Based in Brussels, Paul Ames covers the Benelux nations of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg for GlobalPost. Ames embarked on a new career as a freelance reporter in 2009 after 20 years covering Europe for the Associated Press. As the AP’s NATO correspondent he closely followed the transformation of the old Cold War alliance as it embraced former foes in Eastern Europe and took on new combat roles in Afghanistan and the Balkans.
Europeans abandoning mainstream political message of austerity and looking towards a more radical solution.
by Paul Ames, GlobalPost | May 13, 2012
Amazon facing allegations that a security firm mistreated its temporary workers
by Priyanka Boghani, GlobalPost | Feb 18, 2013
Travelers shouldn't overlook Antwerp, home to hip neighborhoods and edgy design.
by Paul Ames, GlobalPost | Dec 8, 2010
Five young refugees compete to prove their attachment to the Netherlands.
by Paul Ames, GlobalPost | Sep 6, 2011
The Netherlands' ban on selling cannabis to foreigners could start up a weed economy in other EU states. Spain and Portugal are top of the list.
by Paul Ames, GlobalPost | May 9, 2012
In a region with a turbulent past, an upcoming Scottish vote on independence raises concerns that new border constraints will make life a lot more complicated.
by Paul Ames, GlobalPost | Jul 22, 2014
Is it okay to root for Spain, and then vote for independence?
by Paul Ames, GlobalPost | Jun 14, 2014
Disgruntled voters reject mainstream politics in pan-European elections
by Paul Ames, GlobalPost | May 26, 2014
As voters select a new European Parliament, here's why it matters.
by Paul Ames, GlobalPost | May 22, 2014
This is a conflict with the potential to destabilize all of Europe.
by Paul Ames, GlobalPost | Feb 21, 2014
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