Court ruling: EU standards to protect animals in transport should extend beyond Europe

EU laws that protect live animals during transport should apply to journeys taking place outside the EU, according to a judgement today by the European Court of Justice. Read more

South East beaches could fail new EU standards for swimming

South East beaches could fail new EU standards for swimming

Local authorities across the South East need to redouble their efforts to ensure all swimming areas are safe according to new Europe wide standards for swimming. 

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Rana Plaza: European Parliament calls on clothing retailers to cough up

The European Parliament has today adopted a strongly worded resolution to mark the Second Anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, which caused the the death of over 1100 people and left some 2500 people injured.  

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Conservative MEPs refuse to back EU targets to slash plastic bag use

MEPs are set to give the final seal of approval today to binding targets to cut plastic bag use in the EU by 80% by 2025. Conservative MEPs are expected to abstain in the vote, after having refused to back the new limits in a committee vote last month.

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Catherine Bearder MEP: Supreme Court judgement shows UK must do more to tackle deadly pollution

Catherine Bearder MEP: Supreme Court judgement shows UK must do more to tackle deadly pollution

The Supreme Court today has just ruled that the UK government is not doing enough to meet EU air quality limits, in a case brought by environmental lawyer group ClientEarth.

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Court ruling: EU standards to protect animals in transport should extend beyond Europe

EU laws that protect live animals during transport should apply to journeys taking place outside the EU, according to a judgement today by the European Court of Justice. 

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Malta votes to reject hunting ban in contravention of EU law

This weekend Malta narrowly voted to reject a spring hunting ban to protect migratory birds flying to Northern Europe.  

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About Catherine

Catherine is known all over the south east region as a passionate campaigner and hard-working activist. A former local government councillor and development officer in major national charities, she has a long record of fighting for local people and the issues that concern them. Read more