Crisis

Idealists, Convicts, Misfits and Russians: A Civilian's Tale in Eastern Ukraine

Tom Johnson | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

In times of war, except in cases of extreme tragedy, the plight of the civilian is often ignored. The devastating shooting down of flight MH17 served only to cruelly to remind us that the civilian costs in war are often just as great as the military ones...

Europe Needs Smarter Investment in Education and Research Infrastructure

Anka Mulder | Posted 11.07.2014 | 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.

Why Europe's Universities Need 'Stress Testing' Even More Than the Banking Sector

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

State funding is being cut, European universities are dropping down the international rankings and less research is being produced... Many European campuses are in very poor functional and physical condition... the time to act is now.

Award Winning Student Newspaper in Funding Crisis

Leo Garbutt | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Leeds Student is valued by students and is an asset to the reputation of both Leeds University Union and the University. Going forward, this must be recognised by the Union.

Crowd-sourced Mapping Is Opening Up the Darkest Corners of the World

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Most maps are static representations of a geographical snapshot in time but the world changes constantly, especially in fast-moving situations such as wars or natural disasters - something I recently explored in a recent documentary for BBC Radio 4, Mapping the Void.

EU Markets: Stiffer Penalties for Financial Fraud

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Market abuses like Libor helped to precipitate and exacerbate the economic crisis that has beset the world over the last few years. Yet, while the victims of this sort of fraud can be measured in millions and damages in billions, convictions remain only too rare and sentences are often lenient, considering the scale of the crimes.

Worth the Austerity? Why the European Parliament Is Conducting an Inquiry Into the Impact of Troika Measures

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Bailout countries have been on the Troika's leash now for nearly four years, but just how effective have its measures been. The Troika - composed of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund - is tasked with getting economies back into shape by proscribing a diet of strict austerity and plenty of strenuous reform measures, but its methodology has been questioned since the start.

Four Reasons Why Europa Takes World Leadership

Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger

Optimism is important. Europe's values play a key role as a compass for the world, and continue to hold an enormous power of attraction. To keep Europe's light from fading, we must stand together. Only as a community of Europeans will we have power, influence and a future.

WATCH: All James Wants For Christmas...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

James Arthur has put his recent controversies behind him to perform a very festive gig in aid of homeless charity Crisis this week. The 'X Factor' ...

Survivor Stigma

Caroline Murphy | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Murphy

Experiences of sexual violence are many and varied, so rather than speaking 'for' survivors, I speak as one. I share my experience in the hope that some of the stigma will be broken down & that others might feel safe sharing their stories too.

Protecting Women & Girls in Crisis

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Sir Peter Westmacott

Worldwide, one in five women will become a victim of rape or attempted rape in their lifetime. Women and girls are even more at risk in crisis situations, particularly flood, famine, and conflict.

City Hall Standoff: Hostage Crisis In Germany

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

The armed man who has taken people hostage at a city hall in the German city of Ingolstadt, Bavaria, has forced Angela Merkel to cancel a visit that h...

Accident And Emergency Depratments To Get £500m Bailout

PA | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

Struggling A&E departments are to be given a £500 million Government bailout to help relieve pressure in the coming months. The cash, announced by...

Getting Through a Divorce - How to Survive the Five Stages of 'EX'

Margaret Manning | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Manning

It is time now to build a new life, shape a new career, make new friends, and even fall in love again. Don't worry if you fall along the way. Now, it's time to be fearless. Build courage one step at a time. Life is short.

Breakthrough Innovation Offers Opportunity to Tackle Global Food Crisis

Nick van de Giesen | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK
Nick van de Giesen

Hence, the ambitious TAHMO project we are pioneering which requires the installation of 20,000 measuring stations, each one costing only 500 dollars, at intervals of 30 kilometres. The new weather stations, based upon latest cost-effective technology, will measure all standard meteorological variables (rainfall, radiation, temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction).

Reflecting on the Bonn Climate Talks: A Letter to my Son

Kit Vaughan | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Tech
Kit Vaughan

You see, Alfred, as the earth warms, the global climate system is spiraling out of control, becoming less stable and increasingly unpredictable. The world's weather is becoming increasingly erratic. In short, the very basis of our societies - a stable and predictable climate - is now rapidly changing beyond our control.

Acting Now to Ensure a Liveable Pension Tomorrow

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Pensions are a great way of providing older people with a minimum income, but their future is far from certain. Most state pensions in Europe tend to be funded through contributions by today's workers.

A Lost Generation: Tackling the Rising Problem of Youth Unemployment

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The rise in unemployment is one of the worst effects of the current economic crisis. Some 23 million people are without a job in the EU, of whom 2.6 million live in the UK.

Banking Reforms - Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?

Tom Davies | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Davies

The politicization of banking reforms makes a mockery of the problem at hand. Regulators at all levels should have unchecked power to impose reforms as they see fit. When it comes to regulation, the Basel committee should not be making concessions to the private sector whatsoever.

The Neurology of Bubbles: The Case of Cyprus

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK
Professor Ian Robertson

The new patient was a famous artist and the hospital staff who knew about art were half in awe of him, half dismayed to see his flaccid left arm and h...

Cyprus and the Economic Crisis: Time to Put People First

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

After endless hours of discussions, litres of coffee and a copious amount of frustration, an agreement on the rescue of Cyprus's banks has finally been hammered out.

EU-US Free Trade Agreement: What Are the Obstacles?

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The EU and the US have for a long time been behaving like reluctant lovers: flirting, and bickering, but never willing to go the distance. Despite many shared interests, a full-blown free-trade agreement has always proved one step too far.

Why Parliaments Need a Greater Say Over Economic Reform

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Countries trade with other member states and invest across borders, while Europeans live, study and work abroad. This means that what happens in one country will affect the others. The crisis over the last few years showed the impact a few financially troubled countries can have on the rest of the EU.

Children of Syria: Witnessing Pockets of Hope in the Midst of Turmoil

Mark Choonoo | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK
Mark Choonoo

I walked around to see how children in Homs are living. In a convent that works with children, situated at the end of a line of fully standing buildings and right before the destruction and rubble begins, I was amazed to find children reading books, listening to teachers, drawing pictures and playing games. The drawings on the walls spoke of smiling faces, waving hands, laughter and messages about the need to forgive. A total contrast to the rubble outside that represents so many battered lives.

'Prepare For The Worst'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

The hostage crisis in Algeria is still not over, the Foreign Office has confirmed, with Britain is braced for news of more casualties amid confusion o...