Letter to Gove: protect funding for UK nature sites

Today the European Parliament voted on a Parliamentary Motion calling on EU Governments to properly fund the Natura 2000 sites which provide vital protection to endangered species. The Motion, which was voted in by over 600 votes, was a response to the Commission's Nature Action Plan which was adopted to ensure the Birds and Habitats Directives were more effectively implemented.

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European Parliament stands firm on citizens’ rights

Guy Verhofstadt, the Brexit coordinator for the European Parliament, has criticised the UK Government’s latest EU citizens’ offer in the Brexit negotiations.

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Catherine Bearder MEP reacts to UK citizens' proposal

Catherine Bearder reaction to UK citizens' proposal:

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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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