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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...

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 the Pari...

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",...