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Is the Eurozone's Free Ride Coming to an End?

Simon Tilford | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Tilford

The eurozone is banking on a weak euro and strong global growth to boost exports and inflation and offset the weakness of domestic demand. How likely ...

Syria and the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis: A Failure of International Responsibilities

Kurt Mills | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Kurt Mills

In Europe, there are attempts to remove even the humanitarian framing - identifying hundreds of thousands of people as migrants who simply want to come to take our jobs, rather than as those who are in desperate need of protection and other assistance. This is a dramatic failure of responsibility at all levels of political leadership.

Where Next for European Social Democracy?

Martin Edobor | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
Martin Edobor

This is the first challenge for Jeremy Corbyn's new politics. He must reconnect to a base preoccupied with concerns of nationhood, immigration and the economy, before broadening out to speak to the concerns of the middle classes if his political project is to make a difference. Our sister parties across Europe must do the same, though just because the problems are universal, the solutions may not be...

Nationalisation Is Not Against EU Law

Sam Fowles | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

Sorry Nigel but EU law will not prohibit a properly handled nationalisation of energy utilities.

Ten Brilliant European Brewery Tours | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Oktoberfest is currently in full-swing, with hordes of people donning their lederhosen and dirndls and flocking to Munich to celebrate its 205th year. From centuries-old traditional breweries to modern, multimedia "experiences", we have selected ten of the best brewery tours around Europe in honour of this world-famous folk festival's dedication to beer.

A Taste of the Sweet Life

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

Between June and October each year, thousands of sun-seekers from across the globe make their way through the infamous windy roads of Italy's iconic Southern Coastline and it's certainly no mystery as to why. Are in the Know About the Chaos of Leaving and Benefits of Staying in Europe

Will Straw | Posted 26.09.2015 | UK Politics
Will Straw are in the know about the chaos of leaving and benefits of staying in Europe. During a BBC report of the freshly launched on Thursday evening, this shot from the campaign's offices caught the viewer's eye...

Migration and the EU: An Institution Crumbling?

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

The European Union is built on a labyrinthine system of rules and regulations designed to ensure that all members have equal rights and responsibilities. Once member states start tearing up the rule book with impunity, the structure soon starts to crumble.

The Comment Section on the Refugee Crisis is an Unsurprisingly DARK Place

Lewis Barton | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK
Lewis Barton

For the last serval months, the ongoing refugee/migrant crisis has become the dominating story amongst European countries. Whether it is interviews wi...

Refugees Face Impossible Choices

Louise Finan | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK
Louise Finan

For those of us who have been following the humanitarian fallout of the conflict in Syria and in Iraq, the distressing images of men, women and children seeking refuge throughout Europe come as no surprise.

Austerity Brings Extremism: Why the Welfare State Is the Key to Understanding the Rise of Europe's Far Right

Daphne Halikiopoulou | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics
Daphne Halikiopoulou

Welfare state policies are the link between economic crisis, unemployment and far right party support. Welfare cuts have increased the insecurity of the European middle classes that are being hit by the economic crisis. This matters because of the implications it has for policy. By reversing austerity, which results in welfare cuts and increases insecurity, we can limit the appeal of right-wing extremism.

Europe's Migrant Crisis: The Region's Past, Present, and Future

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Consider the word "crisis" in the modern world. Which would be the first geographical region that comes to your mind when you think about "crisis"? Maybe not Europe? At least, perhaps not until recent months, when the region became plagued with two major crises -- the financial one caused by our Greek friends, and the currently trending news item, the migrant crisis.

Ten Tips for Britons Joining Aid Convoys to Europe

Dilly Hussain | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

PHOTO: Dilly assisting Waseem Iqbal distribute aid in the Sudanese quarter of "The Jungle" refugee camp in Calais. After reading and seeing the med...

The Corbynist Manifesto: But Are We Really Ready for Change?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

A spectre is haunting Britain. Indeed. Sounds familiar. The starting words of the Communist Duo themselves in the opening of their Manifesto to the wo...

Time to Purchase a Property In Paradise? Some Top Tips

Michael Bruce | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Bruce

As we welcome autumn and with it shorter days and and influx of showers, very much signalling the end of Britain's brief sunny period, a topic of conversation I've had with a lot of homeowners across the country lately is the idea of buying abroad. It seems there is a lot of appetite for it.

How Do We Make Refugees Truly Welcome?

Rocco Blume | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Rocco Blume

There are no easy answers. Yet for Europe's welcome to remain sincere and feasible we need to confront the scale the challenge ahead and do it now.

Opportunities Amidst the Migration Crisis

Gibril Faal | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Gibril Faal

In August 2015, there were about two million Syrian refugees in Turkey and they make up about 25% of the population of Lebanon. Even with the highest ...

To Protect Workers' Rights We Must Campaign to Stay in the EU

Caroline Lucas | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The EU is, as it stands, a real brake on further attacks on our rights. EU rules mean that we're not forced to work more than 48 hours per week, that we're entitled to four weeks paid holiday and that part time and agency workers are entitled to equal pay and conditions. Indeed at the heart of EU rules -written into the Charter of Fundamental Rights - is the right to strike.

It Is Our Problem

Ella Marshall | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Marshall

"Most of them are economic migrants." "We already spend billions of pounds on foreign aid." "The UK is full!!!! We can't have anymore people here." ...

EU Summit on Refugee Crisis Will Define the Europe We Are Living In

Johan Eldebo | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK
Johan Eldebo

It is perhaps worth asking what kind of a world we want to live in, and what values we want Europe to stand for. We have to find it in ourselves to take up our moral responsibility and care for those in need, and to insist the same of our leaders.

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.

Humanitarian Disaster Causing Political-Economic Crisis

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

"European governments have proved to have an almost unlimited talent for making fools of themselves on an issue that can be tackled only by all of the...

David Cameron Is Wrong: Businesses Should Speak Out About the EU

Gavin Devine | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

Businesses have a legitimate right to be heard, and for them to express a view would add practical experience and good sense to the debate. And so shutting up the business lobby is probably impossible, and would be stupidly counterproductive. The Prime Minister's advisers, not for the first time, are wrong.

We Can No More Turn Our Back on Europe Than We Can on the Refugees From Syria

Hilary Benn | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK Politics
Hilary Benn

Of course we need the EU to reform, but Britain's membership helps us make the best of our own prospects. And it is also the best hope we have of dealing with practical and moral challenges like the current refugee crisis... We can no more turn our back on Europe than we can on the refugees from Syria who are in desperate need of Europe's help.

Has No.10 Done Enough To Defuse Eurosceptic Rebellion?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has launched a fresh move to defuse a Tory rebellion over Europe with new rules to restrict taxpayer-funded spending on an EU referendum...