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


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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MEP calls for stricter EU pollution curbs as deadly smog hits UK

Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has called for stricter EU limits on farming emissions to reduce episodes of deadly smog like the one forecast to hit many parts of the UK this week.

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Statement on Brussels attacks

Commenting on this morning's events in Brussels, Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder commented:

"My team and I are safe but feeling shaken after the horrific events in Brussels this morning.

"My heart goes out to all the victims of these cowardly attacks and their loved ones, as well as all those who rushed to help them.

"In these difficult times, the UK must stand in solidarity with Belgium and offer any assistance we can."

Government faces new court case over scandalous pollution levels

A new legal challenge has been launched by ClientEarth against the UK government due to its repeated failure to tackle dangerous air pollution levels that are breaching EU limits.

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Fight to protect UK ports including Southampton and Dover continues

Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has vowed to continue fighting to protect UK ports from potentially damaging EU rules, after MEPs today voted against an exemption for private ports such as Southampton and Dover.

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