European Union

New European Commission: Upcoming Laws That Will Affect Your Life

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

MEPs will take a close look at the plans and amend or even reject them as necessary. They will also critically follow the negotiations for all trade agreements as these will also need to be approved by the Parliament.

The Demands for Further Contributions Are Just a Step in the Death of the EU

John Watson | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics
John Watson

The mess over the budget demands is simply a stage in that process and should be recognised as such but understanding its nature won't be much help. It has all gone too far now and it is way beyond the reforming zeal of Mr Cameron and his friends to put right. If we want to realise the original dream we will have to burn the tree down and start again.

A Third Of Britain Would Vote Ukip If They Thought They Could Win

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Politics

A third of voters would back Ukip in the 2015 General Election, if they thought they could win, a new poll has shown. Analysts say the exceptional ...

Angry Cameron: 'Europe Has Clubbed Me With A Lead Pipe'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Politics

The shock demand by the European Commission that Britain stump up an extra £1.7bn to Brussels is a "lethal weapon" that puts the UK's membership of t...

EU To Hold Urgent Summit Over Demands For Extra £1.7bn For Brussels

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Politics

European leaders have agreed to David Cameron's demand for emergency talks after the European Commission made a shock call for Britain to pay an extra...

Britain To Be Hit With Massive EU Bill

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK

Britain is facing a shock EU demand for an extra £1.7 billion (2.1 billion euro) towards the European Union budget. The demand - which would add almo...

Sakharov Prize 2014: The Gynaecologist Standing Up for Women's Right

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Rape is only too often used as a weapon during many armed conflicts around the world and Denis Mukwege has made it his life's mission to help the victims of sexual violence. Because of his sterling work, the European Parliament has decided to award him the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014...

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...