegation for Relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council" to the "Delegation for Relations with Palestine" by 344 votes to 282.

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...