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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Cheaper roaming charges a huge win for British consumers

There is good news for smartphone users heading to the continent this bank holiday weekend.

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Time for EU to halt Maltese massacre of endangered turtle doves

The IUCN, an independent body that assesses the status of endangered species, has called on the EU to step in and protect turtle doves in Malta in an unprecedented move.

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MEP calls for clean air zones across the South East

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South East Liberal Democrat MEP, Catherine Bearder, has called for clean air zones to be introduced in cities across the South East, after MPs said urgent action is needed to tackle the health crisis being caused by air pollution.

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£1 billion EU boost for social housing as European public bank warns of Brexit risk

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has today agreed a £1 billion loan for affordable housing, supporting the building of 20,000 homes, but has warned that leaving the EU could put its future investment in the UK at risk.

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Governments must do more to protect human trafficking victims

South East Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has called on governments across the EU to do more to protect human trafficking victims, in a European Parliament report voted on today.

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David Cameron urged to back EU tax transparency proposal

David Cameron has been urged to support EU plans put forward today that will require large multinational companies to be more transparent over their tax affairs including the use of tax havens.

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MEP urges students in South East not to miss out on chance to study abroad

South East MEP Catherine Bearder has urged local apprentices and students to take advantage of EU exchange programmes that allow them to study or train abroad.                                          

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