A new chapter in the EU’s fight against wildlife crime

The Commission has announced it is preparing an EU Action Plan to step up the fight against wildlife trafficking, following a successful campaign by the Born Free Foundation and Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder. Read more

Letter to the US Ambassador to the EU: Ban import of lion hunting trophies

Dear Ambassador, I have been working in the European Parliament on biodiversity loss and wildlife crime, and like many I was disturbed by the hunting down and tragic killing of Zimbabwe’s most famous lion by a US citizen.  But this incident has highlighted what we have known for some time now: th...

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Calais chaos: MEP calls on EU to take action to restore free flow of goods

Calais chaos: MEP calls on EU to take action to restore free flow of goods

South East MEP Catherine Bearder has called on the EU to take action to help address the ongoing chaos at Calais that is disrupting the normal flow of traffic and having a huge knock-on effect on the region.

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Update: Euro-MP Catherine Bearder ‘delighted’ Modern Slavery Act will soon come into force

Update: Euro-MP Catherine Bearder ‘delighted’ Modern Slavery Act will soon come into force

Later this week the Modern Slavery Act will come into force after being successfully passed through parliament in March.

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Obama: Europe is stronger with Britain in the EU

Obama: Europe is stronger with Britain in the EU

Obama sees Britain as an important intermediary between the USA and Europe.

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MEP calls for EU hunting trophy ban after killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

MEP calls for EU hunting trophy ban after killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

The EU must immediately ban imports of hunted lions as trophies following the tragic killing of Zimbabwe's most famous lion, according to Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder.

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Happy holidays from Catherine Bearder, know your EU rights and services

Happy holidays from Catherine Bearder, know your EU rights and services

Schools are out for the summer holidays which means lots of people from the South East will be travelling across Europe for a well-deserved break.

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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