A tale of two stories in Colombia

As the European Parliament debates the proposed Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Colombia, MEPs are hearing two deeply contrasting views on the human rights situation in Colombia.

 

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Protecting the South East's small boat fishing fleets

At a meeting with Maria Damanaki, the new Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Catherine Bearder MEP asked Commissioner Damanaki about what she intends to do to help fishermen in South East England.

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MEP comes to Oxford East

Local Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder was in Oxford East this weekend meeting with local residents with Steve Goddard, local Parliamentary campaigner.

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Elephant body parts not for sale

Anti-ivory trade campaigner Catherine Bearder MEP has welcomed today's decision by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to reject a proposal to legalise the ivory trade.

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Senior Tory joins Liberal Democrats

South East MEP Catherine Bearder has welcomed Edward McMillan-Scott's defection to the Liberal Democrats.

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Eastern Partnership: stability, management efficiency & economic growth

Today Catherine Bearder MEP gave a speech to the Oxford Summit of Leaders on business links between the EU and the Eastern Partnership.

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Don't sell off the elephants' future

Lib Dem MEP Catherine Bearder has called on the governments of Europe to take a united stand in opposition to the proposed ivory sale.

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MEP visits Guildford youth centre

Surrey's Lib Dem MEP, Catherine Bearder, was in Guildford last weekend visiting a local youth project with local Parliamentary Candidate Sue Doughty.

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Welcome cut to red tape for South East's small businesses

South East England's Lib Dem Euro MPs have both welcomed today's European Parliament vote in favour of exempting struggling small businesses from producing onerous annual accounts.

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MEP signs Woodley Petition

Catherine Bearder, Berkshire's Lib Dem MEP, was in Woodley last weekend to support local calls for a crossing between the Oakwood Centre and the Headley Road car park.

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