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Southeastern Europe: Left Behind or Leading the Change in Europe?

Erik Brattberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Erik Brattberg

Europe needs a new positive narrative to confront the plethora of serious internal and external challenges it faces. Otherwise, the entire European project as such may be at risk. This would be a historic mistake.

Securing Europe's Future Is About Securing Our Own Future

Erik Brattberg | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Erik Brattberg

After centuries of war, since 1945 and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, freedom, democracy and tolerance have served as the unifying forces during the longest era of peace and prosperity on the European continent.

EU Rushes To Stop UK Exit After Conservatives Win British Election

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, May 8 (Reuters) - European leaders lost no time on Friday in offering David Cameron talks on EU reform, bidding to ease uncertainty about Br...

Judge Google: Why the EU Should Embrace Google's Role in the Right to Be Forgotten

Edward Lee | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Lee

This exchange between European and American perspectives is healthy. So is the heated public debate over the wisdom of the right that has ensued in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere

A Look At the Next 10 Years in US-European Relations

Lucia Annunziata | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Lucia Annunziata

For all of us over here in Europe, this seems like our weakest, loneliest moment. But it is high time for Europe to grow up, and as everybody knows, there's no better way to force someone to grow than to inflict a little suffering on them.

Ex-Head of Anti-Islam German Movement Apologizes For Past Stances

HuffPost Germany | Susanne Klaiber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion

The speech is touching, in a way. Sometimes, it's even astonishing. But in the end, it's not as revealing as we might have hoped. Kathrin Oertel, ...

Do Sanctions Work?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Economic sanctions have long been used as a foreign policy tool, sometimes perceived as the tool of choice for nations where diplomacy has failed to yield desired results. Yet as widely used as they are, they generally fail to achieve their objectives.

While EU Stalls, These People Are Saving Migrants' Lives At Sea

HuffPost France | Sara Taleb | Posted 04.28.2015 | World

A series of deadly shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea has claimed the lives of hundreds of migrants who tried to reach Europe from North Africa in th...

Understanding The Deadly Rise In Mediterranean Migration

HuffPost Greece | Katerina Prifti | Posted 04.24.2015 | World

A few years ago, a photograph of a notorious mafia member hung in the office of the Hellenic Coast Guard Security Department. Next to it was a phrase ...

EU To Send Border Ships Further Into Mediterranean Amid Deadly Migrant Exodus

AP | LORNE COOK and RAF CASERT | Posted 04.24.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has doubled the emergency aid to frontline member states Italy, Greece and Malta which have to deal with the mass...

Jessica Schulberg

Congress Votes Against European Boycotts of Israeli Settlements

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday evening, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously voted in favor of an amendment to discourage European participation in t...

EU Promises To Act Over Migrant Crisis After Mediterranean Disaster

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

By Robin Emmott and Adrian Croft LUXEMBOURG, April 20 (Reuters) - EU foreign ministers promised on Monday to do more to stop migrant ...

Rescuing Migrants at Sea Might Not Be a Permanent Solution, but It Will Save Lives

Aurélie Ponthieu | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Aurélie Ponthieu

If the dangerous sea route has now become the principal means of entry to the European Union for refugees, it is because the land borders are closed.

Creepy, Remarkable Reveal: Facebook Watches You Even If You Are Not A Member

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Facebook claims they found one that they're fixing for you. This particular bug enabled Facebook to track the online movements of non-users. Yes, you, Facebook friend or foe, user or boycotter, you were under the watchful eye of Facebook, whether you knew it or not.

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 04.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

Europe's Silent Discrimination Against Kosovars

Nezir Sinani | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Nezir Sinani

The EU has imposed a stringent and unfair visa regime for all 1.7 million Kosovars. To this day, Kosovo remains the only country in the region whose citizens are required a visa to travel to within the EU -- making Kosovo the most isolated country in Europe.

Collateral Financial and Economic Damage Debased

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

The mind boggles. Because no one seems willing to appreciate, whether in Berlin, Brussels or Athens, that the situation could easily be normalized at this stage if the Greek sovereign debt were accordingly adjusted in real terms to compensate for such "unintended" damage.

Google's Remarkable Monopoly on Data Intrigues Europeans

Mark Weinstein | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Mark Weinstein

In Monopoly the game, you buy properties, pay fines, and try to stay out of jail. In monopoly, the real-life big business version, you use all your leverage to dominate markets, manipulate industries, avoid fines, and hire lawyers to keep you out of jail. And most of the time you do win.

Europe's Remarkable New War on Facebook

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Remember the name Max Schrems. He's a European David firing his slingshot at the modern-day Goliath you know as Facebook.

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 04.24.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

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Press Freedom Must Not Be Compromised in Fight Against Extremism

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Courtney C. Radsch

There is a valid concern that the countering violent extremism initiative could provide justification for governments to broaden surveillance online and use it to curb human rights and civil liberties.

Defiance, Greek Style

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Anastasia Rubis

Reading and watching news of Syriza party's attempts to renegotiate a bailout agreement with the EU and ease austerity in what they term a humanitarian crisis for the Greek people, I've traded doubt and discomfort for a new feeling: respect.

European Politics Get Edgy

Max Holleran | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Max Holleran

Compared to the antics of Washington, Europe seemed like a preserve of peace and collegiality. But, as 2014 demonstrates, times have changed. EU politics have heated up as the Union meets challenges at every edge.

EU Slaps New Sanctions On Russia

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2015 | World

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A veteran Russian singer who voiced support for Russia's annexation of Crimea has been subjected to EU...

Angry Greeks Threaten to Halt European Juggernaut

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.12.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

A breakdown of the European bailout program might make a Greek exit from the euro ("Grexit") the only feasible option. And the popular revolt against outsiders dictating economic policy creates a huge new roadblock to attempts to expand Brussels' power over EU members.