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Cool Pet Video Of The Day: Man Races His Parrot On His Motorbike

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Vito the macaw. Vito likes nothing more than going out for a ride with his owner on the appropriately named Greek island...

Family Friendly Greek Retreats: Daios Cove, Crete

The Spa Spy | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Sure enough, as I step foot inside Daios Cove the wow factor hits. Nestled in a tranquil private sandy bay, a short ride from the bustling town of Agios Nikolaos, a wall of floor to ceiling windows creates a stunning elevated panoramic of the crystal clear turquoise waters and rugged cliffs that don the bay.

Is the Eurozone Crisis Over?

Martin Koehring | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Martin Koehring

The euro zone has emerged from recession, borrowing costs have fallen and the risk of euro area collapse has diminished since mid-2012. However, major causes for concern persist.

Greece: Hope In Short Supply

Simon Mack | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK
Simon Mack

They tell me under this island is Europe's richest deposits of oil and gas, the Chinese Prime Minister visited this month, and the government here are getting paid to allow the Syrian Chemical weapons arsenal to be poured into the sea just off the North Western coast... Exactly why is this Doctor serving me coffee earning a little over 400 euro per month (£320 approx.) in the process? She can't answer that one either.

10 Ancient Ruins That Can't be Missed

Adam Bown | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Imagine bustling streets, silks and spices, man-eating lions and mad emperors. Ruins aren't dead - they're your keys to the intriguing past of your holiday spot, so don't pass them up. Here are 10 sites you can't fly home without seeing.

20 Things I Will Always Remember About Greece

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Thanks to the fond memories of the beautiful country that continue to excite me & the jet lag, I came up with this list of 20 bullet points at around 3:00 a.m.! Enjoy:)

Mindfulness in Schools

Anna Moody | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

Has anyone noticed that things are a bit 'off' in the world at the moment? How do we set about course correcting? Can anyone come up with a solution?

Athens Revisited

Lucy Campbell | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Campbell

It is no mistake that the word "eudaimonia" comes from the Greek philosophers - it means "human flourishing" and we found just this in Athens. A city that is slowly but surely being re-shaped post the debt crisis.

Landmark European Elections Deliver Political Earthquake

Andrew Hammond | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Hammond

Voters from the 28 member nations of the European Union delivered an election earthquake on May 25. Results show major gains in the European Parliament for anti-integration, Euroskeptic parties which span the ideological spectrum from the extreme-right National Front which won the ballot in France, to the far-left Syriza Party which came first in Greece.

EU Election Results: A Symptom of a Less Peaceful Europe?

Barry Navarro | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

Since the last European elections were held in 2009, five EU countries - Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus - have required bailouts, and unemployment across the continent has remained persistently high, particularly among young people.

Six Nations That Lurched Left, Not Right, At The EU Elections

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

Coverage of the European election results has been dominated by the sight of triumphant Nigel Farage celebrating Ukip coming top of the poll in the UK...

Why Were EU Citizens Denied A Vote This Week?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

EU citizens are being denied the right to vote in European elections by confused polling station staff and incomprehensible bureaucratic requirements,...

Is This the Best Way to Cruise the Greek Islands?

Mark Hodson | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

He pointed to the postcards. "This is how the island used to look." We peered at the sun-bleached images, their corners bending with age, then gazed back at the tiny square where half a dozen men nursed glasses of raki. The only sound was the slap of waves on the small fishing boats in the harbour.

Migrants Drown Off Greek Coast After Boat Capsizes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK

Almost two dozen migrants desperately attempting to enter Greece have died after their boat capsized near the island of Samos. A yacht and a dinghy...

The Athenians Strike Back

Danny Hilton | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Hilton

This week I've been at "The City of Athens Annual Travel Trade Workshop" - the second year for this event, housed at the huge Megaron International Conference Centre. This is a totally different city to that portrayed in the UK news two years ago.

Eat Like Crete

Stella Photi | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

Whilst these nutrient-rich dishes are great for your physical health they play a massive role in your mental wellbeing too. In Crete family meals are not just for Christmas and you'd be hard pressed to find a local who doesn't hold them up as an important occasion to share in love, life and olive oil.

Facing Threats, Beatings And Intimidation, Europe's Roma 'Failed By EU'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

The economic crisis in Europe is fuelling violent "pogroms" against Roma people across the continent, with some politicians encouraging intimidation, ...

The Reality Behind the Greek 'Success Story'

Julie Tomlin | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Julie Tomlin

During over four years of economic crisis, many Greek people seem to have developed a keen sense of farce...

The Ukraine Is All About Countries' Self-Interest

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

The Ukrainian crisis has generated a lot of talk around principle, respect for the rule of law, elimination of corruption, the establishment of working democracies, giving voice to the people, and all manner of other fine sounding catch-phrases. It's all bunkum. The Ukraine is all about the balance of self-interest.

The Future of Cypriot Football - A New Hope, or a False Dawn?

Tony Jimenez | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

The stage was set. The headlines were all but written. It was supposed to be an historic announcement with positive and profound implications for the future of Cypriot football. But instead, last week turned out to be yet another blot on the copy book of the island's national game.

Cyprus Talks Re-Started: Will The New Hopes Survive The Old Methods?

Yeshim Harris | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Politics
Yeshim Harris

After a long break, a new round of talks has started again in Cyprus. Both communities are busy preparing their negotiation teams; their politicians and leaders are discussing their shared views and remaining differences; and external stakeholders are looking on with very visible interest...

Five Fun Facts About Five Hot-for-2014 Destinations

Travelzoo UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

Each year Travelzoo picks its top five travel destinations for the year ahead - these are the destinations that they believe will offer the best value to visitors, as well as the most compelling reasons to visit.

Worth the Austerity? Why the European Parliament Is Conducting an Inquiry Into the Impact of Troika Measures

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Bailout countries have been on the Troika's leash now for nearly four years, but just how effective have its measures been. The Troika - composed of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund - is tasked with getting economies back into shape by proscribing a diet of strict austerity and plenty of strenuous reform measures, but its methodology has been questioned since the start.

Happy New Year EU! May 2014 Be the End of Your Ages...

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Mark Esposito

The EU cannot really afford to slow down even though it is about to go into a parliamentarian transition, next May. The reasons for national governments to make the necessary reforms to help SMEs grow will become one of Europe's most expected actions. Not doing enough does not only prevent the EU from becoming more competitive; it is a recipe for more problems down the road...

Dear Santa, Please Make the EU More Competitive

Terence Tse | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Terence Tse

2014 will be a crucial year for the EU. The European elections are going to take place in May and we certainly hope that they will attract more attention and interest than in the past.