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“Agreement on a bankers’ bonus cap will usher in a much needed culture change” – BOWLES

Final agreement on a cap for bankers’ bonuses will be reached tonight in Brussels with the completion of the last trialogue negotiation between the European Parliament and European Commission. New rules on bonuses, incorporated in the updated Capital Requirements Directive (CRD), include: A salary / bonus ratio of 1:1 which can be raised to 1:2 […]

“Agreement on a bankers’ bonus cap will usher in a much needed culture change” – BOWLES

Final agreement on a cap for bankers’ bonuses will be reached tonight in Brussels with the completion of the last trialogue negotiation between the European Parliament and European Commission. New rules on bonuses, incorporated in the updated Capital Requirements Directive (CRD), include: A salary / bonus ratio of 1:1 which can be raised to 1:2 […]

“The Cyprus bailout deal is a disaster for EU rules and Single Market principles” – BOWLES

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament for the SOuth-East of England and Chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, has said she is appalled by the Cyprus bailout, which includes ‘bailing-in’ some guaranteed deposits – i.e. swapping them for shares. Sharon said: “This grabbing of ordinary depositors’ money is billed as […]

Bowles claims victory for transparency in European statistics

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament or the South-East of England and Chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, today welcomed the successful adoption of her report on European statistics. The European Statistics Authority 2010 Regulation* will improve transparency in the transmission of data from EU countries to the European statistics […]

Bowles backs ban on animal-tested cosmetics

The European Parliament has championed an historic EU-wide ban on the import and sale of cosmetics tested on animals. The UK prohibited the testing of cosmetic products on animals back in 1997 but will now, along with the rest of Europe, be adopting the EU ban on the import and sale of animal-tested cosmetics. The […]

Letter to The Times re bankers’ bonuses by Sharon Bowles MEP

Sir, Your 1st March editorial concerning bankers’ bonuses has several inaccuracies. First, MEPs from across the political spectrum have pointed out that the size of bonuses, linked for example to trading returns, induced over-risky behaviour and peddling of poorly understood products. This contributed significantly to the financial crisis. Greed turned to fraud in Libor-rigging and […]

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Bearder criticises delay on pesticide ban

A decision to delay a ban on pesticides which could harm bees is reckless, Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has said. The European Commission held off on a pan-EU ban of neonicotinoids, which are thought to damage bees. It came as the UK Government said it wanted to […]

Stop elephant poachers running riot

Partial gestures and hollow threats will do nothing to suffocate the global ivory trade, Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has warned. Countries fuelling the ivory business have been told to reduce their involvement or face trade sanctions. The decision was made at the Cites conference in Bangkok and […]

Big boost to apprenticeships

Fresh figures have shown 66,850 people were on an apprenticeship in the South East last year. The number is an increase of 71 per cent compared to 2009/10 and comes to mark National Apprenticeship Week. Catherine Bearder, a Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for the South East, has campaigned to raise awareness of […]

EU and the British Press: Battling Euromyths

EU and the British Press debate calls for honesty in reporting on the European Union. A packed out Catherine Bearder-hosted event at Liberal Democrat Spring Conference, in Brighton, on Saturday heard views on the UK media’s relationship with the EU. The panel included Mary Honeyball, Labour MEP for London, Petros Fassoulas, chairman of the European […]