Tag : europe

Multiple casualties in Brussels terror attacks

3 years ago / 0 comments

A number of explosions have rocked Belgium this morning, with twin blasts at Brussels airport and another at Maelbeek metro station close to the EU buildings an hour later. Although the government has yet to confirm the number of casualties, at least 27 people are said to have died, 13 … Read More

Calais: Why the Refugee Crisis is Here to Stay

3 years ago / 0 comments

With reports reaching us daily regarding Syria’s worsening civil unrest and the resulting humanitarian aid crisis, it is not surprising that the focus of western media is centred around those civilians who are unfortunate enough to have been left still suffering in Syria itself. There are however, over a million … Read More

The rise of Spain’s final hope

4 years ago / 0 comments

Something is lurking in Spain. The situation in Europe’s fifth largest economy has been bleak ever since its property bubble burst in 2008, causing a sharp contraction in Spain’s markets and a financial crisis that is still dragging on seven years later. Unemployment sits at around a fifth, with youth … Read More

McGinley’s Men Aim for Another Medinah Miracle

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Ryder Cup returns this weekend at Gleneagles golf course, Scotland, with Europe looking for a third successive victory over their rivals from across the pond. After the extraordinary scenes on the final day two years ago at the Medinah Club where Ian Poulter inspired a remarkable comeback from four … Read More

Travel | Italian interrail inspiration – a Leeds student's guide

5 years ago / 0 comments

With only three months to go until the glorious student summer begins, starting to plan travel arrangements is an entirely necessary form of procrastination. A popular idea is InterRailing around Europe, essentially buying a one off train fare that allows you to travel from city to city sampling each one’s … Read More

Comment | Merkel's Euro woes

5 years ago / 0 comments

Angela Merkel’s resounding victory in the recent German election has signaled that South European austerity matched by northern bailouts will still be the rason d’être of Eurozone crisis management. The economic crisis has been publicised as the South Europeans cheating the North European taxpayers. It’s not true, but that’s the … Read More

Blogs | Postcards from Europe – Zagreb

5 years ago / 0 comments

Like a rainbow emerging from the storm, Zagreb is the beautifully archaic capital city of a country that’s starting to make a name for itself after a violent struggle for political independence. The city is steeped in history, with its medieval architecture, open-air markets, and surrounding neighbourhoods full of houses … Read More

Cameron's EU Misunderstanding

6 years ago / 0 comments

The outcome of the EU budget negotiations follows the pattern of the last couple of years’ EU politics; no consensus, lack of solidarity and prosperity.  David Cameron claims that the current plan for EU budget is unaffordable, and in no way will the UK accept them. Consequently Belgian and French … Read More

Big Debate: Ballots Behind Bars

6 years ago / 0 comments

Despite pressure from the European Court to enfranchise prisoners, David Cameron continues to dismiss the idea. This week Big Debate asks, should prisoners have the right to vote? YES:Tim Hakki David Cameron’s refusal to allow prisoners the vote in accordance with the European Court of Human Rights is just another … Read More