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The New Social Contract for The Internet

Jean-Christophe Nothias | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Jean-Christophe Nothias

It is time for our Internet masters, most of them in the U.S., to acknowledge that a state is not just a counter-terrorism agency or a counter-regulating body. Each state must stand for social peace, public health, education, welfare, protection and prosperity for its citizens and neighbors.

Female Leadership Is a Must, Not an Option

The EU Women Caucus | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
The EU Women Caucus

The quest for female leaders in order to achieve this fairer representation within the European Union Institutions is placed high on the agenda every 5 years. The problem has been how to keep it there once the elections are over.

Pope Francis Speaks to Europe -- and the World

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 12.04.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Pope Francis may prove to be another pope like these two, someone who offers the possibility of redirecting the path of the world at large. He certainly took an important step in that direction with his address to the European Parliament on November 25, 2014.

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/28/14

John Zipperer | Posted 12.01.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday; it's time for News Quiz Everyday, which doesn't make much sense, but take our latest Week to Week news quiz and it will help you make more sense of the world.

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 12.05.2014 | 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...