Category Archives: Media Releases

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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Siemens to create 1000 new windfarm jobs in Hull

Yorkshire & the Humber MEPs Edward McMillan-Scott and Rebecca Taylor have welcomed the news that Siemens will build a major new wind turbine factory in Hull. The manufacturing giant has finally confirmed, three years after the plans were first announced. …

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Rebecca Taylor backs call to tackle binge drinking

Rebecca Taylor, Liberal Democrat MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, yesterday welcomed the adoption of a new resolution on tackling harmful alcohol consumption by the European Parliament’s environment, public health and food safety committee.  The resolution was drafted by a …

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letter to the paper: UKIP

The wheels are starting to fall off the UKIP bus. Just last week we saw the spectacle of the party holding their conference – in a venue that was partly funded by European grant. This is a sign, if one was needed, …

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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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Yorkshire MEPs back thalidomide survivors’ call for justice

Liberal Democrat MEPs for Yorkshire and the Humber, Rebecca Taylor and Edward McMillan Scott, yesterday attended a cross-party meeting with EU health Commissioner Tonio Borg to discuss finding a resolution to the on-going thalidomide drug scandal. Thalidomide was created by …

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Business say: EU boosts UK trade

The campaign to protect jobs in the region, led by two Liberal Democrat MEPs, Edward McMillan-Scott and Rebecca Taylor, is gaining ground as two major employers in our region, BAE and Tata Steel, made the case for the UK’s continued …

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Letter to the paper: Rebecca criticises Metro ban on e-cigs

I, along with others, am rather concerned at the decision by West Yorkshire Metro to impose a blanket ban on the use of electronic cigarettes, known as vaping, on their buses, trains and in their stations. While the indoor smoking …

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