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Europe Declares War on Google!

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.24.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Word leaked out on Friday in Brussels that The European Parliament is going to call for the break-up of Google. That must be a tough pill to swallow for Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

Renzi's Gamble for Smart Europe

Federiga Bindi | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Federiga Bindi

The problem is that by all standards Matteo Renzi is a domestic-oriented kind of politician. Foreign policy exists only and insofar it can give him an advantage in the domestic arena.

Rethinking Populism in Europe

John Feffer | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
John Feffer

It is the tension between the aggressively political competition at the polls and the aggressively non-political rhetoric of the heartland that characterizes the Populist Reformation. What drops out is the middle: the back-and-forth politics of liberal democracy.

Clinton-Warren for Change

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If a ticket of two women offers economic revival and transformational change based on financial justice championed by Pope Francis, the most popular figure on the world stage, support from women would be stratospheric and many men would join them.

Europe's Populist Reformation

John Feffer | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

Journalists and pundits are treating this nationalism-inflected populism as if it were somehow a new phenomenon. In fact, this populism can be traced back to the end of the Cold War.

Europe: The Sky's Not Falling

Conn Hallinan | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Conn Hallinan

The neo-Nazis and immigrant bashers will make a lot of noise, but they offer nothing but hate as an economic solution. The left has a better one, and they are back.

No, France Is Not Becoming Fascist

Scott Gunther | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Scott Gunther

On Sunday, May 25, the National Front, surprised the world by coming in first place in European parliament elections with 25 percent of the vote. Despite what you might read in the underbelly of the Internet, it is not a sign that France is turning "fascist" for several reasons.

Euroskeptic Parties Celebrate European Election Results

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Euroskeptics celebrated across the continent on Monday, from Britain to France and beyond, over their unmatched success in the Europ...

In European Elections, Populism is Against People's Interests

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Nicolas Berggruen

Amidst veritable media frenzy, we hear the populists and their critiques loud and clear. It is time that someone stand up for the European project. So let us make the argument loudly: a strong, increasingly federal Europe is the best path to freedom, prosperity, and influence in the world. Interconnectedness is a reality, not a choice. In our era of globalization, national regulation is far less effective than continental regulation, which protects consumers from monopolies and unfair practices. From energy to roaming charges, the EU can regulate imperfect matters more effectively than national bodies ever could. In financial markets, the EU has been at the forefront of better regulation to prevent another crisis: from limits on bonuses to the European Central Bank's banking union, we are building a more resilient banking system to protect both depositors and taxpayers alike. Meanwhile the European single market is the key achievement of the Union that has improved standards of living for citizens in every single member state. Today, it provides a strong incentive for countries in the Union to support each other, a truth born out during the financial crisis.

Putin Needs a Time-Out

Matt Olchawa | Posted 07.13.2014 | World
Matt Olchawa

If something isn't done now about Putin's aggression in Ukraine, than it will have to be done in five or 10 years -- if at that time anyone still believes in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.

Gerry Adams

Paula Gordon | Posted 07.06.2014 | Media
Paula Gordon

I have no special knowledge of the Troubles. But I am personally acquainted with Mr. Adams. I found him to be a man of peace, not of violence, when we welcomed him to our program in 2004.

Bridging the East-West Divide

John Feffer | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
John Feffer

In the 1970s and 1980s, the West European peace and environmental movement reached out, tentatively at first and then more vigorously, to the dissident groups in Eastern Europe. Nowhere was this more evident than in West Germany. Eva Quistorp was a driving force behind the east-west dialogue.

What Is Draghi Waiting For?

Pablo Zalba | Posted 06.16.2014 | World
Pablo Zalba

Since interest rates are already at record low, all expect the ECB to announce unconventional measures like the American style QE, which could increase inflation and give a small boost to the economy.

Sanction the Oligarchs and Give Russians Visas

Nadia Tolokonnikova | Posted 06.02.2014 | World
Nadia Tolokonnikova

Putin and his team live by Hegel's maxim: "If facts contradict my theory, so much the worse for the facts."

The Kamikaze Politics of Protest Voting

Marta Andreasen | Posted 06.02.2014 | World
Marta Andreasen

If citizens choose to register a protest vote or do not turn out to vote at all, they will have missed the chance to get people in Brussels who actually do something to defend their interests.

A Stronger Civic Alliance for New Europe

Marietta Giannakou | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Marietta Giannakou

I ask European citizens to bring forward their own concerns about how the EU may become even more efficient, to resume its place at the global stage and, thereby, to secure prosperity for the generations to come.

Peter S. Goodman

European Union Faces Crucial Test In Upcoming Parliament Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Back in what now feels like another era, the European Union was a vessel of aspiration whose aims were largely supported by political leaders across t...

EU Warns U.S. Of Consequences After NSA Spying Scandal

HuffPost Spain | Daniel Basteiro | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

Leaders from 28 European Union countries signed a joint statement after a meeting in Brussels on Friday to warn the United States that “a lack of tr...

The Sochi Connection: The Winter Olympics and the Circassians

Merissa Khurma | Posted 10.04.2013 | World
Merissa Khurma

On Sept. 29, 2013, the Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Games was lit in Greece kicking off the torch's 65,000-kilometer journey to Sochi. For most ...

Viewing Iran's Nuclear Program From a New Perspective

William Rose | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
William Rose

Iran's motivation for a nuclear weapon must be observed on a much broader, more philosophical scale.

BACKLASH: EU Parliament Urges Blocking U.S. Data Access After Spy Leaks

Reuters | Claire Davenport | Posted 07.04.2013 | World

By Claire Davenport BRUSSELS, July 4 (Reuters) - The European Parliament called on Thursday for the scrapping of two agreements granting the United...

European Council Meeting: Are Young People as Important as the Banks?

Martin Schulz | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Martin Schulz

The EU's continuing credibility currently hinges on the answer to the following question: Will the European Council be able to come up with practical responses to the pressing, but long-overlooked, problem of youth unemployment in Europe at its meeting on 27 June?

A European View on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Great Expectations?!

Karl-Heinz Florenz | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Karl-Heinz Florenz

Momentous changes sometimes come by inconspicuous names. The TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, might just fall into that category

Beyond the Eurocrisis: Is More Democratic Governance the Solution for Europe?

Luka Orešković | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Luka Orešković

If invested with popular legitimacy, Europe's success will depend on balancing it with long-term focused meritocratic governance and avoiding capture by short-term and particular special interests. A middle Way between West and East is indeed necessary.

Europe: Soft Power Is No Power

Joost Lagendijk | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Joost Lagendijk

Most of its member states are stuck in an economic crisis that many Europeans blame on austerity measures enforced by the EU, perceived as a faraway, bureaucratic entity that has spun out of control and is out of touch with the concerns and hardships of ordinary Europeans.