Congratulations to Venezuelan opposition movement on winning prestigious Sakharov Prize

But Corbyn’s lack of condemnation of government shows how out of step he is with rest of Europe

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Report raises questions of whether over-stretched police forces are “treating trafficking victims as criminals by default” says MEP

A report conducted by HM’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services published today confirms that police forces are failing to tackle modern slavery.

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Good - elephant poaching down! Bad - too many elephants are still dying at the hands of poachers!

Today a report by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) reveals ivory seizures have reached a ‘record high’ last year while poaching has levelled off in many areas.

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Catherine Bearder MEP statement on sexual harassment in the European Parliament

As an MEP on the European Parliament’s Advisory Committee dealing with harassment complaints between Accredited Parliamentary Assistants (APAs) and Members (MEPs) I would like to make the following statement.

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Letter to Amber Rudd MP on registering EU citizens rights

EU citizens can only be registered in the UK if British nationals are also required to do the same.

Our cross-party letter to the UK Home Secretary.

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MEP warns the PM’s Brexit means UK ‘Open for Business’ for traffickers

To mark EU Anti-Trafficking Day, Catherine Bearder MEP has issued a stark warning: Brexit means the UK should get ready to house thousands more human traffickers as they flee Europe.

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How environmental crime became an EU security priority for 2018-21

In May 2017, EU justice ministers decided that environmental crimes – including wildlife trafficking and waste crimes – would be one of the EU’s ten priorities for the fight against serious and organised crime during the 2018-21 policy cycle. Catherine Bearder evokes how this decision came to being.

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David Davis calls for Catherine Bearder MEP to be sacked!

The Tories have now resorted to instructing opposition politicians on how to vote! Read this extraordinary letter Vince got from David Davis and watch Catherine Bearder MEPs response.

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MEP welcomes the Government's Ban on Ivory Trade

Today the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove announced that the sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans to be set out.

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MEP comments on Prime Minister's Florence Speech

"Why the Prime Minister's speech took place in Florence is still a mystery. The waffle fell far short of those served in Belgium.

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