Lib Dem MEP attacks government over deadly air pollution at Heathrow airport

Today MEPs narrowly approved a review of the National Emissions Ceiling Directive (NECD) which sets targets for EU governments to cut premature deaths from air pollution by 50% in 2030.

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Human rights abuses and deforestation in Cameroon

MEPs for Wildlife have written a letter to President Biya of the Republic of Cameroon on alleged human rights abuses of the Baka people by a trophy-hunting company.

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EU visa proposal would mean extra paperwork and travel tax for holidays to Europe

Commenting on today’s Commission proposal to establish a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder said:

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MEP in talks to ensure associate EU citizenship on the table

A plan to offer associate EU citizenship to citizens of former EU countries has been tabled in the European Parliament this week.

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Liberal Youth present petition to save Erasmus+ in European Parliament

Today Liberal Youth delivered their petition to save the Erasmus+ exchange programme to Catherine Bearder MEP and member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education, Yana Toom MEP.

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High court ruling shows EU air quality standards must be maintained after Brexit

A High Court ruling today backed a challenge against the government for its protection of air quality standards in London.

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High court ruling shows government cannot ‘leapfrog’ over parliament with Brexit says Bearder MEP

Today a High Court ruling declared Theresa May must have a vote in parliament before the process to leave the European Union can begin.

 

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Government in complete denial of ‘scandalous’ waste of throwaway cups says MEP

Yesterday government ministers threw out a proposal to introduce a 5p levy on throwaway cups, spearheaded by the Liberal Democrats.

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Canadian deal shows striking up trade agreements will not be easy as pie says MEP

The European Union has been negotiating a comprehensive trade agreement with the Canadian government, known as CETA.

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Deadly bee disease “varroa” threatens to completely take over

Varroa is a parasitic mite that attacks honey bees and can lead to the destruction of entire bee colonies.

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