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A Doctor's View From a Refugee Camp in Greece: The Refugee Crisis Is a Moral Crisis for Europe

Andrew Moscrop | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK
Andrew Moscrop

Outside the clinic, bleaching beneath the Greek sun, there are rows of tents; accommodation for almost two thousand people. Refugees from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan have lived under these canvases for months already. They have been stranded after Europe closed its borders and the EU devised a controversial and morally compromising plan to return refugees to Turkey. There are more than fifty camps like this in Greece, for tens of thousands of refugees. In this camp, like most others, roughly a third of the inhabitants are children, and many are unaccompanied by family.

The Disheartening Death of the European Left

Jo Simmons | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Copyright: Flickr via thierry ehrmann The European Left is in a parlous state. France's Socialist president, Francois Hollande made history in 2014 w...

British Airways Flight Forced To Make Emergency Landing After 'Cannabis Smell' Fills Cabin

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK

A British Airways flight travelling to Greece was forced to turn back to Gatwick on Thursday after passengers complained of a foul smell which was com...

Greece Recruits Sniffer Dogs To Help It Overcome The Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK

Greece is hoping to solve its cash crisis by policing its currency like drug crime. In an effort to stop cash flows from further crippling its bankin...

Mykonos: Mind Body Beaches

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Newman-Young

On our last night, we ditched the sports bras, dusted off the glad rags and treated ourselves to a farewell meal in the old town. It was the perfect ending to the trip - even the part where we ended up in the nightclub, Toy Room. It was so nice to spend the trip surrounded by such lovely people and leave with new friends.

I Voted Leave, I'm Scared, And I Don't Know What Brexit Looks Like - But At Least We're Going in the Right Direction

Georgina Edwards | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

I'm not going to claim we're out of the woods yet; there's a long way to go till the fruits of independence are laid bare. For starters, we're certainly not going to be spending that phantom £350million anytime soon (if it even proves to exist). But seeing people write off a historic opportunity on the basis of one day's events is absolutely crackers.

This Is Not OK

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

On hearing the Brexit result, my grandad texted me saying "Hopefully we'll find a way to fix things and make this OK". Like me he was shocked, disappointed and hurt that this was the choice made by such a significant proportion of Brits.

Why 'Lexit' Is the Best Option for Labour Voters

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

23rd June represents a rare chance for the British people to exercise actual democracy with regards to the EU. While the 'official' Leave campaign has...

Step by Step the Gates of Europe Closed

Zoe Gilchrist | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Zoe Gilchrist

The only thing certain about the refugee crisis in Idomeni, Greece is you never know what is going to happen next. Idomeni was the first official land border crossing for Afghani, Iraqi and Syrian refugees traveling from the Greek islands to Northern Europe. And after two months of working in Idomeni everyday (bar one) I thought I understood the situation. Nothing however prepared me for the crisis that unfolded next.

Tired of the EU Referendum? Here's Some Music

Tim Thornton | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Hearing a few decent tunes never fails to calm me down, keep me sane, reassure me that - in the words of The Killers - everything will be all right. So I made a playlist. Each tune on the playlist is from a different EU country.

The Best Kind of Crazy.

Natasha Freidus | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Natasha Freidus

A few months ago, another volunteer told me "We're all a little bit of the best kind of crazy." She was right of course; it takes a certain lack of co...

Volunteers Report: Nine Days of Food Left for Refugees in Chios

Natasha Freidus | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK
Natasha Freidus

Today marks the first in the Prosper series, "Voices from the Field" in which we'll share direct testimonies from refugee aid volunteers in various pa...

EU Referendum - Voting Leave From a Progressive Position Is Possible

Chris Tavner | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Tavner

A Leave vote does not have to be one to call for the borders to be closed, it can be a call instead to demand not just to allow free movement of workers in Europe, but also to allow in refugees escaping our bombs in the Middle East.

Six Great Places to Set Sail on a Budget Around the World

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

You don't need much to set sail around the world. As long as you've got a boat that floats and some cash in your pocket, sailing is an easy game. But we never said it was going to be cheap. For the majority who charter their own vessel, their pockets run deep and money is no object.

The EU Referendum: Are You a "Leaver" or a "Remainer"

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

I don't know about you, but I am finding the whole EU referendum business a turn-off. What I find particularly annoying are the reasons presented by ...

Keep Your Democratic Power and Hold it Close

Adam Hamdy | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I never thought I'd see so many people so willing to surrender the only power we have to protect ourselves from tyranny.

The "Waiting Hell"

Johanna Mitscherlich | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK
Johanna Mitscherlich

I have been here before. It was half my lifetime ago, but I remember sitting in these very same chairs when I was 15-years-old, waiting to buy tickets for the ferry to spend a vacation on the Greek islands with my friends. Now, hundreds of people are waiting in the departure hall at gate E1 in Piraeus port. They have been waiting for weeks, for months, not to go on a holiday, but to find a safe place for themselves and their children.

Did You Ever Visit a Country and Felt Like it Was Home?

Anna Roth | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

I feel at home the most in Greece. The atmosphere of every dayness inspires me to feel lighter and more sensual, to be open to magic. I see abundance every day when I look to beautiful nature. Often I encounter situations which open my heart and invite me to dream. Many people express "this magic" in many different ways, but for me it is this.

Corfu, Greece: The Ultimate Guide

Krissie Rogers | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

Greece. You can't deny it's the ultimate summer destination. But you'll be pleased to hear it's pretty fantastic in springtime too. We've all heard the big names of Mykonos and Santorini but I think you're sure to find the Ionian Islands have plenty going for them as well; Corfu in particular.

Chios chronicle: Here's how Europe welcomed a young Afghan man who fled the Taliban

Conor Fortune | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Politics
Conor Fortune

By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International You can't stop a ship dead in its tracks, but sometimes you can change its course. And that'...

The Photograph I Did Not Take

Mary Turner | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK
Mary Turner

There was not the money for everyone to make the journey though - it is about US$600 on average for a person to travel in a floating death trap, from Turkey to Europe. Iman's husband was killed fighting Assad's troops long ago, leaving her struggling alone.

Pope Francis Has Just Done Something Amazing For 12 Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.04.2016 | UK

Pope Francis welcomed 12 Syrian refugees on board his charter plane after an emotional visit to the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday. The pontiff w...

Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas: Refugees Are Facing Police Violence at Every Stage of Their Journey

Heenali Patel | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Heenali Patel

For vulnerable people like Leyla and Ahmed the road ahead is fraught with danger, and until refugees are provided with safe passage across borders the threat of violence or abuse will shadow them at every turn.

European Union or Division? A Look Into the Refugee Crisis in Greece

Dimitrios Avraam | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics
Dimitrios Avraam

As the UK prepares to enter the later preparation stages of what would arguably be the most important referendum of its modern history, it seems that the EU is doing its best to turn most of the European population against it.

Overcoming Ethnic Divides: Is Cyprus Ready for Success?

Yeshim Harris | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Yeshim Harris

By Yeshim Harris-Feridun and Katie Clerides What really accounts for the transformation of conflict into peace?  What are the vital ingredients fo...