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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.
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 …
Outdated, outmoded and increasingly inaccurate: is it time follow our European neighbours and say goodbye to "Miss"?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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
EU – Moldova agreement to accelerate reforms and the European agenda
The Foreign Affairs Committee in the European Parliament approved this morning the Association Agreement between EU and Republic of Moldova.
Guy Verhofstadt, group leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, is very satisfied that the Slovenian Commissioner-designate Violeta Bulc was assigned the Transport portfolio.
Charles Goerens MEP, who was recently selected as the European Parliament’s Rapporteur for Ebola, has reacted to today’s proposal for an Ebola summit of EU Health Ministers this Thursday: