Lib Dem MEP fights to save Erasmus

Yesterday Catherine Bearder, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East, opened the Go International Conference on the importance of Erasmus.

She called for safeguarding access to the Erasmus scheme, for both students from the UK and EU universities, hailing its achievements in the opportunities it has offered young people across the continent.

Mrs Bearder also stated that those wanting to fight to save the scheme should push for it to become an issue with their local candidates in the upcoming elections.

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Tories using election to delay plans to tackle air pollution crisis

The Conservative government has made a last-minute application to the Court of Justice of the European Union to delay the publication of its new plan to tackle the air pollution crisis.

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Urgent action to keep EU’s Birds and Habitats Directives in UK needed to save endangered birds

More than one quarter of UK birds are 'Red Listed' and in need of urgent conservation effort with curlew, puffin and nightingale joining the growing list of threatened species, according to the RSPB.

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Government using Brexit as an excuse to sabotage vital environmental standards

A photographed document from the Department for International (DIT) has revealed the government is planning to water down Climate Change and wildlife regulations.

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WATCH: "We Want Our Country Back"

You lied to us. We are angry and we want our country back. It belongs inside the European Union.

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Lib Dem MEP Tells Brexiteers "We Want Our Country Back"

Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East, Catherine Bearder, today called on voters to stand up to the government in the upcoming local elections in May.

During the debate on the European Parliament's Brexit Resolution, she spoke out against the lies of the referendum campaign and stated "We are angry and we want our country back. It belongs inside the European Union."

Mrs Bearder also emphasised that, as a Liberal Democrat, she would not only fight against Brexit, but to ensure the people have a final say on the deal. Watch the speech below:

 

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Lib Dem MEP warns Brexit could endanger rare species

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Biaza) have expressed concern that Brexit will negatively impact EU-wide animal breeding programmes.

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Lib Dem MEP calls for EU to step up the fight against human trafficking

Yesterday in Parliament, Catherine Bearder, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East, spoke in a debate on human trafficking.

She commended the EU's progress in tackling the crime, however we "must do more" she stated.

She called on the Commission to produce its new strategy for preventing the crime and stressed the importance on supporting the victims.

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Cross-party MEPs call for UK government to end uncertainity for citizens

Catherine Bearder MEP along with both UK and non-UK MEPs have written to Robert Goodwill MP, the Minister of State for Immigration on the issues facing EU and UK citizens.

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My challenge to Andrea Leadsom: Protect EU funding for vulnerable wildlife

After an exclusive report by the Independent on the threat to funding for critically endangered wildlife in UK Overseas Territories, I have written to Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom calling on the Government to guarantee this funding. 

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