European Union

EU Cooperation Is Vital to Improving Our Collective Security

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Photo credit: Damien Roué It has been a grim 10 days, as the repercussions of the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 and injured hundreds m...

The 'Unwanted Migrants' - EU's Failed Migration Policies

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Fragkiska Megaloudi

Europe needs a multilateral approach in order to deal with economic migration and a clear recognition that migration from Africa will not cease but will continue to grow under the pressure of demographics and financial inequality.

These Are The Rising Right-Wing Parties Poised To Exploit Paris Attacks Fears

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK

The aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris which left at least 130 people dead has seen a raft of criticism of the European Union's immigration poli...

The Syrian Crisis in Figures: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, EU Funding

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The Syrian conflict could be the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, leaving millions homeless and hundreds of thousands desperately see...

Votes at 16: Extending the Hand of Democracy to the Young

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

By extending the vote to this often left-behind age group, we let them know that their voices matter, that they can and do have a role in sowing the seeds of political change. Coupled with a strong curriculum of citizenship lessons in schools, votes for 16- and 17-year-olds has the potential to instil in them a lifetime of political engagement and participation.

Why Labour Must Say No to the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I'm a trustee of Water For Africa, an innovative charity that trains local people to provide sustainable water supplies for their communities. As gra...

Britexit? No Thanks

Mark Oaten | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Oaten

Now the Prime Minster has set out his red lines on EU reform, the real debate can start on the future of the UK's membership of the European Union...

Daily Mail Commenters Can't Decide If They Hate Migrants More With Or Without Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK

Daily Mail commenters are struggling to decide just what they detest more: migrants who come to the UK and claim benefits or those who arrive here and...

UK Steel Doesn't Need Another Summit: We Need Decisive Action From the EU and the UK Government

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

On Monday 9 November EU Trade and Business ministers met in Brussels to discuss a common European response to the crisis hitting the steel sector. This 'Steel Summit' took place exactly four weeks after it was announced that steel production in Redcar would end, leaving 2,200 jobless across Teesside.

Money Saving Expert 'Could Influence EU Referendum'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics

The person who could exert most influence over voters in the upcoming European Union referendum is not a politician, businessman or celebrity. It is M...

No Light at the End of the Tunnel for the EU's Youth

Rob Comley | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Comley

Across Europe, Eurosceptic student groups are gradually coming together. They see the need for less government, not more. They realise the EU has been a cause of their troubles - or at least a symptom of the cause - which has done next to nothing to cure their problems. Just like many countries on the continent, Britain's youth is finally realising, the only way to truly solve this crisis is to Get Britain Out of the EU.

Political Wrangling Over Car Emissions Shows One Thing, the UK Cannot Go It Alone When Tackling Air Pollution

Seb Dance | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics
Seb Dance

At the end of October, Labour MEPs backed and won a range of measures that will go a long way to cleaning up the UK's air. But while MEPs were votin...

Motocross Track Gets Farm Subsidy: What We Learned From the EU's Auditors

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

From claiming agricultural subsidies for a motocross track as 'arable land' to the curious case of the non-functioning sewerage system in Greece, this year's Court of Auditors' report shows that the European Union remains rotten to the core.

Cameron's Real Test Is in Westminster, Not Brussels

Anand Menon | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics
Anand Menon

David Cameron needs to convince his backbenchers that he has reformed the Union. Research by the think tank Open Europe has suggested that 203 of the 330 Conservative MPs can be characterised as 'swing voters.' That is to say, they are either not particularly interested in the EU or who are waiting until the results of the renegotiation before making up their minds on the referendum.

'Is That It?' Tory MPs Savage Cameron's EU Referendum Plan

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Politics

Tory MPs have dismissed David Cameron's plan to renegotiate Britain's membership of the European Union, with eurosceptic backbenchers describing it as...

Why I Protested David Cameron's CBI Speech

Phil Sheppard | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Phil Sheppard

I am proud of what Peter and myself did yesterday. The referendum is the most important political decision of a generation. The debate shouldn't be dominated by what it means for big businesses. It should be about what it means for the people of the UK, and how we make this country better. I will keep on making my voice heard, and I would encourage you to do the same.

Anti-EU Campaign Forced To Delete 'Shameful' Remembrance Sunday Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK

The campaign group for leaving the EU was accused of "shameful opportunism" for a Remembrance Sunday tweet that suggested a Brexit would honour the sa...

Cameron Warns EU What Will Happen If They Turn Him 'Deaf Ear'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron will warn other EU leaders that he is ready to think again about Britain's membership of the 28-nation bloc if they turn a "deaf ear" to...

The EU Referendum's Threat to Ukip

Sam Douglas-Bate | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Politics
Sam Douglas-Bate

Just as the Scottish result changed the face of British politics, so too will the vote in 2017. As we sail towards a particularly turbulent year, party heavyweights on all sides of the House will want to batten down the hatches and hold tight. Ukip have the most to lose, but for their leader, who has spent his life campaigning for withdrawal, I doubt the survival of the party is even his top priority right now.

Novel Foods: Simpler Approval Rules to Boost Food Innovation

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
European Parliament Web Team

Ever heard of chia seeds, flavonoids, glycyrrhiza glabra or rapeseed protein? They are all classified as novel foods. On Wednesday 28 October the E...

Slip Sliding Away: Complacency, the Conservatives and Brexit

Gavin Devine | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

There are hopes that all of this could soon change, and a new, impassioned and effective pro-European Conservative grouping will emerge. I really hope so. None of us who believe in the UK continuing to be part of the European Union can afford to be complacent. We are in a fight. And all of us, whether Conservatives, the business community or simply voters, have to stir ourselves. There is a lot to do, a lot to lose, and a whole lot to gain.

George Osborne's Father-In-Law, Lord Howell, Says Freedom of Movement Is Crumbling Before Our Eyes

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Politics

Eurosceptic peers have turned on the Government’s EU renegotiation tactics, with even George Osborne’s father-in-law saying freedom of movement is...

Cameron Is Using Norway to Make the Out Campaigns Look Risky

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Lindsell

Cameron appears to be positioning himself firmly on the In side of the EU referendum without saying so explicitly. Not only this, but he is using his prominence as head of government to try to outmanoeuvre the main Out players.

Iain Duncan Smith Says EU 'Out' Campaign 'May Yet Carry The Day'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith has said the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union may "carry the day", as David Cameron steps up his efforts to renegoti...

European Parliament Takes Big Step Towards Tackling Air Pollution, But the UK Government Is Taking Us Two Steps Back

Seb Dance | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
Seb Dance

The current system isn't working and status quo is not an option. The government needs to stop being the mouthpiece of industry and get on with the job of protecting the British people. It's time to deal with this invisible killer once and for all.