UK government must commit to new EU air quality law

The UK government has been urged to stick to a new EU air quality law that is expected to almost halve the number of premature deaths caused by pollution.

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Success! EU countries agree measures to tackle tax avoidance

Commenting on today’s agreement amongst EU governments on far-reaching measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance, Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder said:

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EU Court confirms UK can restrict child benefits and tax credits in “victory for Britain”

In a landmark judgement, the EU’s top court today confirmed the UK can restrict child benefit and child tax credit for arrivals from the EU using a “right to reside test.”

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MEPs For Wildlife Letter: Ban on domestic rhino horn trade

MEPs For Wildlife have sent a letter to President Zuma calling for immediate action to prevent further poaching of South African rhinos.

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In the EU we can put illegal wildlife traffickers behind bars

A report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has revealed that the illegal wildlife trafficking is now a major global organised crime.

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Children reported as victims of human trafficking across South East

The National Crime Agency has published figures showing there were 62 children reported as victims of human trafficking in South East England during 2015.

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WHO report: Southampton, Oxford and Eastbourne among UK's most polluted cities

Southampton, Oxford and Eastbourne have been named as one of the most polluted cities in the UK in a report published today by the World Health Organisation.

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340 MEPs back EU ban on microplastics in cosmetics

Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has stressed that there is now strong support across the EU to ban microplastic pollution in cosmetic products that are doing immense damage to the world's oceans, ahead of a key meeting this afternoon. At 4pm today the House of Commons Audit Committee will hold an oral evidence session on the environmental impact of microplastic pollution as part of an ongoing inquiry.

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Catherine Bearder wins Green Ribbon "MEP of the Year" award for championing air quality

Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has won the Green Ribbon Political Award recognising her outstanding environmental achievements.

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Dutch ban lion trophy imports - time for UK to follow suit

The Netherlands has announced it will ban imports of lion body parts as hunting trophies, putting pressure on the UK government to do so as well.

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