RT @DonFosterMP . @LibDems are introducing the first ever mental health waiting time standards, which will start in April 2015 pic.twitter.com/jtfSOzbe41

About 3 hours ago from Rebecca Taylor's Twitter via Twitter for iPad

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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Outdated, outmoded and increasingly inaccurate: is it time follow our European neighbours and say goodbye to "Miss"?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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Europe must act now to deliver a true Digital Single Market

The ALDE group believes it is up to the European Commission to look into the Google case. The attempts by the EPP and the S+D groups in the European Parliament to urge the European Commission to breakup Google are unproductive.

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The European Parliament urges Member States to honour their commitments but not to provide any additional funds

ALDE’s priority remains to find a long-term solution to tackle unpaid EU bills that affect projects on the ground ahead of the Commission’s new 2015 budget proposals, which will be presented this Friday.

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ALDE’s three proposals for Juncker’s Plan

The ALDE Group welcomes the Investment proposal by the Commission. ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt: “We must indeed talk about billions. This is absolutely necessary. The investment gap is growing every year by 180 billion euro. Investmen…

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