Lib Dem MEP condemns violent attacks against EU citizens in the UK

The European Parliament, following a cross-party initiative initiated by the Liberal Democrats, has forced a debate on the shocking rise in hate crime against EU nationals in the UK, following the Brexit referendum.

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MEPs declare war on wildlife traffickers

Today MEPs have voted for tough measures to combat the growing trade in illegal wildlife products which is destroying the planet’s ecosystem.

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UKIP and Tory MEPs vote to let tax evaders off the hook

Tax authorities have been given new powers to investigate money laundering activity.

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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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