Monthly Archives: Sep 2012

Rebecca Taylor MEP meets Scouts at party conference

Rebecca Taylor, Lib Dem MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber took up the opportunity at Liberal Democrat conference to meet with dozens of Scouts from across the country to hear what they had to say about issues that affect them. …

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My thoughts on Nick Clegg’s speech and the Lib Dem Autumn conference

You can view my thoughts on conference and party leader, Nick Clegg’s speech in the following interview with ITV. http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2012-09-27/nick-clegg-closes-lib-dem-conference/

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Yorkshire Lib Dem MEP learns more about local Euro business success story

Rebecca Taylor, Lib Dem MEP for Yorkshire, has used the Liberal Democrat party conference to meet with York based company, Yatterbox.  Rebecca was keen to speak to Yatterbox founder, Matt Freckelton, who set up the company following a grant from …

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ALDE MEPs honoured in 2012 Parliament Magazine Awards

Edward McMillan-Scott MEP (UK, Lib Dem) and a Vice-President of the European Parliament, was last night presented with the “Outstanding Achievement” award in the MEP 2012 awards by the Parliament magazine, primarily in recognition of his …

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Parliament to approve stronger safeguards for investors in financial products

“After the financial crisis, there is a need to increase confidence in the financial markets. There is still a great lack of trust among citizens in financial institutions. I hope that tomorrow we will adopt EU rules which will provide th…

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Guy Verhofstadt: a historic alliance of secular Arab Leaders is launched in Cairo

Today, Sunday 23 September, sees the inaugural meeting of a network of “Arab Leaders for Freedom and Democracy”. This unique network connects Arab leaders who are determined to make the Arab spring and its aspirations succeed. They will…

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EP takes steps towards concrete actions on human rights abuses in Russia

Kristina Ojuland, ALDE Spokesperson on Russia and the rapporteur on ‘Magnitsky Law’ for the European Parliament welcomed broad support from the Foreign Affairs Committee this morning for her report recommending to the Council establi…

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Liberals and Democrats welcome EU permanent humanitarian volunteer initiative

Liberal MEP Marian Harkin (Ireland, Independent) today warmly welcomed the European Commission’s plan for a global programme that will allow thousands of Europeans to volunteer worldwide in humanitarian operations.

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LIFE programme needs bigger budget to preserve biodiversity

Members of the European Parliaments Environment Committee approved today a report on the Commission´s legislative proposal for the LIFE programme for 2014-2020, which underlines the importance of funding and implementation of EU environm…

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Verhofstadt: Sovereignty is better pooled at EU level than lost in a global world

On the same day as the EU reform proposals of eleven foreign ministers and one week after the positive verdict of the German Constitutional Court in on the legitimacy of the European Stability Mechanism, ALDE group leader Guy VERHOFSTADT …

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