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Why Populist Anti-EU Parties Offer No Hope for Europe's Youth

Giuseppe Porcaro | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Giuseppe Porcaro

The problems young people are facing are nothing short of huge - youth unemployment of 5.5million young people in the EU (figure from December 2013) - an unemployment rate of 23.3%. This means that more than one in five young Europeans on the labour market cannot find a job; in Greece and Spain it is one in two.

Jessica Elgot

Europe's Founding Father Of Gay Marriage Warns Of LGBT Persecution In Ukraine | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

Europe's "father of gay marriage" has said the West must not forget the abuse and discrimination faced by Ukraine's LGBT community, as the fractured n...

Is the EU In-Out Debate Fuelling Scottish Independence?

Florian Foos | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics
Florian Foos

Even if this particular jump in the polls turns out to be a fluke or unrelated to the BBC debate, I do not think that the tightening in the polls that we are observing at the moment is unrelated to the increasingly heated debate about the UK's relationship with Europe.

Ukip's Campaign Is 'Outrageous Lies', Says Romanian Ambassador

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics

Romania's ambassador to the UK has compared Ukip's election campaign to "Communist propaganda", saying he was shocked by the aggressive attitude towar...

On the EU, Britain Should Take Some Danish Lessons

Giles Goodall | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The British and Danish debates about Europe have much in common - concerns about migration (read 'benefit tourism'), a sense of threatened national identity, and the division of national and EU powers (to opt in or to opt out, that is the question) - but the tone and direction differ enormously.

Minus Six in Brussels

Marta Andreasen | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
Marta Andreasen

Imagine if your government announced that six key ministries - industry, budget and economic and monetary affairs amongst them - are being job shared by other ministers as the six are taking time off to try and land another job. If they fail to land said jobs, they can come back to work...

European Parliament Makes It Easier for You to Know What's in the Medicines You're Taking

Tim Farron | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

Doctors regularly get accused of treating their patients like children by not revealing all the facts, but it's nothing compared to how drugs companies can treat doctors. Astonishingly drugs companies are often under no legal burden to make their research public, despite millions of people depending on the drugs they develop for treatment.

Ukip Poster Outrage Is a Storm in a Teacup

Alan Murad | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Murad

These posters are some of the rarest examples of solidarity with workers who are getting priced out of the labour market by EU policy. The mainstream Left has nothing honest to say about it because they are hell-bent on staying in the EU.

'Give Independent Scotland A Vote On EU Membership'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish voters should get to decide on if independent Scotland remains part of the European Union, a former leader of the Scottish National Party has...

My Ordeal in the Hands of Ukrainian Immigration Officials

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

Many years ago, back in the mid-nineties, I was employed for a number of years as an immigration officer. It was a deeply unpleasant job on many levels, not least because our task was to enforce immigration policies that essentially existed to prevent certain kinds of people from passing through our borders; those who were likely to find work illegally or to overstay...

Sporting Diplomacy: Did Rugby Almost Change the Face of Europe Before 1914?

Stephen Cooper | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

In the 19th century the very British game of rugby football was adopted successfully throughout her Dominions; by 1906, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa were regularly beating us at our own game. In the years preceding the First World War, rugby tried to conquer territories closer to home with expeditionary forays into Continental Europe.

The Ramifications of Rugby's Revamp

Tom Mellor | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

It has been well documented how the new competition will be formatted but to recap - there will be seven teams from the Pro12, six teams each from the Aviva Premiership and the French Top 14, with a seventh place available to one of them based on a play-off.

Ukip's Posters Decried As 'Racist' And 'Inaccurate'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip posters that decry "foreign labour" and call on voters to "take back control of our country" have been condemned as racist and bigoted by several...

'Breasts Too Large' On Bust Of Former First Lady

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

A new bust sculpted to commemorate the wife of a Romanian president must be reworked because its breasts are too large, the country's Ministry of Cult...

The Athenians Strike Back

Danny Hilton | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Hilton

This week I've been at "The City of Athens Annual Travel Trade Workshop" - the second year for this event, housed at the huge Megaron International Conference Centre. This is a totally different city to that portrayed in the UK news two years ago.

An Unexpected Mini Break

Christina Miller | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

If a minibreak is on the cards this Easter weekend or beyond, why investigate a trip to Geneva or Lausanne? Geneva is perfect for a long weekend shopping with the girls, while Lausanne is better suited for a romantic getaway.

What Can Labour Offer Young People?

James Coe | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Politics
James Coe

Labour must ensure that as many young people as possible are eligible to vote in the next general election. This is the demographic that are most likely to vote Labour - and the demographic who are most ignored by politicians.

EU Helps You Watch Porn Abroad Says Conservative Politician

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

One of the benefits of the European Union is better access to foreign porn movies, according to a French member of the European Parliament. Joseph ...

Skiing at Alpe d'Huez, France

Stuart Forster | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

I tend to listen to advice offered by friends. That said, I'm glad I ignored a well-meaning mate who told me early April was far too late in the season to go skiing in the French resort of Alpe d'Huez.

'UK Should Leave EU And Dare Brussels To Do Its Worst'

PA | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain should trigger a process that would give it back-door independence from the European Union and challenge Brussels to "do its worst", a report ...

Were European Migration Figures 'Underestimated'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A "substantial" number of eastern European migrants arriving in Britain in the last decade were not counted, statisticians have admitted. Net migra...

Women's Rights: The March Backwards

Thilde Knudsen | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Thilde Knudsen

Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit and today in Brussels, a Parliamentary hearing is discussing a European Citizens' Initiative that if successful would block European Commission (EC) development funding for maternal health.

EU Exit 'Could Boost UK Economy By £1.3 Billion' Says Top Diplomat

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's exit from the European Union would boost the economy by £1.3 billion, according to a senior trade diplomat. Iain Mansfield claims that r...

Facing Threats, Beatings And Intimidation, Europe's Roma 'Failed By EU'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

The economic crisis in Europe is fuelling violent "pogroms" against Roma people across the continent, with some politicians encouraging intimidation, ...

How to Experience the True Venice

Andrea Magrath | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Stow your map. See that long, narrow, foreboding passageway off the main thoroughfare? Walk down there. Venice is a remarkably safe city, and you'll only get so far before you hit the sea, so be brave and wander without direction.