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Let the Music Play: What Can Bring Hope to the Greek People?

Julie Tomlin | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Politics
Julie Tomlin

What happens when the mood of a whole nation can be characterised by hopelessness and despair? In Greece, where people have been on the receiving end of severe austerity measures and lived through six years of recession, it's a question that politics, as we know it, seems incapable of addressing.

Orwell Would Have Liked Photoshop

Neil Durkin | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK
Neil Durkin

Under the blitz of current Orwell stuff in the media there's a recurring theme: what would the great man have made of the present day, and how right was he about the modern world? Recent chit-chat in my office was broadly positive about his "predictive" powers. Recent chit-chat in my office was broadly positive about his "predictive" powers: Doublespeak (modern political/managerial jargon?), Telescreens (TV, especially those tuned to the Big Brother house on Channel 5!), Napoleon, the revolutionary-turned-authoritarian pig from Animal Farm.

Pictures Of Greeks Scrambling For Food Sparks Fresh Anger

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Pictures of Greeks scrambling for food handouts have sparked fresh waves of anger in the country amid crippling austerity measures. One man queuing...

Kudos to the London Greek Girls Asking What They Can Do for Greece

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK
Rory Fitzgerald

They hope they will inspire other Greeks to step up and promote their fabulous country as a tourist destination - after all, tourism remains Greece's single biggest industry, generating some 23 per cent of Greek GDP.

Pictures Of The Year: The Best Photos And Images From 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

It's been an incredible year for photography and over the past 12 months we have been fortunate and also unfortunate enough to witness some of the mos...

EU/IMF Deal on Greek Debt Offers No Medium-term Solution

Martin Koehring | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics
Martin Koehring

The IMF has reached an agreement to reduce Greece's public debt to below 110% of GDP by 2022 and to ensure its repayment. The compromise avoids the need for a haircut on Greek debt held by eurozone governments in the short term. However, the deal, if implemented successfully, exhausts most options available to reduce Greek debt other than an outright write-down of Greek government debt.

'The Ones Who Do' Greece Faces the Spirit of Action at the TEDxAthens

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech
Katerina Zherebtsova

TEDxAthens this November, took the format even further by focusing on 'The Ones Who Do'. The theme seemed entirely appropriate, given the country's current lack of belief in the system and in the future. "Our choice of topic is not only local but urgent: we need to turn thought into action today", one of the organisers Dimitris Kalavros comments.

Where Is the Greek Diaspora?

Tony Koutsoumbos | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK
Tony Koutsoumbos

I want to make contact with all the unsung heroes throughout the global diaspora who are already doing their bit; most importantly though, I want to help bring out of the woodwork all the Greeks living in the UK who, like me, fear for their families and the future of their country.

Gay People Are The 'New Jews In Greece'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

LGBT communities in Greece are experiencing an alarming rise in the number of violent hate crimes, according to a researcher writing for the Huffingto...

Is the UK Set to Become Part of the 'Post-developed' World?

Thomas Midlane | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

It might be time to start preparing for 'post-developed, de-developing' Britain.

Gay People Living in Fear in Greece

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK
Fragkiska Megaloudi

Although Greece has antidiscrimination laws protecting gays in employment, there are no hate crimes per se in its criminal code. Very few cases are being reported to the police because gay men and women fear further discrimination.

It's Not About the Money

Nick Harkaway | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Harkaway

Britain's membership of the EU is up for discussion - and it's liable to be a wretchedly stupid discussion.

History Repeating? Lessons We Can Learn From Inter-War Germany

Sarah Pilchick | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Pilchick

Historian Laurence Rees, author of The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler and producer of the titular BBC documentary, spoke at the London School of Economics last night on the nature of leadership - mainly, how could significant portions of populations support groups such as the Nazi Party or Golden Dawn?

This is More a Crisis of Love Than GDP Growth

Bettina Gronblom | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Bettina Gronblom

We will never find true happiness through GDP growth alone. To love and be loved - is what ultimately sustains us; all spiritual traditions tell us so and humanists would agree.

Frontier Economics - Which Country Will Have the Edge?

Sheila Lawlor | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Sheila Lawlor

Investors and business leaders - on whom the country's economic recovery depends, can no longer be certain of the UK's liberty and protection under the law. At the very time other crisis economies are cutting costs and increasing certainty, business in the UK will have to contend not just with statutory rules and the costs they impose on employers. They will also face the consequences of pressure-group politics, in which politicians abandon the labour market to the unpredictable operations of twilight law.

Rage On Streets Of Athens Over €13.5bn Cuts

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Greek MPs approved deep cuts in the country's latest round of austerity measures, deemed essential to the country's European Union membership, but rio...

Golden Dawn and the Rise of the Far-right

Thomas Grant | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Grant

If anything, the timing of the Nobel Peace prize is ironic. If the European Union is serious about sticking to the values and the principles upon which it was formed, it must recognise that bringing unity to a country where the memories of civil war are all too recent is paramount. Austerity measures will do nothing but create unrest and divide country, allowing parties such as Golden Dawn to rise up through the cracks.

Teargas And Petrol Bombs In Athens

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK

A man died during violent clashes in Athens as 40,000 strikers pitted themselves against riot police on the streets of the Greek capital. Petrol bo...

The Eurozone: Raising a Political Deficit

Liam Atkinson | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Politics
Liam Atkinson

Whilst those harmed by Greece's actions must have some channel of recompense, by refusing to accept a denizen's right to determine their own governance the European community are engaging in a form of authoritarian economic imperialism.

Police Start Digging Up Area Close To Where Toddler Went Missing 21 Years Ago

PA | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK

Police investigating the disappearance of toddler Ben Needham 21 years ago are to start digging up an area close to where he went missing in Greece, i...

Euro Clashes: Will Internal Conflicts Damage the Future of Europe?

Sarah Aston | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Politics
Sarah Aston

By dressing up as Nazis, Greek protestors showed that, under pressure, states within the European Union revert back to suspicion and resentment of each other and historical grievances come to the surface.

Really, Nobel Committee?

Sarah McCabe | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Politics
Sarah McCabe

Europe cannot now be separated from the Euro, that shiny, happy currency that was marketed as a crucial tool in breaking down national borders. It is the Euro that has caused a resurgence of nationalism and it is not right to praise the EU while its citizens deal with this backlash.

Stun Grenades, Teargas And Nazis As Athens Protests Turn Violent

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Police in Athens have fired teargas and stun grenades at protesters, some of whom were dressed in Nazi uniforms, demonstrating against a visit by Germ...

Athens Activists Hold Nazi-Style Protest Over Merkel Visit

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

Angry demonstrations featuring activists dressed as Hitler and Nazis are being held on the streets of Athens, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visit...

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 9th October 2012

Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

Scroll down for some of the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures from around the world, brought to you by The Huffington Post's Pictu...