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This Spanish Party Could Shake The Whole Of Europe

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK

A wave of anti-austerity fervour continues to sweep through southern Europe, as tens of thousands of people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a sh...

The Greek People Have Punctured the Smugness of the 'Moneymen'

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The humiliation of Greece by foreign politicians and unelected bodies, dictating what Greece must do regardless of what harm it causes its people, must be too much to bear in a country that gave the world the concept of democracy.

Don't Let the Ridiculous Smears Fool You: Syriza Is No Party of the Radical 'Far Left'

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

What is "extreme" about providing free electricity and food stamps to 300,000 Greek families now living below the poverty line, as Syriza has pledged to do? Syriza's programme of debt relief, fiscal stimulus and financial support for the poorest, rather than the richest, is mainstream macroeconomics. The party is merely planning to do what the textbooks suggest.

What the Greek Result Means for the British Election

Stuart Thomson | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

The Greek elections really show that politics can generate interest and excitement. In their hearts, electorates really want their Governments to govern and to do things. It may suit Nick Clegg to try for honesty with the electorate about can and cannot be achieved by Government but Greece shows that sometimes they want dynamism and action.

Uncomfortably Numb - Attitudes to Politics

Sara Damergi | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Sara Damergi

The question is do we really need to feel a sense of fear or discomfort to become truly engaged in politics? Do we want to be numb to what's truly going on and get distracted by reports in mainstream tabloid media putting the blame on the overused and now farcical phrase and sentiment of: "its the immigrants coming over here and nicking our jobs?"

Lessons the UK Can Learn From Greece

Angus Campbell | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Angus Campbell

Now that the Greek General Election is out of the way we can focus on the UK one, which as we've been constantly reminded is less than 100 days away. As the focus on politics increases we can not only draw some comparisons to the Greek situation, but learn some lessons from them as well.

7 Things You Should Know About Greece's Cool New Finance Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

Anti-austerity party Syriza has swept into power in Greece, with leader Alexis Tsipras now leading a coalition government with the Independent Greeks....

Greece Is The Word...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Comedy

It had to be done... (Poster made for HuffPost UK Comedy by David Schneider and Ross Owen)...

10 Dead As Greek Jet Crashes Into Spanish Base

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK

A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other aircraft on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 people, Spai...

Greece's New Prime Minister Sworn In With A Smile, But Minus A Tie

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK

In an open-necked blue shirt and with a broad smile, the charismatic left-wing radical Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as Greece's new prime minister on M...

Another Greek tragedy

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Nikolaos Dimou

The international lenders of European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund (Troika) have plans for Greece. The last loan instalment to the country is in February. Greece is certain to require a new bail-out loan.

Here's Six Radical Things Greece's New Ruling Party Want To Do Now...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics

Syriza has swept to victory in the polls as Greeks voted decisively against austerity, leading to their party leader, Alex Tsipras, to declare: "Today...

Alexis Tsipras REALLY Likes Putting His Hands In The Air

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Comedy

If there's one thing we've noticed about the new prime minister of Greece - apart from the fact that he's 50% Antonio Banderas, 50% Andy Burnham - it'...

Radical Left Syriza Wins Greek Election As PM Concedes Defeat

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK

A jubilant Alexis Tsipras has told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party's win in the snap general election will mean an end to austerity and hu...

A Test That Europe Must Not Fail

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

It looks as if 2015 could turn out to be Europe's Year of the Insurgents... More than at any time since the end of the Cold War, Europe needs clear, determined leaders who can calm voters' anger and offer reassurance that better times are coming, especially for those who have been hardest hit by the age of austerity. Anger, fear and intolerance of minorities are a highly dangerous mix - we have seen before where they can lead when populist politicians fan the flames. The coming year will be a test that Europe must not fail.

Game Theory and the Greek Election

Kitty Ussher | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Kitty Ussher

This time round, with elections due on Sunday, the popularity of the anti-austerity party, Syriza, is greater but the market atmosphere is calmer, helped by the ECB's long awaited announcement on Thursday that it would commence a programme of quantitative easing designed to boost demand.

Editor's Diary: Page 3, Kim K and Greece Frightening

Stephen Hull | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Stephen Hull

Defined by a storm in a D cup, this week The Sun newspaper's decision to 'hilariously' pretend it had listened to anti-Page 3 campaigners was offensively unfunny. Put to one side the endless debate and incorrect columns about Page 3's supposed demise, if the aim was to cynically generate a shed load of free PR for the declining red top then bravo, didn't they do well. Now the challenge they face is trying to convince the rest of us that we should keep reading.

Grexit and the elections: What next for Greece?

Dr Ioannis Christodoulou | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK
Dr Ioannis Christodoulou

In Greece people are very worried and voice strong concerns over who they should vote for on election day (25 January). At least 15% of Greeks remain undecided and this hiatus will remain until the last minute.

The Sex Worker and the Dream

Theopi Skarlatos | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Theopi Skarlatos

Soula believes each girl in the sex industry has a dream. It's what they focus on when the four red walls close in on them forcing them to question who they really are and why they're there. Without a dream, the hours, she told me, pass like hell.

Europe's Broken Asylum System

Jo Simmons | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Jo Simmons

The EU needs to prioritize the human rights and wellbeing of asylum seekers, but the participation of all 28 members is necessary. Operation Triton and the Dublin Regulation must be adjusted in order to accommodate the current volume of asylum seekers.

The Euro - The Most Socially Destructive Political Act Since WWII

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

The economic dangers associated with the introduction of the Euro were predictable - and indeed predicted by many. Yet political leaders at the time chose to make a grand and hubristic political statement irrespective of the devastation it could bring to their citizens. The Euro is, maybe, the best example of the consequences of a political and policy elite living in their own world and totally divorced from the consequences of their actions on ordinary people.

Greek Anti-Austerity Radicals Poised For Victory As Early Elections Called

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

Greece's government has been forced to call early national elections, leaving markets trembling at the prospect of a victim for the anti-austerity Syr...

'Our Feet Were Burning, But We Were Soaked And Frozen'

The Huffington Post UK/PA/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

All the surviving passengers have now been evacuated from the stricken Corfu ferry which caught fire in the Adriatic, with five people now confirmed t...

Dramatic Moment Mother And Her Children Are Saved From Burning Ferry

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

Dramatic footage has been released showing a mother and her two children being hauled to safety from a burning ferry in the Adriatic Sea. Five peop...

Two Brits Aboard Blaze Ferry

PA | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK

The mother of a British man caught on a stricken ferry in seas off Greece says he begged his friends on the mainland not to tell her a fire had broken...