Hard Brexit could threaten protections against dangerous chemicals

Today, I have written to Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom over the possible impact of Brexit on environmental protection, public safety and the UK chemicals industry.

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Canada-EU deal will be lost through hard Brexit

Today the European Parliament has ratified a trade deal with Canada, known as CETA.

 

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Like-for-like replacement of EU’s climate change scheme is a waste of time and money

Today in the European Parliament, MEPs have approved a scheme to incentivise European manufacturing and aviation sectors to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

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From 2018 you can watch BBC iPlayer when abroad in the EU

New EU rules to allow viewers to see catch up TV while travelling temporarily abroad for business or holidays in the EU passed its first hurdle last night.

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Give Europol the teeth it needs to tackle wildlife trafficking

Today the cross-party MEPs For Wildlife group are launching their campaign to make wildlife trafficking a high priority in Europol's 2017 security threat assessment (SOCTA).

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Poor air quality costs British business 6 million lost workdays every year

Today the European Commission has published a “European Implementation Review” package which assesses how well each EU country is doing in terms applying EU environmental legislation.

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Lib Dem MEP calls for the UK to introduce a total ivory ban

Today the UK parliament will debate on an e-petition which called for a total UK ban on trading ivory. The petition so far has received over 100,000 signatories.

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Parliament’s support to trigger Article 50 gives hardline PM license for a destructive Brexit

This evening MPs overwhelmingly voted to pass the Article 50 bill, unamended, through its second reading.

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Tory Brexit Government plans will tear up EU commitment to eradicate shock phone bills

British tourists heading to the continent this summer will no longer face the sting of a costly phone bill after using their phone abroad.

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Save Our Erasmus: My letter to David Davis MP

Today, on the 30th anniversary of Erasmus, I have written to David Davis MP calling on him to commit to protecting the UK’s participation in the programme during the Brexit negotiations.

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