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Ben Needham Detectives Quiz Family IN Greece Over Disappearance of Sheffield Toddler

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

Police have reportedly quizzed a gypsy family in Greece about the disappearance of a British toddler who went missing 24 years ago today. Ben Need...

Etiquette for Commentators on Greece

George Iordanou | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Politics
George Iordanou

Should people who live outside of Greece express strong opinions on whether Greece should stay or exit the eurozone? I, for one, feel that I am not entitled to express such strong opinions. Having a strong opinion, of course, is one thing. Expressing it, is another. I object to the second, and this is why in all my encounters and discussions about Greece, I apologetically provide caveats of my privileged position in this debate.

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...

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.

Blaming the Euro for Greece Is Disingenuous at Best, Ignorant and Stupid at Worst

Godfrey Bloom | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Politics
Godfrey Bloom

Greece has been adopted as a cause célèbre by Eurosceptics who have portrayed the debt situation as an example of EU and ECB bullying, an assault on democracy and the Greek people... Yet this approach is fraught with danger, especially here in the UK when a referendum is so close.

This Summer, Across the Greek Islands, Boats Filled With Refugees Are Nothing Unusual

Owen Fay | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Owen Fay

What passes for routine these days means that within an hour the crew on board has spotted, hailed and rescued forty-four men, women and children. All Syrian, all fleeing the war. This summer, across the Greek islands, this is nothing unusual...

Europe Has More to Worry About Than Greece

Michael Martins | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Martins

The sun may be shining now, but unless the roof is fixed, the storm clouds on the horizon remain ominous. This is an opportunity for Britain to lead by example, work with its European partners, and make the case for a more competitive, flexible Europe for all of its citizens. The alternative is continued national, regional, and global stagnation, if not outright decline.

As If Greece Didn't Have Enough Problems Already...

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

As if they didn’t already have enough problems, wildfires in Greece are now threatening thousands of homes. Much of the Greek capital was blanket...

Reality TV Now Represents Our Greatest Chance At Controlling Our Lives

Gerry Flynn | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Gerry Flynn

So I am to spend the final throes of being 23 trundling slowly through revolving doors like some illiterate, gaping bovine waiting for a lobotomy that...

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...

Why Bail-out Is Not a Victory for Either Greece or Eurozone

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

For the time being the deal prevented Greece's exit from eurozone and endorsed the notion of a united European entity. But how long this can be sustained is a question that even the strongest empathisers of a collective European reality would want to conveniently skip.

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 Deal for Greece May Have Been Reached, but It Is Germany Who Should Be Humble

John Bird | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
John Bird

Germany is in an invidious position. It outstrips its fellow Europeans. It knows how to run a successful economy at a time when most European economies are lame and dependent on high levels of government support. It knows and demonstrates that hard work and fiscal maturity rewards all. Unfortunately it does not understand its own history and the history of Europe. It does not understand that the Germanic grabbing of Europe in two world wars has screwed with the economies and cultures of Europe.

What Is The Eurozone And Is It A Bad Idea?

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

The Euro debt crisis came to a head when Greece defaulted its loan payments after months of insecurity. The nation was financially sanctioned and many...

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.

Artificial Intelligence: Road Ahead for Banking Sector

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Understanding this has to be an effort within the context of banking, big global banks such as UBS are turning towards technology and AI to mine data for insight into customers and help lenders stay competitive in the digital era.

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.

Dark Days for Democracy in Greece

Caroline Lucas | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Against the will of the Greek people, and in spite of the plain economic facts, EU ministers and the IMF are inflicting ever more pain on a country that's already been utterly devastated by austerity. The latest announcements from Eurozone chiefs make for grim reading.

8 Takeways From The Greece Bailout Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK

Greece on Monday reached a third bailout deal with its European creditors, but while it avoided an exit from the euro and the chaos that would have cr...