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Why University Campuses are Key Enablers of Europe's Future Prosperity

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The quality of European universities and their campuses not only affects policy agendas of education, research and innovation. It also affects Europe's position in the global competition for the best students and professors (the global 'battle for brains'), and the wider competitive advantage, productivity, profitability and sustainable development of Europe.

A Third Of Britain Would Vote Ukip If They Thought They Could Win

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Politics

A third of voters would back Ukip in the 2015 General Election, if they thought they could win, a new poll has shown. Analysts say the exceptional ...

Forgot Something George? Like A £1.7bn Bill?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne is facing mounting pressure to explain what he knew and when about a shock demand for Britain to pay Brussels an extra £1.7...

Cameron Provides Yet More Evidence He's In A 'Blind Panic' Over Ukip...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is set to demand tough curbs on European immigration as a "red line" ultimatum for Britain staying the European Union, sparking accusati...

Ebola: Is Europe Immune... to Racism?

Michael Privot | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Michael Privot

The spread of Ebola - and its containment - is a collective human responsibility that goes beyond racial, gender and class divides. European States should ensure equal access to health care in order to preserve social cohesion and avoid a deterioration of the situation.

10 Latvian Artists You Should Know and Where to Find Them

Ewa Zubek | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

The country may be small, but its art is ambitious, grand, uncompromising - Latvia is home to a thriving contemporary art scene, a closely knit community promoted by events such as Riga's annual Survival Kit festival and the Riga2014 European Capital of Culture programme.

Moving Beyond the 'Tug of War' Between Russia and Europe

Jo Simmons | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Jo Simmons

A war in Ukraine would be a catastrophic end point to the crisis. One can hope that diplomacy in this day and age will prevail, much to the satisfaction of the late Tony Benn.

Why Collaboration Is Key to Tackling the World's Grand Challenges

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Globalisation has rendered us increasingly inter-dependent with massive opportunities and also risks/challenges as a result. Driven by technological advances from transport, to communications, and electronic networks, globalisation has delivered important advancements in terms of movement and exchange of people, ideas, values, resources, commodities and finance.

Five Reasons to Date an Italian Now

Lee Tobin | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Tobin

Italy, in my humble opinion, is one of the most glorious countries in the world. Florence and its rich artistic history. The winding streets and hidden underground wonders of Naples. Cinque Terre and all its coloured, seaside glory. The iconic rolling hills and olive groves of Tuscany. Venice, a mystic floating playground. Stepping back in time in Sicily. Rome, just Rome.

The Benefits of TTIP Mean We Can't Allow It to Be Sacrificed by Misinformation and Scare Stories

Lord Livingston | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Livingston

The latest plan to bring our two trading blocs closer together has been met with similar levels of cynicism, but will lay the foundations for a trading future that will keep the EU and US at the forefront of international commerce, progress and prosperity.

Rejecting Oil Baron Canete as Climate Commissioner Should Be Common Sense

Keith Taylor | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

Tonight at the European Parliament there will be a vote on whether Miguel Arias Canete, nicknamed "Senor Petrolhead" by the Sunday Times, will be accepted as the new EU commissioner for Climate and Energy. To cut a long story short, Canete has long embedded family ties with the oil industry so if common sense were to prevail, he would not be appointed.

How to Live in London on Minimum Wage (And Still be Happy)

Lee Tobin | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Tobin

Almost two years ago now, I left that big mass of sun-scorched land down-under for the city which has now been ranked the world's most expensive to live and work in, according to a survey by global estate agents Savills.

The Future of Human Rights in Britain According to the Conservative Party

Schona Jolly | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics
Schona Jolly

Human rights exist for all human beings. It should not be in the gift of government to decide whether to apply them to person A or person B. These proposals set Britain back on a path to the first half of the 20th Century...

10 Holes And Howlers In The New Tory Plans For Human Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

The Tories plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and renegotiate the terms of our human rights agreement with Strasbourg are out. And there are a few qu...

Was Question Time 'Extremely Insensitive' To Alice Gross Family?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

The sister of Alice Gross has branded BBC One's Question Time "extremely insensitive" for using her sister's death to discuss immigration less than 48...

The Power of Languages: Reconstructing the Tower of Babel and Beyond

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

We can hardly deny the omnipresence of English in every continent of our globalized world. Although I would not argue that English is colonizing other languages, I do feel that the diversity, cultural expressivity, and magical power of languages should be celebrated across the world.

A Tory Eurosceptic Has Threatened To 'Punish' Pro-EU Businesses

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics

One of the Tories' most outspoken Eurosceptic MPs has said pro-EU businesses should be "punished" if they are seen to be "meddling in politics". In...

Halt the Rapid Decline in Part-Time Higher Education

Anka Mulder | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anka Mulder

In recent years, provision by universities of lifelong learning and professional education has been in sharp decline. Earlier this year, for instance, the Rinnooy Kan Commission in the Netherlands found that part-time higher education is undergoing a dramatic decline.

Another European Separatist Movement Has Called A Referendum

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK

BARCELONA — The president of Spain's powerful northeastern region of Catalonia on Saturday has called an independence referendum, the latest secessi...

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

Dave Was An 'Idiot Abroad' And It Cost Us In Brussels, Says EU Party Leader

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron made the UK a laughing stock by acting like a typical English 'idiot abroad' in Brussels, attempting to block the appointment of the EU ...

The Wider Impact of Scotland's Referendum

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics
Alexander Leivesley

In the early hours of Friday morning, after a long, hard-fought, bitter campaign, it was confirmed that Scotland wanted to stay in the comfort zone of the Union.

Outnumbered on the Western Front

Susannah Savage | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics
Susannah Savage

One of the many joys of being a trainee in the European Commission is being able to socialise in the international melting pot of the European bubble, to gluttonously gorge on a feast of cultures and languages, to take the notion of 'nationality' and throw it off like a duvet on a sweaty summer night such as we have rarely experienced in the UK...

Stromae: Foux du Fafa Foreignness or the European Dream?

Sophie Bauer | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Bauer

Stromae is a European megastar. And I'm not talking alternative big, I mean BIG big. Born in Brussels to a Belgian mother and a Rwandan father, Paul van Haver/Stromae first wowed everyone back in 2010 with his world-wide hit 'Alors on Danse' ('And So We Dance'). He released his second album, Racine Carrée (Square Root), last year.

Ten Affordable Luxury Destinations for Autumn

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Based on the prices of four and five star hotels, these 10 destinations offer excellent value for money and won't break the bank. Ranging from the mountains of Andorra to the shores of the Albanian Riviera, these hidden gems are slightly off the beaten track and perfect for an autumn getaway.