European Union

Ukip's New EU Ally Joked About Wife Beating And Defended Hitler

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett & Ned Simons | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Polish MEP recruited by Nigel Farage to save Ukip's group in the European Parliament has joked about wife beating and defended Adolf Hitler's tax ...

David Cameron Making 'Historic Mistake'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics

The outgoing president of the European Commission will today warn David Cameron he could make a "historic mistake" by alienating eastern European coun...

UK Should Not Hinder Palestine's Right to International Criminal Court

Alyn Smith | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

Encouraging the Palestinians to accede to the ICC, which they have been eligible to do since attaining Observer State status at the UN in 2012, would introduce an accountability mechanism that would deter future violence. It would also provide an incentive for each side to stay at the negotiating table.

David Cameron's Immigration Proposals Suffer Setback On Day One

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK

The outgoing EU president Jose Manuel Barroso has shot down David Cameron's rumoured proposal to cap the number of EU immigrants coming into Britain, ...

Ukip Group in the European Parliament Collapses: What Are the Consequences?

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group in the European Parliament, of which UKIP formed an important part, has been disbanded after Latvian MEP Iveta Grigule decided to leave the group. Read on to find out the importance of this development and how it will affect UKIP and the rest of the European Parliament.

Recall Lord Hill and Boycott the EU Commission

Sean Howlett | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics
Sean Howlett

The UK and David Cameron have everything to gain and nothing to lose from a temporary withdrawal, it would more than make up for the PM's dismal campaign to oppose Juncker and give his Eurosceptic backbenchers a bone to gnaw in the run up to May 2015. It's a no brainer really.

'One Last Go' Before Britain Leaves The EU

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has given his strongest hint yet that he is ready to campaign for a British exit from the European Union, warning he is having "one last...

Air Passengers Face Another Stalemate Against the Airlines

Jakub Kotan | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Jakub Kotan

Train, coach and ferry delays are also subject to compensations imposed by European law, but have received far less publicity. This is for a simple reason: Companies operating trains, coaches and ferries simply pay up when they are responsible for delays. It could really be this simple.

'Our Era's Biggest Humanitarian Emergency' - The Plight of Three Million Syrian Refugees

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK
European Parliament Web Team

The continuing conflict has led to an unprecedented number of people fleeing their homes in Syria and Iraq. While Europe has taken in thousands of refugees, hundreds of thousands have found temporary shelter in neighbouring countries that struggle to deal with the influx...

Ned Simons

Germany Has 'Colonised' The European Commission

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

Germany has successfully "colonised" the European Commission enabling it to shape the direction of the European Union, Vince Cable has warned. The ...

Asa Bennett

Top Labour Donor Has All Sorts Of Problems With Ed's Economic Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's flagship mansion tax would cause "all sorts of problems" like pushing many homeowners into negative equity, Labour's biggest individual ...

Was Question Time 'Extremely Insensitive' To Alice Gross Family?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

The sister of Alice Gross has branded BBC One's Question Time "extremely insensitive" for using her sister's death to discuss immigration less than 48...

Cable Mocks Ukip For Opposing Controversial US-EU Trade Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has hit out at Ukip for opposing a controversial EU-US trade deal that the party fears would lead to "widespread privatisation" of the NHS...

The Man Protecting Your Digital Rights Just Blamed Celebs For The Nude Photo Hack

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

The man set to be in charge of digital rights in Europe has refused to apologise for implying female celebrities were to blame after huge quantities o...

Europe to Britain: Our Patience is Running Out

Tim Oliver | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Oliver

The E.U. values Britain's membership and a "Brexit" would be felt across Europe and around the world. But Britain is not indispensable. If faced with a choice the E.U. comes first, Britain second.

David Cameron Promises To Restrict EU Freedom Of Movement

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has promised to curb freedom of movement within the European Union in an attempt to placate his eurosceptic backbenchers. The start o...

Asa Bennett

Vote Tory And You May Find It Harder To Travel Around Europe

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics

The Conservatives will push to change the European principle of free movement if they win the next election in a bid to curb the number of immigrants ...

Asa Bennett

Tory MP Has No Problem With Farage Being Deputy Prime Minister

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics

Jacob Rees-Mogg has urged the Tories to forge closer links with Ukip, going as far as having Nigel Farage become deputy prime minister in a new Tory-U...

Ned Simons

Treasury Minister Says Businesses Will 'Not Suffer' Whatever The EU Referendum Result

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics

British businesses will "not suffer" whatever the outcome of a referendum of the UK's membership of the European Union, a Treasury minister has told t...

A Tory Eurosceptic Has Threatened To 'Punish' Pro-EU Businesses

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics

One of the Tories' most outspoken Eurosceptic MPs has said pro-EU businesses should be "punished" if they are seen to be "meddling in politics". In...

Little Johnny and Facebook : Wising Up to Online Protection Hazards

Nick Fouche | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Fouche

In sum, over an intensive two-year period of online interaction with a sizably representative group of its target population, the I.O.R. project team prepares now to conclude the animation of its profile pages with further confirmation of its very earliest suspicions surrounding use of the social networks by some of Europe's youngest online account holders.

Parlez-vous Anglais?‏

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

Unlimited immigration from the EU is not a good thing. Immigration is, according to the polling, the second most important issue in British politics today - behind only the economy. In his Conference speech Labour's Ed Miliband, the man hoping to be our next Prime Minister, 'forgot' to mention both the economy and immigration. Understandable perhaps, given Labour's record on both issues when they were in government.

How to Follow the Hearings for the Candidate Commissioners at the European Parliament

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The next two weeks will be crunch time for the 27 candidates hoping to be part of the European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker. From 29 September to 7 October they will face hearings at the European Parliament to assess their suitability. MEPs will then vote on 22 October on whether to approve the new European Commission as a whole.

Child Privacy Protection on the Social Networks - The Challenge of Europe's Young Netizens

Nick Fouche | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Nick Fouche

With current levels of web literacy being what they are and our obstinate agility as net surfers still feverishly evergreen, underage onlin...

European Commission: Scrutinising the People Who Will Be Running Europe for the Next Five Years

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The aim is to assess each candidate's suitability as commissioner, evaluate their knowledge of the proposed portfolio and find out about their future plans. Based on the candidates' responses and performance, the committees will then draw up a recommendation and send it to the president of the European Parliament...