UK Europe

The Athenians Strike Back

Danny Hilton | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Hilton

This week I've been at "The City of Athens Annual Travel Trade Workshop" - the second year for this event, housed at the huge Megaron International Conference Centre. This is a totally different city to that portrayed in the UK news two years ago.

An Unexpected Mini Break

Christina Miller | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

If a minibreak is on the cards this Easter weekend or beyond, why investigate a trip to Geneva or Lausanne? Geneva is perfect for a long weekend shopping with the girls, while Lausanne is better suited for a romantic getaway.

What Can Labour Offer Young People?

James Coe | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
James Coe

Labour must ensure that as many young people as possible are eligible to vote in the next general election. This is the demographic that are most likely to vote Labour - and the demographic who are most ignored by politicians.

EU Helps You Watch Porn Abroad Says Conservative Politician

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

One of the benefits of the European Union is better access to foreign porn movies, according to a French member of the European Parliament. Joseph ...

Skiing at Alpe d'Huez, France

Stuart Forster | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

I tend to listen to advice offered by friends. That said, I'm glad I ignored a well-meaning mate who told me early April was far too late in the season to go skiing in the French resort of Alpe d'Huez.

'UK Should Leave EU And Dare Brussels To Do Its Worst'

PA | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain should trigger a process that would give it back-door independence from the European Union and challenge Brussels to "do its worst", a report ...

Were European Migration Figures 'Underestimated'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A "substantial" number of eastern European migrants arriving in Britain in the last decade were not counted, statisticians have admitted. Net migra...

Women's Rights: The March Backwards

Thilde Knudsen | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK
Thilde Knudsen

Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit and today in Brussels, a Parliamentary hearing is discussing a European Citizens' Initiative that if successful would block European Commission (EC) development funding for maternal health.

EU Exit 'Could Boost UK Economy By £1.3 Billion' Says Top Diplomat

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's exit from the European Union would boost the economy by £1.3 billion, according to a senior trade diplomat. Iain Mansfield claims that r...

Facing Threats, Beatings And Intimidation, Europe's Roma 'Failed By EU'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

The economic crisis in Europe is fuelling violent "pogroms" against Roma people across the continent, with some politicians encouraging intimidation, ...

How to Experience the True Venice

Andrea Magrath | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Stow your map. See that long, narrow, foreboding passageway off the main thoroughfare? Walk down there. Venice is a remarkably safe city, and you'll only get so far before you hit the sea, so be brave and wander without direction.

Nigel Farage Is No Patriot

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

For a British politician, being patriotic implies a deep understanding of British culture, values and national interest, and the willingness and ability to stick up for those values. Farage demonstrated a total misinterpretation of British culture and history and the values on which that culture is based.

The Dallasification of Europe - America's Influence on European Culture

Cai Wilshaw | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Cai Wilshaw

With the European Commission's red lines firmly drawn on the limitations of the TTIP free trade agreement, the European audiovisual sector is safe at last. So what's next for the Dallasification of European TV?

Nigel vs Nick: How Clegg Missed an Open-Goal

Emily Stacey | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

Moments before Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg took to the stage for their second debate on Europe, the Ukip leader made a controversial comment stating that it was "more than likely" that it was not Assad but the rebels who had used chemical gas in Syria. Surely this was an open-goal for the Deputy Prime Minister to win the debate hands down? It wasn't. Farage triumphed instead.

Hezza Thinks Britain Will 'One Day' Join The Euro

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain will "one day" ditch the pound and adopt the Euro as its currency, Tory peer Lord Heseltine has predicted. Asked by the New Statesman if it...

Cable: You Can't Want Growth If You Back An EU Exit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

On the eve of Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage's second debate about Britain's membership of the European Union, Vince Cable has warned that leaving the p...

British Manufacturing and the Case for Europe

Vince Cable | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Vince Cable

No one can plausibly be in favour of the rebalancing the British economy, boosting exports and supporting sustainable growth while being in favour of leaving the EU... It is inconceivable to sacrifice the success of our most successful manufacturers to satisfy knee-jerk isolationism.

Football, Fear and Torture in Transnistria: Undercover in a Country That Doesn't Officially Exist

Jim Wickens | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Jim Wickens

It sounds like a distant planet in a dystopian sci fi movie, and the place itself doesn't disappoint. Welcome to Transnistria, a tiny strip of land measuring less than 15 miles wide. Long linked to organised crime, the government here doesn't take too kindly to journalists, so for a special report with Channel 4 News, we went in undercover.

If The Second Nick Clegg Vs Nigel Farage Debate Was A Rap Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, if rapping is good enough for Michael Gove... (Created by Handface, David Schneider and @UnnamedInsider.) SEE ALSO: Nick Clegg Vs Nigel F...

Mandelson: You Would Be Stark Staring Bonkers To Quit The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

British voters would be "stark staring bonkers" if they chose to quit the European Union in an upcoming referendum on the UK's membership, Peter Mande...

EU Exit Talk Is 'Anti-Jobs And Anti-Business', Warns Balls

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has warned that "even talking" of Britain leaving the European Union is "anti-jobs and anti-business" as it would create "huge uncertainty" f...

It's Time to Get Tougher on UK Tax Havens, Mr Cameron

Rachel Baird | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Rachel Baird

The UK deserves huge credit for choosing to create a public register of companies' owners in the first place. If implemented in an effective and enforceable way, the register will set an important precedent for the rest of the world to follow. It also gives David Cameron's letter to Europe a lot of credibility. But what the UK does in relation to its Overseas Territories also affects that credibility.

Business Agrees With Nick on the EU: It's About Jobs, Jobs and Jobs

Giles Goodall | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

As we draw closer to the European elections on 22 May, more and more business leaders are speaking out in favour of Britain's membership of the European Union. Not a day seems to go by without another major employer warning of the risks for Britain's jobs and economy of a potential EU exit.

9 Lessons Clegg And Farage Can Learn From US Presidential Debates

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg will go head-to-head in a highly-anticipated debate on the European Union on Wednesday. Hosted by Nick Ferrari on LBC a...

Europe on the Brink

Robin Lustig | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Western leaders who'll be meeting for emergency talks in Europe next week have an unusually important judgement call to make: do they believe President Putin when he says he intends to go no further in Ukraine?