Europe's Migrants: Urgency and Empathy Needed

Alistair Burnett | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

In many reports you could be forgiven for forgetting many of these migrants are fellow human beings who have risked their lives to escape Syria, Iraq, Eritrea or Sudan and make their way to Europe to seek sanctuary.

One Long Minute: Europe's Immigration Crisis

Jo Simmons | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Jo Simmons

And what's missing in this moment: the meaningful and moral response of European leaders ready to acknowledge that the influx of refugees is, in large measure, the consequence of Europe's own policy and foreign intervention failures.

Up To 50 Refugees Found In Lorry Feared Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Austrian authorities say at least 20 migrants have been found dead in a lorry in the country's eastern province of Burgenland. Reports from Krone ...

Let's Help Build a Mosque in Slovakia

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

Slovakia has demonstrated it's sensitive side when the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) called on countries to take an "inclusive approach" to relocation o...

Festival-Goers Urged To Donate Tents To Hungary Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

A festival in Hungary is encouraging campers to show solidarity to refugees entering the country by donating their tents and sleeping bags. Organi...

Justice Delayed and Denied

Noam Schimmel | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Noam Schimmel

The conclusions of the study will provide Germany with the information needed to reflect upon how and why such injustice was allowed and sustained for decades and to ensure better mechanisms for human rights accountability now and in the future in the German legal system. It will also enable a necessary public discussion of how this failure to prosecute and punish can be addressed at such a late date.


Noelle Reno | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

It was November so it was cold; long underwear cold. My hotel was sandwiched between the Danube and the Christmas markets. The mulled wine was the perfect fuel for my exploits. I always condone sampling the national drink of choice when exploring a country (no matter the time of day!)

An Awkward Celebration in the Heart of Europe

Dalibor Rohac | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dalibor Rohac

The widely shared feeling of dissatisfaction in the heart of Europe cannot be dismissed simply as a product of people's unrealistic expectations of the change that the fall of communism would create. It is also a reflection of some real backsliding in countries that were once seen as unequivocal reform successes.

An Exploration of Ukraine's EU Neighbours in Light of the Ukraine Crisis

Niki O'Brien | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
Niki O'Brien

As fighting in Eastern Ukraine continues with Russia backing the pro-Russian rebels, implications for Ukraine's Western neighbours are increasingly apparent.

Sporting Diplomacy: Did Rugby Almost Change the Face of Europe Before 1914?

Stephen Cooper | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

In the 19th century the very British game of rugby football was adopted successfully throughout her Dominions; by 1906, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa were regularly beating us at our own game. In the years preceding the First World War, rugby tried to conquer territories closer to home with expeditionary forays into Continental Europe.

Where Are the World's Best Hotels? | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Destinations are ranked according to the reputation of their hotels, based on over 82 million hotel reviews and ratings aggregated from over 200 online booking sites. Included in the list are destinations with at least 130 hotels and 60 reviews.

18 Pictures Of Savage Weather Battering Central Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

As Britain continues to be battered by storms, leaving many areas at risk of further flooding, extreme weather is also causing chaos across Europe. Th...

Anger Swells As Far-Right Leader Set To Enter UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Protesters are set to voice their anger at the visit to London of an extreme right-wing Hungarian politician, as activists make last minute pleas to t...

Jessica Elgot

Hungarian 'Fascist' Set To Visit London | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Home Secretary Theresa May has been urged to ban a Hungarian extreme right leader from the UK, as he prepares to come to a meeting in London on Sunday...

Jessica Elgot

Labour MP Makes Extraordinary Blunder | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

UPDATE: John Mann's office has responded, but not retracted his call for Andor to resign. Issuing a 'correction', Mann said said that "his country'...

The Other Side of the Roma Story

Conor Mills | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Conor Mills

Over the last few months, the UK and European press have dedicated extensive column inches to the Roma community, with the majority of coverage being negative. Much of the adverse reporting focuses on the widely recognized and highly visible problem of Roma arriving in the UK to beg on our streets, litter our countryside and instigate waves of crime.

Homeless to Face Fines, Imprisonment in Hungary

Kristina Jovanovski | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Kristina Jovanovski

The law, passed late Monday, bans living on the streets in the capital's world heritage sites, which are popular with tourists, and allows local governments to impose their own bans in designated areas.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 35 - Hungry in Hungary

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

When you meet a Hungarian the first thing they will tell you is that they like to eat and drink. That is certainly true, but also only half the story....

Ferrari Rebuke Alonso as Rumours Swirl

Todd McCandless | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Ferrari entered this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix with a  sense of foreboding to be honest... at least that's what it seemed like from Fernando Alonso's public statements. The Spaniard made it clear that the team needed to have a good showing in Hungary or face a summer break full of anxiety over what best to do to salvage the year.

Need Something? Just Ask

Stephen Ewashkiw | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Ewashkiw

In the West we have an inbuilt weakness. We don't want to impose. We don't want to put someone out. We just don't want to make a nuisance of ourselves.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 30 - From the Rhine to the Danube

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I know don't what comes over me but there is a certain kamikaze spirit that drives one to oblivion. I knew that I had an early flight on Thursday morn...

Hungarian Pensioner Dragged From Scooter And Killed By Donkeys (PICTURES)

Central European News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK

A pensioner has died after he was dragged off his scooter by two donkeys – which then trampled and bit him so viciously that when his body was found...

Concerns Linger Over Hungary's Response To Rising Anti-Semitism

Kristina Jovanovski | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Politics
Kristina Jovanovski

Hungary is insisting it's taking a firm stand against rising anti-Semitism in the country but questions remain over a perceived lack of commitment by its government. At a meeting in Budapest, the World Jewish Congress called on Hungary to take immediate and decisive action against extremism in the country on Tuesday.

The Time Has Come for the European Union to Take Firm Measures Against the Orban Regime

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

Viktor Orban has considered his party's political majority not as a responsibility, but as an opportunity to consolidate his party's grip on the state, media and judiciary. International and European institutions, civil society and human rights organisations, opposition parties, and even the United States, have closely scrutinised and criticised the gradual 'Orbanization' of Hungary.

Hungary to Destroy European Economic Recovery and EU?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

It looks like PM Victor Orban and his Fidesz party are prepared to take on the whole European Union (EU) in trying to transform Hungary into an authoritarian state. If Orban succeeds in his plans, this will not only harm the Hungarian people and economy, but also the 'European project'.