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How One Syrian Student Escaped Kidnap And Helped Found A University For Refugees | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In 2013, Mohammed Odai Al Hashmi was due to catch a lift back home from Al Wadi International University with two friends. They were supposed to conve...

Why Now Is the Worst Time to Respond to the Paris Attacks

Michael Bond | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Michael Bond

People do things when they're angry and scared that they live to regret. This is an everyday truth, but when the deeds are done by governments the consequences can be calamitous.

#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...

These Are The Rising Right-Wing Parties Poised To Exploit Paris Attacks Fears

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK

The aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris which left at least 130 people dead has seen a raft of criticism of the European Union's immigration poli...

Leftist Supergroup, One Night Only: Assange, Zizek and Varoufakis on Stage

Jonty Langley | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jonty Langley

If leftist intellectuals can be rock-stars (and somewhere there must be a guitar trashed by Thomas Piketty that proves they can), then Monday night at...

Bataclan Theatre Hangs Poignant Message Of Hope Above Tributes

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK

A poignant message of hope is being displayed outside the Bataclan theatre, where 89 people were gunned down in a massacre on Friday. The message, ...

Media Freedom and Plurality Is Struggling in Central and Eastern Europe

Juan Garcia | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK
Juan Garcia

Over a quarter of a century since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the scars of Central & Eastern Europe's post-communist legacy are still clear to see.

Why Labour Must Say No to the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I'm a trustee of Water For Africa, an innovative charity that trains local people to provide sustainable water supplies for their communities. As gra...

Cameron's Real Test Is in Westminster, Not Brussels

Anand Menon | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics
Anand Menon

David Cameron needs to convince his backbenchers that he has reformed the Union. Research by the think tank Open Europe has suggested that 203 of the 330 Conservative MPs can be characterised as 'swing voters.' That is to say, they are either not particularly interested in the EU or who are waiting until the results of the renegotiation before making up their minds on the referendum.

David Cameron Has Played With Fire Over EU Immigration - Will He Now Get Burned?

Paul Waugh | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Waugh

Ever since he first gave in to backbench Tory demands for an EU referendum, David Cameron has known that the biggest risk to Britain staying in Europe is public unease about immigration. Cameron's conundrum in 2013 was to persuade the voters that somehow he was acting on their concerns, while not breaking the EU's key principle that any citizen is free to move around for work.

Slip Sliding Away: Complacency, the Conservatives and Brexit

Gavin Devine | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

There are hopes that all of this could soon change, and a new, impassioned and effective pro-European Conservative grouping will emerge. I really hope so. None of us who believe in the UK continuing to be part of the European Union can afford to be complacent. We are in a fight. And all of us, whether Conservatives, the business community or simply voters, have to stir ourselves. There is a lot to do, a lot to lose, and a whole lot to gain.

European Literature Days

Lucy Popescu | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Popescu

This year the overall theme was "The Migrants", a loaded term and geopolitically relevant given the refugee crisis currently being played out in central and eastern Europe.

This Debate Is About the EU, Not About Europe

Rob Comley | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Comley

If you take a look at the pro-EU StrongerIn website, the first thing you will read is the following message - blurting out of the screen in big, bold, white letters: "Britain is stronger, better off and safer in Europe than we would be out on our own." Let's set this record straight - we love 'Europe'. We just hate the EU!

#SomewhereOutThere: Documenting the Truth About the Migrant Crisis in Europe

James Alexander | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
James Alexander

Three friends sitting in an east London pub with a few drinks on the table and the sun peeking over the rush hour traffic... It might seem like an unlikely place to enter a serious discussion about the migrant crisis in Europe, but that's exactly what we did.

6 Infographics That Lay Bare The Brutal Reality Of Europe's Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

The continuing European migration crisis is beginning to reach an inflection point with fears thousands of refugees may freeze to death as winter draw...

Five Places to See Incredible Wildlife in Europe

Frontier | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We always seem to look afar when it comes to seeing wildlife. It seems more exciting, colourful and diverse on every continent other than Europe. Tropical birds are more colourful than a gull, that much is true, but you don't have to go abroad to find unique and breathtaking wildlife. Why not stay in Europe for your next trip?

How Plitvice Lakes Made Me Believe in Fairies

Tara Povey | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Povey

The minute I stepped into the national park my imagination ran away with me. I was away with the fairies (so to speak) for the rest of the day, and with good reason! With it's other-worldly water colours and incredible greenery Plitvice forced me to revert to my childhood ways of ACTUALLY believing in something that I couldn't see. What a novelty!

Refugees Will Freeze To Death, EU President Says In Horrific Prediction

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

People migrating across the Balkans will soon start freezing to death as winter begins, the head of the European Union has warned in a bitter premonit...

How Can Companies Support Refugees in Europe?

Eniko Horvath | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK
Eniko Horvath

It is time for more companies to raise their voice in the refugee debate - as employers, investors, product and service providers, and above all, as powerful economic and societal actors. A more compassionate welcome for refugees is not only the right response to support, it also makes business sense.

Nobody in? Nobody out!

Joshua Virasami | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

Photo: Chris Bethell | @CBethell_photo "This is what a border feels like!" was the chant echoing through the halls of the London Eurostar at Kings C...

The World's Obsession With Rights Rather Than Responsibilities Is the Cause of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Tahir Nasser | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK
Tahir Nasser

A charter of Human Responsibilities rather than simply of Human Rights is, I believe, the next stage in establishing peace in society...

We Have Peace in Europe Because of the EU

Alan Grant | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Europe is peaceful and we need to remember how novel that is, why it is an achievement and, most importantly, what led to it being so normal that we don't even question it any more. Namely, the structures, organisations and processes of the European Union and Britain's role in all of those.

It's Not Just About the Money!

David C. M. Carter | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

Lord Rose of Monewden, the former CEO of Marks & Spencer, has now launched his 'let's stay in Europe' campaign based on a simple piece of dubious mathematics. He claims that every Briton will be 'better off' by £450 a year if the nation remains in the EU.

REVEALED: David Cameron's List Of Demands For The EU Negotiations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Comedy

David Cameron recently announced plans to publish a list of demands for European Union reform in an effort to speed up negotiations ahead of Britain...

We Must Not Respond to the Refugee Crisis With Fear and Ignorance

Simon O'Connell | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK
Simon O'Connell

The refugee crisis unquestionably poses challenges for Europe and the rest of the world, and with the recent escalation of military activity in Syria, we are likely to see a further, large scale movement of people. But the challenges this crisis brings can be met and turned to opportunity.