Breaking news: MEPs and NGOs call on EU to step up the fight against wildlife crime

Catherine Bearder MEP's campaign in the European Parliament to keep vital EU air quality legislation on the table has paid off, after a cross-party group of MEPs voted against withdrawal. Read more

London comes joint 6th in European City Ranking on Air Quality

London comes joint 6th in European City Ranking on Air Quality

London has come joint sixth in a new study by the European Environmental Bureau that ranks 23 major cities in Europe according to their efforts to improve air quality. Zurich topped the ranking followed by Copenhagen, while Lisbon and Luxembourg came last.

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Euro-MP Catherine Bearder ‘delighted’ Modern Slavery Bill passed

The government has announced the Modern Slavery Bill is set to become law after being accelerated through parliament.

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Winchester and Oxfordshire waste water treatment fails to meet EU standards

Winchester and Oxfordshire are failing to meet EU environmental standards that protect local rivers from being contaminated by sewage, it was announced yesterday.

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UPDATE: Commission is willing to reconsider VAT rules to help small businesses

Catherine Bearder this week presented a letter co-signed by 32 fellow liberal MEPs from 16 differnet countries, laying out the issues with new EU VAT rules for sole traders.

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Letter to President Juncker: VAT and small firms

Rue Wiertz B-1047 Brussels 24th March 2015 Dear President Juncker, We are writing to you to express concern over the impact that the recent changes to EU VAT rules for digital services are having on micro-businesses in our countries across Europe.

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MEPs from across Europe write to President Juncker calling for change to EU VAT rules

MEPs from across Europe write to President Juncker calling for change to EU VAT rules

MEPs from 16 EU countries are calling for an urgent revision of new EU rules on VAT that are threatening the livelihoods of thousands of small traders selling services online.

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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