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Europe's Problem With Far-Right Violence

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Politics
Vidhya Ramalingam

We aim to start a conversation on how Europe can engage directly with the problem of far-right extremism. It is a conversation about solutions.

Sharp Rise In Immigration Means Targets 'Should Be Put Out Of Their Misery'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

David Cameron's dogged attempts to slash net migration have been dealt another blow as official figures revealed that figure rose to 243,000 in the ye...

Independent Scotland Will Be Rudely Awakened From Its Euro Dreams

Ben Acheson | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

For years, questions were asked about Scotland's EU status if a Yes vote transpired. The European Commission repeatedly refused to answer the 'accession versus succession' issue, not wanting to deal in 'what if' situations or influence anyone's democratic decision. So succession was always a possibility because everything is technically a possible if there is no definite confirmation of its impossibility. Confirmation or not, there were still warnings about the hurdles and potential EU-related costs accompanying Scotland's separation from the UK.

The British Public Definitely Don't Want The Government To Target International Students

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The British public does not see international students as immigrants and are opposed to attempts to reduce their number in a bid to lower net immigrat...

Montenegro - The Pearl of the Adriatic

Petra Shepherd | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

A destination often has an iconic building or place that one instantly associates with it. Think Taj Mahal for India, The Eiffel Tower for France. However, the photo often used to promote the tiny Balkan country of Montenegro is in fact an uber luxury Aman resort, the Aman Sveti Stefan.

Open Letter to America: 10 Things I've Learned as an Ex-Pat

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

On a recent trip across America, I naturally felt like a stranger in a strange land. Things have moved on and changed a lot during the years of my travels. But some things never change, and I found myself in hundreds of casual conversations across the continent, engaging in the same sort of message repeatedly, a message about things I never knew when I grew up there...

Becouscous I Told you, That's Why! - A Hitch-Hike to Morocco

James Dann | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

The old band back together. "No fella (I imagine he said fella) it's legal, it's OK, €50 and we'll be back in 5 minutes, my brother will ...

Romanian Immigration Is Up - But Ukip's Sums Were Off By A Pretty Long Way

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

The number of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants to the UK has increased by 13,000 since labour restrictions were lifted in January, but analysts say the...

9 Foods Russian Could No Longer Enjoy Thanks To Putin

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics

With EU and Western leaders piling pressure on Vladimir Putin with financial sanctions, Russia has retaliated by launching a food fight. Prime Mini...

Prodding the Sleeping Giant- Keeping the Rise of Cycling Rolling

Alec James | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport
Alec James

The public's incredible reaction to the Tour de France which finished on Sunday may have surprised some, but its legacy through quality cycling provision in Britain must be a surprise to no-one.

Industry 4.0: A Driver of Innovation for Europe

Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Tech
Prof. Dr. h.c. Roland Berger

If Europe wants to get a good start in this future market, it has to lay the foundations now, and become active first and foremost on three fronts: in infrastructure, in education, research and development, and in the support and financing of startups.

The Stunning Natural Beauty of Montenegro

Ellis Shuman | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

We really didn't know what to expect when we crossed the border into Montenegro, but we would soon learn that this small, southeastern Europe country is home to some of the most stunning natural beauty that we have ever seen.

Managing Housing Market Risks in the United Kingdom

Ruy Lama | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Ruy Lama

House prices are rising rapidly in the UK at an annual rate of 10.5 percent. House price inflation is particularly high in London (20 percent per year...

Is the Eurozone Crisis Over?

Martin Koehring | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Martin Koehring

The euro zone has emerged from recession, borrowing costs have fallen and the risk of euro area collapse has diminished since mid-2012. However, major causes for concern persist.

The Conservatives in the European Parliament Are Going From Strength to Strength

Syed Kamall | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics
Syed Kamall

We have planted a flag in Brussels which will be a rallying point for others who favour reform and renegotiation in Europe, including those MEPs currently in different political groups in the parliament. Anyone who believes Europe has lost its way and has to change, will know that they will never lack friendship or support from the ECR.

Cheer - Inequality Is Falling Globally! (And Similar Nonsense)

John Weeks | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK
John Weeks

I bet you think that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer. A few well-known facts might lead you to this conclusion. For example, in the ...

A Guide to Porto and the Douro Valley

Zahra Razavi | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Porto's historic city centre has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for good reason. Undoubtedly, one of the best things you can get up to during a stay in Porto is simply to wander and wonder; to engage in the well-established art of flânerie - to walk around idly and aimlessly. Here are some things to look out for on your strolls around the city.

EU: How the UK's Next Commissioner Will Be Appointed

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The name raised a few eyebrows in Brussels when he was announced as the nominee for the UK's spot in the European Commission. Lord Jonathan Hill of Oareford, the leader of the House of Lords, is little known abroad and his appointment is far from guaranteed as he will be subjected to a careful vetting process over the coming months.

The Sweet Drug of Bank Subsidies

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

The large banks that dominate the financial services sector would be making heavy losses without the implicit subsidies they enjoy as a result of the taxpayer guarantee.

In the Footsteps of Our Families

Robin Lustig | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Like an ever-increasing number of people, we have a growing interest in our families' origins. But also because, as journalists, we can't help but be aware that migration is one of the biggest challenges facing the world we live in. So it's only natural that as the son and grandson of immigrants, we're irresistibly tempted to use our own families' pasts as a way of examining the present and the future.

Jessica Elgot

Couple Spend Life Savings On Boat And Drones To Stop Migrant Deaths In The Med

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Regina Catrambone was enjoying the July sunshine on her boat off the coast of Italy's Lampedusa when something caught her eye, a winter jacket floatin...

Is European Fascism on the Rise?

Jo Simmons | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Though Russia has trumpeted its goal of fighting fascism more or less continuously since the Second World War, many in Europe have assumed such an ideology to be definitively outmoded. Today, the West must figure out how to speak to disenfranchised citizens in a meaningful way, to show them that dysfunctional democracies can be reformed, and that directing political frustration at society's most vulnerable members is never a constructive way forward.

Cabinet Reshuffle: Paterson and Gove Sackings Are Long Overdue

Natalie Bennett | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

The removal of a truly dreadful secretary of state - who in the badger cull demonstrated his broader contempt or total failure to understand scientific evidence - is something to celebrate. The departure of education secretary Michael Gove is also cause for celebration. Again, his replacement is largely an unknown quality, her vote against gay marriage a cause for concern, but there's an opportunity here for the government to draw a line under a truly awful period for English schools.

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.

Can You Speak Commission?

Susannah Savage | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Politics
Susannah Savage

Bastardising the English language seems to be Europe's way of punishing Britain for its sins... "Whilst everyone else is making a large and valiant effort to communicate in their second or third language, the lazy, arrogant 'Anglo-Saxons' [sic] never bother to learn other languages and are linguistically inept in any case"