UK Greece

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...

'One In, One Out' Migrant Deal To Be Discussed By European Leaders

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

David Cameron will meet with European leaders today to discuss a potential 'one in, one out' deal with Turkey aimed at stemming the flow of migrants a...

Five Years of Conflict in Syria - Children Deserve Better Than This

Tanya Steele | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Tanya Steele

As I arrived at the border camp in northern Greece late yesterday, a sea of mud and tents under a cold grey sky, thousands of people had just left. Families were walking along the roadside, carrying whatever they could, with the children stumbling under heavy bags.

These Pictures Show How Desperate Migrants' Journeys Have Become

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK

These pictures show how desperate many migrants' journey to Europe has become, as hundreds today tried to cross a fast-flowing river to flee from Gree...

Refugee Health Crisis Hits Boiling Point at Greece-Macedonia Border

Heenali Patel | Posted 13.03.2016 | UK
Heenali Patel

A child electrocuted by a loose cable. Exhausted men and women living in squalor, losing toes to gangrene. Children caked in mud, coughing and vomiting. Families forced to sleep outside in torrential rain. These are not scenes from a horror movie. They're just some of the desperate stories medics are witnessing at the Greece-Macedonia border right now.

Image Of Newborn Baby Washed Outside Tent Shows Inhuman Plight Of Refugees

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 12.03.2016 | UK

A disturbing picture has emerged from a refugee camp in Greece showing a woman washing a newborn baby with bottled water over dirty earth. The image r...

Desperate Migrants Pictured Trying To Take Their Own Lives In Athens

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK

Warning: This article contains images and details that some may find upsetting. Disturbing images of two desperate men trying to commit suicide in ...

Lefteris Yakoumakis: Sanctuary and Sagas in Iceland

Nancy Campbell | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nancy Campbell

I caught up with artist Lefteris Yakoumakis whose fascination with Icelandic culture and landscape has drawn him back again and again to the small town of Siglufjörður in the country's far north.

Greek Retreats: Eagles Palace, Halkidiki

The Spa Spy | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Perched on the stunning 'third finger' coastline of Halkidiki in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Athos, Eagles Palace, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the world, is a boutique resort spanning a golden beach with a majestic mountainous backdrop. Surrounded by manicured gardens, lavender, pine and olive groves and pretty courtyards there's a cool and tranquil vibe throughout the resort.

The Greek Crisis And The Challenges It Poses To Children's Mental Health

Vassiliki Ntoumou | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK
Vassiliki Ntoumou

We need to move away from the notion that mental health care is a mere "luxury" in the midst of a crisis.

A Day In The Life Of A Lesvos Volunteer: Dan's Experience On The Front Line Of Europe's Refugee Crisis

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

As a member of the rescue team, Dan spends the early hours waiting to spot incoming boats on the distant horizon. These boats are packed with terrified refugees making the crossing from Turkey, only a few miles away; a small stretch of sea which has become one of the most dangerous in the world over the past year.

This Is What Happens When You Try And Reform Greek Pensions

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

Petrol bombs were hurled at riot police during the latest round of anti-government protests in Athens on Thursday. Troubled erupted as the country suf...

MP Tells Of Discovering 'Awful' State Of Greek Island Lesbos

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

A Conservative MP has revealed the "awful" state of the Lesbos migrant crisis after she visited the island last week. Heidi Allen and a pair of Co...

Why the Greek Ultimatum Is Ultimately Idiotic

Maudie Fraser | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics
Maudie Fraser

The EU is about unity, alliance and mutual support, and I am a backer of it in that capacity, but this dog-eat-dog backstabbing is corroding its very foundations and questioning the validity of the very high regard in which the rest of the world holds us.

Second First Impressions From Lesvos: A Frosty Start

Maudie Fraser | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Maudie Fraser

Touching down at 06:20 having spent the night travelling inevitably steeps reality with a peculiar hue, but driving out of Mytilene airport in my Hyun...

42 People, Including 17 Children, Dead In Horrific Aegean Sea Boat Accidents

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.01.2016 | UK

A father who lost his mother, wife and four children is among 42 people who died whilst crossing the Aegean Sea today, medical workers in Greece have...