UK Europe

Pyrrhic Victory Over Greek Monster

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Without a deal between Athens and Brussels and the IMF on economic reforms and repayments of loans within the next couple of months a Grexit or Graccident would be the most extreme outcome. We cannot rule out that the parties will fail to find a solution seeing as how the Greeks are dawdling and in the light of the harsh words uttered by, among others, Germany.

Forget the 'Pull Factor' - We Cannot Let People Drown

Clare Moody MEP | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Clare Moody MEP

On Thursday, the leaders of all 28 European Union countries will meet in Luxembourg to discuss how, if at all, the EU will respond to these recent tragedies. We must watch this event closely to see what David Cameron will do: will he back restoring support for the search and rescue programme so that more children aren't washed up dead on the shores of the Mediterranean?

Why a Trip to Sweden May Be Cheaper Than You Think

Steve Vickers | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Vickers

Sweden has always had a reputation for being expensive. But the pretty Nordic nation, which offers a cool, calm alternative to southern Europe's summer hotspots, is suddenly looking like great value. Here's why a summer escape to Sweden may be cheaper than you think.

400 Drowned Fleeing Libya As Migrant Boat Capsizes

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Survivors of a capsized boat off Libya have told Save the Children that 400 people are believed to have drowned in one of the worst tragedies of Europ...

'Gap Yar' Have We Forgotten What It Really Means to 'Travel'?

Rich Wigley | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Wigley

The excitement has become less about the individual and their own journey and more about being confined by the rules. We feel like we need to live up to in answer to the inevitable burning question of "Where you going travelling then, mate?".

The Real 'Health Tourism': Brits in the Rest of Europe

Giles Goodall | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The big ones are Spain, France, and Germany, where British visitors cost local health services up to a staggering 34 times more than their visitors to the UK do. Just four of the 27 other EU countries spent less on treating British visitors than the NHS did on their nationals (Bulgaria, Latvia, Romania and Lithuania).

The Labour Party and the European Union

John Mills | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Politics
John Mills

‬Confronted,‭ ‬when in power,‭ ‬by EU moves towards further integration and the difficulty in getting any reform programme to achieve anything,‭ ‬should the Labour Party reconsider its position on holding a referendum‭?

Buda-best

Noelle Reno | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

It was November so it was cold; long underwear cold. My hotel was sandwiched between the Danube and the Christmas markets. The mulled wine was the perfect fuel for my exploits. I always condone sampling the national drink of choice when exploring a country (no matter the time of day!)

Freedom of Movement Is the Main Road to Knowledge

Nigel Carrington | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Politics
Nigel Carrington

Even in the digital age, knowledge happens because people with common interests can easily work alongside each other, wherever they come from. This open society is under attack amidst calls to leave the EU.

How Can the Business Community Get Its Act Together on Europe? Get the Politicians to Do Their Job

Peter Wilding | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

The problem is that without a shared narrative which combines the political and the economic, the public reacts to the positive jobs creation stories of 'in' and the negative job destruction stories of 'out' with responses like "They would say that, wouldn't they" and "it's just scaremongering".

Have a Great Hotel Stay in Berlin With the Kids

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

When most people think of Berlin, it's of the city's legendary club scene, or its culture and history - not that it's a great place to take children. But it is, and exceptionally so. Here, The Good Hotel Guide lists five ways to make the most of a family visit to Berlin.

European Ad Market in Rude Health as Advertising Week Europe Kicks Off

Nikki Mendonca | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Nikki Mendonca

With Advertising Week Europe now in full swing, the following six trends highlight why the ad industry is actually in a good place.

Spend Easter in Vienna

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

There's a wealth of things to do and see in Vienna at any time, but visiting over Easter adds something special: it's traditionally an important holiday and there are lots of related events to check out. Here are four of the best.

Europe's Emerging Quality Hostels: Part Three - Germany

Peter Yeung | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Yeung

Despite the country's rich and gripping, war-torn history, none of Deutschland's cities have tended to have the iconic draw of the real urban heavyweights - Paris's picturebook charm, London's vibrant swing, or Rome's devastating beauty.

Coffee, Croissants and Culture in the Dordogne

Tom Beetham | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Beetham

Most French towns and villages will have their own market days, and often the more low-key affairs can be as, if not more enjoyable than the larger ones. However, travel to the medieval town of Sarlat for one of the region's most bustling markets, and some of the most iconic buildings in the area.

To What Extent Is the Nation State an Antiquated Notion?

Lord David Owen | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics
Lord David Owen

The pretension that lies behind the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker from Luxembourg, arguing for a European Army is a reflection of Europe's deep seated problem. Europe pretends to be a nation when it is not.

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.