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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 Hy...

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...

Children Are Some of the Most Vulnerable Refugees of This Crisis - They Deserve the Opportunity to Be Resettled

Stephen Twigg | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Twigg

Around 7.6million Syrian children (within and outside the country) need humanitarian assistance, close to 80% of Syria's child population. Child labour, early forced marriage, exposure to disease, risk of sexual violence - these are all risks that threaten the immediate well-being of Syria's children...

Heading Up Mount Pantokrator

Sally Pemble | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Pemble

On our late season holiday to Corfu we hired a little car and set about exploring this beautiful island. For one of our days out we planned to head up to the summit of Mount Pantokrator, which is the highest mountain in Corfu.

Without Swift Debt Relief for Greece, The Last Five Years Will be the Prelude to More Chaos

Theopi Skarlatos | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Politics
Theopi Skarlatos

In the last five years that hope grew. As networks spread and people reached rock bottom, they realized all they really had was themselves and that even if that was all they had, together and united it meant power.

Watch A Teaser For Paul Mason's New Documentary On Greek Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said his government could have been "braver" in its bailout negotiations with the European Union, in a new doc...

'Homeland' Star Doesn't Think Twice About Helping Refugees Land On Lesbos

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK

Emotional video from the Greek island of Lesbos shows 'Homeland' star Mandy Patinkin struggling to help refugees come ashore. Hundreds of discarded...

How Long Before the European Pressure Cooker Explodes?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Turbulent December Only a few more weeks to go in 2015 but there are still various risks and challenges remaining for Europe. There will be elections...

Britain First Suggest Drowning Refugees Is A Valid Solution To Migrant Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Britain First appear to have suggested that deliberately drowning refugees is a valid solution to Europe's migrant crisis. Worryingly, many of thei...

Greek Coast Guard Denies Trying To Sink Refugee Boat After Release Of Night-Vision Video

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

The Greek Coast Guard has denied claims it deliberately tried to sink a life-raft full of refugees, after footage emerged appearing to show crew membe...

CNN Reporter Shows The World How To Treat Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

A CNN reporter gave an on-air lesson in showing humanity to refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks, which have prompted some politicians and media ...

No Light at the End of the Tunnel for the EU's Youth

Rob Comley | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Comley

Across Europe, Eurosceptic student groups are gradually coming together. They see the need for less government, not more. They realise the EU has been a cause of their troubles - or at least a symptom of the cause - which has done next to nothing to cure their problems. Just like many countries on the continent, Britain's youth is finally realising, the only way to truly solve this crisis is to Get Britain Out of the EU.

The Horrors in Greece: A Personal Account of Volunteering in Lesvos

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

The worst of it was, what the volunteers were experiencing is nothing at all, compared to what the refugees are living. A merciless nightmare with no end in sight. These people left war, death and destruction in their own countries, with the hope of finding safety and peace. Europe, where people are happy and life is good, where things will be OK.

An Island in Mourning

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Hekate Papadaki

Now that the dead are drowning in the sea where I spent my childhood summers, it's too close to ignore. I feel personally responsible for not shouting louder, earlier - for not failing after at least having tried. The decision of our Government was criminal. Theresa May has blood on her hands. And our silence is responsible for letting her get away with that.

On the Greek National Day, Nothing to Celebrate

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Nikolaos Dimou

Pity the Greeks. Today as they commemorate their 'OHI' to Italy's fascist regime and their joining the Allies in World War II, instead of enjoying the traditional military parade as it snakes through the plateies festooned with white and blue ribbons and flags, they will be contemplating a far grimmer scenario...

3,500-Year-Old Grave Of 'Dandy' Mycenaean Warrior Unearthed In Pylos, Greece

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK

A 3,500-year-old treasure-laden grave of a warrior has been discovered near an ancient palace in southern Greece. The Culture Ministry says the gr...

Masked Armed Men Are Disabling Migrant Boats Mid-Sail And The Accounts Are Harrowing

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

Armed vigilantes are disabling boats carrying desperate migrants across the sea towards Europe, it was revealed on Thursday. A group of masked men ...

Britain Needs a Truth Committee on Debt

Caroline Lucas | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The Greek response to the huge challenge of austerity has been courageous and heartening. Because information is power, resistance to austerity has also materialised in the shape of a 'Truth Committee on Public Debt' set up in response to mounting economic challenges in Greece. Greeks aren't alone in facing damaging cutbacks. In Britain austerity is biting - and the Autumn Statement is set to bring with it a new round of cuts that even Tory councils are opposing. In the face of a continued Government obsession with the rolling back of the state I believe it's time Britain had a Committee on Debt Truth of our own.

This Greek Engineer Has Made It In America

The Huffington Post | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

HuffPost Greece is proud to debut a new video series titled "Greeks Gone West." Done in partnership with the U.S. Ambassador's office in Athens, th...

The Summer I Understood War

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Hekate Papadaki

War was something that happened on TV until the summer of 2004. A boat carrying Iraqi families had crashed somewhere on the coast of Attica in Greece....

Time for the EU to Embrace Change

Julia Pamilih | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Julia Pamilih

It is time for the EU to be brave. Greek tensions may be simmering under the surface for now, but the EU should pursue a policy of debt relief and take decisive action before the Greeks once again teeter too close to a Grexit. It's in everybody's best interests for the EU to be strong, and further prolonging Greek suffering is not conducive to a happy union.

5 Charts About Migration That You Shouldn't Forget

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

The rising number of migrants who die on their journeys across the Mediterranean is laid bare in five charts, which reveal that deaths in the region m...