RT @NickPetre It does not surprise me how similar Britain First is to UKIP mirr.im/1sKNMFZ

About 5 hours ago from Rebecca Taylor's Twitter via Twitter for Android

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Liberal Democrats stand up for British trade & jobs; UKIP and Eurosceptic Tories pretend you can have your cake and eat it

Following a number of Twitter exchanges about trade with Eurosceptics (mostly UKIP supporters), I decided I needed a bit more than 140 characters to properly address this crucial topic.

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Good news for tobacco control; less so for e-cigarettes

Today I abstained on the final Tobacco Products Directive vote.  My position on this Directive has always been clear: I wanted strong tobacco control measures and sensible regulation of e-cigarettes.   I was therefore not willing to vote against the Directive …

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Outdated, outmoded and increasingly inaccurate: is it time follow our European neighbours and say goodbye to "Miss"?

It has long been unfair that women can be identified by their marital status through the use of  “Miss” or “Mrs” whereas men cannot via “Mr”. “Ms” was introduced as an alternative for both married and unmarried women, although is not universally used or liked.

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MEPs welcome funding boost for Yorkshire project

Yorkshire & Humber Liberal Democrat MEPs Edward McMillan-Scott and Rebecca Taylor have welcomed €300m EU funding for Yorkshire’s White Rose carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The pioneering project in Selby, North Yorkshire qualified for a grant under a scheme …

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Rebecca Taylor: Greater corporate transparency on the way thanks to the EU

Rebecca Taylor, Lib Dem MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, has successfully pushed through measures that will lead to better transparency for large companies. The European Parliament adopted rules that will require around 6000 large companies across Europe to report …

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MEPs vote to scrap mobile roaming charges in EU by December 2015

The European Parliament has voted to scrap mobile roaming charges in the EU by December 2015 following a successful campaign by Liberal Democrat MEPs. Current EU caps on roaming charges have saved consumers across the EU an estimated £8bn since …

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Stress tests- ECB’s comprehensive assessment: a contribution to restoring confidence and growth

Today the ECB published the results of its “Comprehensive Assessment”, carried out in association with the national supervisors.

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EU Climate package deal frustrated by national interests

EU leaders last night agreed a 2030 climate package deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% below 1990 levels, while significantly watering down the EU energy efficiency target (now voluntary at 27%) and the renewables tar…

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Discharge 2012: ALDE refuses to grant the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of its budget

Discharge 2012: ALDE refuses to grant the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of its budget

Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee (CONT) and newly elected Czech MEP, Martina Dlabajova, is in disbelief that the Council refuses to shed light on its spending of over €530 million during the financial year 2012. “How can the Member States legitimise to continuously neglect the Parliament’s questions and refuse to attend the hearings held by the Budgetary Control Committee on the Council’s financial management?” The European Parliament, in plenary session in Strasbourg, refused to grant the Secretary-General of the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of its 2012 budget.

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