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The Athenians Strike Back

Danny Hilton | Posted 17.04.2014 | 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 14.04.2014 | 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 19.03.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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 05.03.2014 | 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 28.02.2014 | 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.

Do We Want to Solve the Eurocrisis? Let's Look South!

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Mark Esposito

This model of growth is inefficient from a macroeconomic perspective because it incurs into dispersion and disposal of public funds, but it could be very efficient from a microeconomic lens, which is where markets reside...

Greek Universities a Battleground for Austerity

Julie Tomlin | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK
Julie Tomlin

With unemployment among Greek women currently at 31.6 per cent compared to 24.6 per cent among men, the prospect of losing a job in the female-dominated public sector is a grim one.

Why It's Misguided to Treat the Eurozone Crisis as a Morality Tale About 'Lazy' Southerners

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

A break-up of the eurozone may be where we are headed if spending cuts take precedence over debt defaults and if the financial crisis continues to be cynically portrayed as a morality play. What the continent needs is a debt jubilee and a halt to austerity. Oh, and some solidarity. Otherwise, a second Great Depression beckons.

Bad Blurb Great Book

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

The blurb for the brand new book Out of the West, by Kevin Sullivan, is really very bad. The first sentence lost me immediately as it mentioned two Greek names - both of which I instantly forgot - and then it describes their convoluted love affair in WW2 Greece, with some action taking place in Scotland.

First Step to Solving the Eurozone Crisis: Change our Perceptions

Terence Tse | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK
Terence Tse

A balanced view will allow us to be better at thinking about the crisis. After all if we only see our southern neighbours as burden, we are not only losing half the equation to solving the Eurozone crisis; we are also missing out on most of the intelligence.

The German Paradox: Highest Employment in Europe and Increasing Poverty

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

The number of people at risk of poverty grows in Germany, although the number of employed has never before been so high, according to the results published this week by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). The study, which takes a snapshot of German society from numerous surveys, shows that in 2012 the country had 41.5 million people employed, the highest in its history. However, the total working volume was at 1991 levels.

Jein: Germany Is Not as Strong as It Looks

Terence Tse | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Terence Tse

The fact that Germany is not as strong as we believe means that the country may not be able to lift Europe out of its economic woe. If this is really the case, we are pinning our high hope on the wrong leader. It therefore makes a lot more sense for us to come up with new ways to solve the Eurozone crisis...

A Global Neighbourhood

One Young World | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
One Young World

Society victories that were led by youth are now going public and will be shared with this and the next generation through the Global Talks Campaign. There are no borders when it comes to ideas, no restrictions when it comes to determined young people. There are no Greek or Kuwaiti youth problems, only international ones.

What Is Driving the Greek Stock Market Recovery?

Martin Koehring | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Martin Koehring

Amid the debt crisis and concomitant economic depression, the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) lost 91% of its value between its peak in late October 2007 ...

DNA tests prove man found in Cyprus is NOT missing Ben Needham

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK

The family of missing Ben Needham say they remain "strong and resolute" as they continue their search for him after a DNA test on a young man on Cypru...

Ben Needham's Family's Anxious Wait

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

The family of Ben Needham, who went missing on the Greek island of Kos 22 years ago, have said they are spending his 24th birthday waiting for the res...

Is This Young Man Missing Ben Needham?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

Ben Needham's mother has always insisted her son is still alive, "stolen" by people traffickers when he was a toddler, 22 years ago. And now Greek ...

Where Next For Maria?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK

The Bulgarian Roma family, wrongly thought to have abducted the mystery child Maria when she was found in Greece last week, are calling for her to be ...

Are You Prejudiced Towards Roma and Travellers, Or Are You Right? A Five-Step Checklist

Peter McGuire | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Peter McGuire

Did you instantly believe that the Roma had abducted any of the three children taken from their families in Ireland or Greece this month? Pause a moment. Have a look at yourself. Why did you believe it?