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The Funding Illusion

Christopher Bacon | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

If Greece decides -- as it did -- to end austerity and solve its humanitarian crisis, then there is no reason the Greek government cannot issue credit to this end. But there is absolutely no basis for anyone to retort, "how can it be funded?"

'We Don't Need The Full Gym Membership,' Tories Tell Dave Over EU

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron needs to forge a "minimalist" relationship for the UK with the European Union, a senior Tory MP has argued, warning that the political b...

A European Energy Union Would Hit Putin Where It Hurts Most

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

If Europe can deliver an ambitious and effective Energy Union, we will deliver a range of crucial goals; more independence, a secure supply of energy, a more sustainable economy, with Europe once again leading the development of green technologies. Putin and many of the other energy exporters outside the EU, who have grown wealthy on our addiction to fossil fuels, will be willing us to fail; but this is a fight we cannot afford to lose.

Everything is Possible

Martyn Sibley | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

I thought I'd secured a monoski experience for 90 minutes, however my spontaneity meant getting the right equipment was not possible. However I'm going with the Catalan Tourist Board in December. All good...

UK 'Sleepwalking Into Russia Crisis' And We Can't Defend Ourselves, Experts Warn

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

Former military leaders have expressed their concern over the UK's ability to defend itself against a Russian attack, as the Government was accused by...

I Just Called, to Say, I Love EU

Gavin Devine | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

The EU has been at the forefront of promoting issues such as safety at work, and a better environment for everyone - and it has of course freed up trade. Facile stories about curvy bananas overlook the ways in which the EU has driven economic development.

This British Beach Was Named The Fourth Best In Europe

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

During that sliver of a season we call summer, we decamp to the beach. And we don't want any beach, we want Britain's best beaches, dammit. Travel...

The Best Things to do in Prague

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Prague's main sights, such as Prague Castle, Charles Bridge (below), the Old Town and Wenceslas Square, are not to be missed. However, the city also offers some offbeat experiences that will broaden your mind and feed your soul as well as entertain. Here's our guide to four of the best.

Six Luxury French Ski Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

French alpine skiing is among the best in the world and together with fine dining - for which the French need no introduction - their ski resorts offer a winning combination.

Rosetta, Beagle 2 and the Virtue of Science for Science's Sake

Clare Moody MEP | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Clare Moody MEP

If we are truly to achieve the science of tomorrow that will help us overcome the problems of today, we need to be bold. We need to be brave. We need to dare to dream. Beagle 2 reminds us to keep the dream alive. As for tomorrow, who knows? Let's keep dreaming.

Building World Class Industrial Innovation: It Takes Us All!

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Increasing innovation is one of the cornerstones of the European Union's plan to reindustrialise Europe and ensure a solid recovery from the economic crisis. It is a laudable aim. Economies with strong manufacturing industries were more resilient to the impact of the economic crisis.

Greece Is No Poker Game - We're All Standing on a Cliff's Edge

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

Everyone is portraying it as a game of poker. They couldn't be more mistaken. It seems impossible to get Greece off the front pages of the newspapers. And so it should be. The current untenable situation poses an existential threat to the European Union. Many are treating this as a game of bluff and double bluff...

Very Ironic Ukip Map Claims Support From China, India And The Outback

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK

Ukip has released an astoundingly ironic new election graphic encouraging voters living abroad to register to vote in the 2015 general election. Th...

Greek Debt in a Nutshell

Ian Baxter | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

New Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is cutting a dash as he jets around Europe economy class. It certainly makes a change to see a leader so seemingly down to earth even if I think he'd look more credible with his shirt tucked in. But as the rest of the Eurozone wonders how to solve a problem called Syriza what are the rights and wrongs of this situation and where can the solution be found?

High Stakes Game of Euro Chicken

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Left-wing Syriza lead by Alexis Tsipras has not wasted time after winning the Greek elections: he formed a coalition with the right-wing anti-bailout Independent Greeks and the new government is now involved in a very high-stakes game of chicken with the Troika (the European Commission, the ECB and the IMF).

The Return of the ''Left'': Observations from a Tumultuous Week in Greek Politics

Dr Ioannis Christodoulou | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Dr Ioannis Christodoulou

The new government is clearly stating its European focus and determination to stay in the union of Europe. The big challenge is how the new government will ensure the continuation of payments by the creditors and at the same time the re-negotiation of the terms without asking for a write-off.

Britain and Europe: Winning the Policy, Losing the Politics

Peter Wilding | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

It is infuriating that a forward policy towards Europe, though favoured by the public and silently shared by the leaderships of the three main parties, gets shredded by media and political expediency.

Man's Best Friend Is Not the Dog - It's the Tree

Paul Brannen | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

As I see it, the strategy should first and foremost focus on the mitigation impact our forests can have in relation to the growing problem of climate change. Secondly, the strategy should focus on the job protection and job creation potential of our forests and the wood they produce.

No One Has Ever Come To Meet George Osborne Looking Like This Before

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK

Sashaying up the Downing Street catwalk like a meeting with the Chancellor was meerly an after-thought following a big night on the London tiles, Gree...

Driving Job Creation Through Energy Efficiency: It's a No Brainer!

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

MEPs, campaign groups and EU citizens know that having an ambitious and united approach to energy policy is a no-brainer, and part of that should be equipping buildings to do the hard work of cutting energy consumption for us. It's time now to convince the Commission and our governments to go that step further to creating a strategy that truly benefits people and planet.

Greece's Radical New Finance Minister Roars Up For Osborne Meeting

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics

One rides a 1300 CC Yamaha motorbike, gets mobbed for selfies, writes a cutting-edge blog and calls Greece's bailout terms "fiscal waterboarding" . ...

This Spanish Party Could Shake The Whole Of Europe

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK

A wave of anti-austerity fervour continues to sweep through southern Europe, as tens of thousands of people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a sh...

Investing in Clean Energy With a Social Conscience

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

For a region with a strong history of energy production, it is really exciting that the North East is carving out its place as a clean energy technology hub for the UK. It is great that companies are investing in building new energy production sites and providing some of the new power capacity needed to decarbonise our energy supply and industries.

A Test That Europe Must Not Fail

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

It looks as if 2015 could turn out to be Europe's Year of the Insurgents... More than at any time since the end of the Cold War, Europe needs clear, determined leaders who can calm voters' anger and offer reassurance that better times are coming, especially for those who have been hardest hit by the age of austerity. Anger, fear and intolerance of minorities are a highly dangerous mix - we have seen before where they can lead when populist politicians fan the flames. The coming year will be a test that Europe must not fail.

Is Europe Overlooking the Far-Right 'Foreign Fighter' Issue in Ukraine?

Lewis Barton | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Lewis Barton

Think of a 'foreign fighter'. Are they a young male, aged between 19-29, probably of Middle Eastern origin, and possibly a Muslim? Are they associated with the concern and debate over Syria and Iraq? To most people it's more than likely that this is the image that comes to mind. This isn't necessary wrong, but it's definitely not completely accurate.