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We Must Stand With Greece for a Social Europe

Julie Ward | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Politics
Julie Ward

Through June and July, Europeans have watched with increasing consternation as the crisis between Greece and the Eurozone seemed to cascade and tumble...

Nigel Farage Tells Eurosceptics To Get Off Their 'Backsides'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Politics

Ukip will launch a huge anti-EU ground campaign Nigel Farage announced today as he told eurosceptics in other parties to "get off their backsides". ...

Trade in Services: Updating Rules Should Create Jobs Not Lower Standards

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Yuangeng Zhang / Shutterstock.com One topic seems to have dominated the EU's trade policy agenda in recent months - the Transatlantic Trade and Inve...

The Purpose of European Purpose

Nicholas Barrett | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Politics
Nicholas Barrett

It will take much more than an economic recovery to fix Europe. The recent referendum in Greece has been by far the biggest test of European character since the collapse of the Soviet Union. It has led many to ask whether the European Union and the Euro, projects that were supposed to bring member states together, are in fact tearing them apart.

Universities Really Want Britain To Stay In The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

University chiefs are set to back Britain's membership of the European Union ahead of the in-out referendum. Academics will insist that EU membersh...

Corbyn Keeps Brexit Door Ajar

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.07.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed for the first time that he is prepared to campaign for Britain to quit the European Union if he becomes Labour leader. ...

Obama Tells 'Best Partner' Britain To Stay In The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics

Barack Obama has warned that the UK must stay in the European Union to retain its influence on the global stage. In an interview with the BBC, the pre...

The Eurogroup's Treatment of Greece Vindicates the Eurosceptic Right

David Browne | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

With the passage of the first round of reforms by the Greek Parliament, it would appear from the outset that the Eurogroup's proposals for Greece will become a reality in return for the next round of bailouts...

Case for Culture: An Investment in Our Region Today With Returns for Years to Come

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Last week, I appeared on Sunday Politics in the North East to discuss the importance of culture and heritage to our economy and well-being. I am a c...

The Greek Situation Calls for More European Solidarity, Not Less

Anneliese Dodds | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Politics
Anneliese Dodds

For 48 hours over the course of last weekend, as the Eurozone countries debated how to resolve the Greek problem, the European principles of solidarity and collaboration were effectively abandoned.

The Greek Deal Is Not a Coup, It Is a Logical Consequence of Intergovernmentalism

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ragnar Weilandt

Already before Eurozone leaders reached a final agreement on the third bailout package for Greece, the hashtag #ThisIsACoup had started to make its ro...

Tsipras Pushes Through Austerity Bill As Athens Erupts In Violence

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

The streets of Athens erupted on Thursday morning as Greek lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to approve a harsh austerity bill demanded by EU creditors, ...

Why I'll Be Pegging My Nose and Voting for the EU, But Not This Rotten Leadership

Liam Beattie | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Liam Beattie

When I cast my vote in the referendum, I will be voting yes, but as this project shows increasing unwillingness to respect the peoples it serves, my ballot will be cast with a great deal of reluctance.

A Gripping Political Drama That Has the UK in It's Sights

Steven Woolfe | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

I can't think of a more gripping political drama than that of the EU/IMF/ECB/Greece Grexit discussions over the past few months... However, for the political elites orchestrating the centrifugal forces of the EU who like to keep everything behind closed doors, these scenarios have been discomforting.

Wonga! Greece's Last Hope In Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Hey Greece, are you in debt? What you need is one of Europe's easy payday loans! The Eurozone: Making sure our fatcats get feta fatter. (Created...

A Wake-Up Call for Pro-Europeans

Alan Grant | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Being, generally speaking, a man of the libertarian right wing the reader might find it odd that I have a somewhat begrudging respect for the Guardian...

The Greek Bailout Deal Resolves Nothing

John Springford | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
John Springford

The new bailout deal signals Greece's capitulation to its creditors, something which has important ramifications for the bailout's success. Even if the deal makes it through the Greek parliament in the coming weeks, the programme's economic incoherence will make it fall apart.

Grexit and the Emergence of Left-wing Euroscepticism

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

The once fiercely pro-EU left may, nonetheless, question their support. The EU has done irrevocable damage to its credibility throughout this Greek tragedy. To keep left-wingers on their side, the EU needs to take serious measures to re-establish those ideals that we once found so attractive.

Says Yes to TTIP

Lewis Worrow | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Lewis Worrow

The cost of losing this progress will be dear otherwise, a cost that will mostly be felt by consumers. It is time to say goodbye to import tariffs and restrictions on trade and welcome a more competitive Europe.

Real Conditions Of Greece Staying In The Eurozone: Revealed!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Comedy

As Greece continues to struggle with economic turmoil and the European Union tries to sort it out, HuffPost UK Comedy can exclusively reveal the EU's ...

The Greek Tragedy: An Illogical Attachment to the Euro

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The misery of austerity suffered by the people will be prolonged, and will cascade onto future generations. Greece's sovereignty and independence are being sacrificed for what?

What Is Europe Without Greece?

Stephen T. Hall | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen T. Hall

One thing is clear, that Alexis Tspiras must stand firm in sweeping waters and against the rising tide. Historians will often say that European man is Greek in provenance. As citizens of Europe we know that Syriza is making decisions in constrained space and time, and that they should be proud -- whatever the outcome -- that they have sought to represent a demographic that extends beyond Greece and touches the heart of Europe.

Greece Savaged By Eurozone Demands For Even More Austerity

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK

Eurozone leaders battled over their response to Greek proposals on Sunday as the single currency countries struggled to find a united strategy to stav...

The Growing Inequality of EU Land Ownership

Paul Brannen | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

As a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee in the European Parliament I have questioned the wisdom behind aspects of the CAP's aims and implementation and I intend to be no less vocal on its contribution to the growing problem of land grabbing in the EU. Inequality is a growing curse in society: a growing inequality in land ownership will only exacerbate matters further.

Feta Of Leaving? Greece Refuses to Pay TV Licenses

James Dann | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Greece Lightning, Athens 4th most prolific weather station, announced earlier today that Europe will be invading mainland Greece plus one unnamed 'pa...