The government today has given a third runway at Heathrow the green light.
Five years ago the EU made huge strides when the anti-trafficking directive was brought into force and yet data shows the number of trafficked individuals continues to rise. Earlier this year I wrote a report examining the Directive’s implementation and outlining the fact that we are still not joined-up enough in our approach. My hope was that we could reawaken an awareness of trafficking that was clear when the directive first came in in 2011. This remains to be seen.Read more
The European Parliament today voted overwhelmingly in favour of Catherine Bearder MEP’s report on the EU’s Action Plan against wildlife trafficking.Read more
Two major projects could be under threat as the European Investment Bank (EIB) reveals it will not be able to lend to the Uk at the recent high levels it has been.
I was honoured to be part of the European Parliament's observer delegation to the CITES CoP17 in South Africa. As a campaigner for wildlife protection I know the opportunity to influence protection at the highest level is rare.Read more
Tomorrow the European Parliament will debate a pledge by the French President Francois Hollande to close the Calais camp by the end of this year.Read more
Quitting the EU’s main crime-fighting agency, Europol, would deal a damaging blow to the fight against poaching and wildlife-trafficking, Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has warned.Read more
The Liberal Democrats are the real voice of opposition to this Brexit government and will continue to fight to ensure that Britain is open, tolerant and united.Read more
The European Parliament has voted to support a global ban on the ivory trade ahead of a major international conference that will discuss how to save elephants from extinction.Read more
Catherine Bearder MEP will be fighting to ensure British holidaymakers still enjoy free, visa-free travel across Europe.Read more