MEP responds to Prime Minister's Hard Brexit speech

Today, Theresa May confirmed that her Government will be pursuing a Hard Brexit and will be pulling Britain out of the Single Market.

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MEP challenges Environment Secretary over wildlife protection after Brexit

Today, I have written to Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom over the threat to vital legislation which protects wildlife in the UK.

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Departure of Five Star Movement lands major blow to UKIP

Lib Dem MEP Catherine Bearder comments on the departure of the Italian Five Star Movement from the UKIP group:

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EU begins legal proceedings against seven countries including UK for not policing emissions standards

The European Union has begun legal proceedings against seven of its members for failing to police emissions standards in the wake of the VW scandal.

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EU citizenship for Brits idea not dead yet

Since its announcement in November, the idea to allow Brits to become EU citizens after Brexit has gained immense support from many members of the public.

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The battle to save European nature has been won

The Birds and Habitats Directives protect more than 1,400 threatened species and one million square kilometres of natural habitats in the UK and Europe.

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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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