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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...

Does the UK Have a Paris Climate Plan or is the Government Calling Our Bluff?

Kyla Mandel | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It’s been four months since Prime Minister David Cameron’s new majority government came into power and there are just three months before ...

Sail on the MS Wilhelm Tham Along Sweden's Bohuslän Archipelago

Lynn Houghton | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

It is August and the sun is shining gratuitously as a stiff sea breeze blows, ruffling my hair. The enjoyment of being on the water, seeing yachts and dreamy luxury vessels, spotting seal colonies - as we drift alongside West Sweden's beautiful rugged, rocky coastline - is a recipe for a truly special experience.

An Immigrant Story

Ben Kasstan | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Kasstan

From the safety of suburban England, one can easily make a choice to avoid imagining what an immigrant story really is. Instead, the 'I' word becomes one that is feared, the 'I' word steals jobs and welfare benefits that are destined for British citizens, and the 'I' word can categorically never be one of 'us'.

Save Syria Out of Self-Interest

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

If governments and policymakers won't commit to finding a lasting political, diplomatic and military solution to Syria's unrest because it is 'the right thing to do', perhaps they can be provoked into action out of inherent selfishness.

Travel Photography on the German Limes Route

Stuart Forster | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Sunshine and blue skies are often regarded as key elements of attractive travel photography. Fortunately both were present for a good chunk of my recent trip along the German Limes Route.

'We Are Not Dangerous, We Are in Danger': Inside 'The Jungle' Migrant Camp

Mike Snelle | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK
Mike Snelle

There is a deadly humanitarian crisis on our doorstep, and our current approach is compounding the problem. If the people in The Jungle were white Europeans, I have no doubt that we do everything possible to help them. Instead, we allow desperate people to exist in appalling conditions, and build fences to ensure they stay there. If I were a more courageous man, I would have brought someone back with me.

Labour MEPs Have Achieved Much in the European Parliament But the Best Is Yet to Come

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

It's only by having a strong Labour voice, as part of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament that we can hold the Commission to account effectively on issues like Greece.

Intern Europa: The Way Young People Join the Workforce Is In a Continent-Wide State of Collapse

Nick de Taranto | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Nick de Taranto

Across Europe public institutions and private companies are manifestly failing to incorporate the young into the workforce and even when they do pay is often derisory.

The UK Has a Vital Role to Play in Shaping the Future of Europe - Now Is Not the Time to Turn Our Backs

Ian Baxter | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

I believe it's incumbent on those who want change in the European Union to offer up a positive alternative vision that would benefit the whole region rather than take a "me first" approach that many Euro-sceptics take. So here is a Europe I passionately believe in, a Europe that can genuinely advance the causes of peace, prosperity and democracy for the benefit of all...

Google Just Got More Time To Prove That It Doesn't Cheat

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Tech

Google has been granted an extension -- till August 31 -- to respond to the European Commission's antitrust case. The tech giant has been accused o...

Cameron's Renegotiation Plans: The View From Warsaw

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska

If Cameron, on the other hand, can focus on improving the EU for everyone, whether in Western or Central Europe, he may be able to get the support he needs from Warsaw, no matter which party forms the next government.

Why British Students Need the EU

Flora Carr | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Flora Carr

It was a major issue in the run-up to the 2015 general election. We all saw politicians ducking and dodging away from the political grenade that is Br...

My Experience in Calais' Refugee Camp - The Jungle

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jaz O'Hara

I've been thinking all day about how I can find the words for what we experienced last week. An hours drive from my house, then half an hour on the Eurotunnel, and we were in the world's worst refugee camp in terms of resources and conditions, yet we were welcomed with open arms. It's amazing how only the people who have nothing really know how to share.

Calais - Whose Problem?

Grace Thompson | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Grace Thompson

Astonishing images have appeared on our TV screens in past weeks, whether it be broken security fences, lorries jammed in miles of "car-park traffic...

Storming the Castle: Calais, or the Failure of the EU's Migration Policies

Camino Mortera-Martinez | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Politics
Camino Mortera-Martinez

The distressing images from Calais on the front pages of the newspapers each morning and beamed into out our living rooms each night are a sad reminder of the European Union's failure to address and tackle migration.

EU Referendum - The Yes Vote Still Has a Mountain to Climb

Hugo Winn | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Politics
Hugo Winn

As the EU Referendum campaign kicks-off, seasoned pundits continue to argue that the possibility of 'Brexit' remains slim, if existent at all. They are wrong.

Will the Left Lead Us Out of Europe?

Denis MacShane | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

If the vote is Yes to Europe, Labour can say the Tories have wasted two decades in the cul-de-sac of Euroscepticism and celebrate a defeat for the off-shore newspaper proprietors and their anti-EU obsessions. If Brexit is the result, Labour will demand Cameron's departure and a fresh consultation, via an election, to stop British isolationism and departure from the world stage as a major power.

We Must Stand With Greece for a Social Europe

Julie Ward | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Politics
Julie Ward

Through June and July, Europeans have watched with increasing consternation as the crisis between Greece and the Eurozone seemed to cascade and tumble...

A Short Walk Home

Edward Lloyd Owen | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK
Edward Lloyd Owen

It's been an extraordinary experience; difficult, hot, cold, lonely, funny, emotional and mentally and physically exhausting in a way I couldn't have imagined. But crucially also hugely rewarding, not just for myself, but also in the raising of the money for Walking With The Wounded, which I hope will only increase (£18k to date). And, thankfully, only truly scary once or twice...

The Purpose of European Purpose

Nicholas Barrett | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Politics
Nicholas Barrett

It will take much more than an economic recovery to fix Europe. The recent referendum in Greece has been by far the biggest test of European character since the collapse of the Soviet Union. It has led many to ask whether the European Union and the Euro, projects that were supposed to bring member states together, are in fact tearing them apart.

The Waugh Zone July 24, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday July 24, 2015... 1) ESPECIALLY FOR EU Barack Obama is getting more and more bold in...

Two Months In Paris, Tips From an Eight Week Tourist

Jemma Pietrus | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Pietrus

Though I am still far from a local Parisienne gal - my lack of sophistication, coordination and inability to nail 'Ooh La La', are three of many things letting me down - after eight weeks of traversing the city as a tourist, I did get to know Paris beyond the normal check-list.

The Brexit Paradox

Gregor Irwin | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics
Gregor Irwin

If businesses are worried about referendum uncertainty now, as Mark Carney suggests, this may only be a foretaste of greater uncertainty to come.

Hunting the World's Most Wanted People Smuggler

Alex Crawford | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
Alex Crawford

There is no rule of law and much of the state infrastructure is crumbling with government employees complaining about not being paid. And it's here in Tripoli where the Italian investigators traced Ghermay to, where they believe he's living and from where he manages his multi-national human trafficking business. And it's here he will carry on operating, safe in the knowledge he can't and won't be caught - no matter the protestations and political pledges to crack down on the gangs and the networks. Because Libya is anarchic and that means the smugglers can operate with impunity.