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U-turn on ivory sale sends strong message

A decision by Tanzania not to try to sell a huge stockpile of Ivory will help strangle the global Ivory market, according to Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England. It wanted to off-load ivory worth around £35m in China and Japan, but its Government backed down in the face of […]

UK must not dither over EU membership

Keep Britain at the heart of the European Union and David Cameron must put economic growth before pandering to Eurosceptics, South-East England Member of the European Parliament Catherine Bearder has said.

Commission Delegated Regulations on over the counter derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories: Extension of the scrutiny period for the European Parliament and the Council

On 19 December 2012, the Commission adopted six Delegated Regulations under Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 on over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) regulation), based on draft regulatory technical standards submitted by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) in September 2012. In […]

Sharon Bowles attacks and demands “Banks’ rip-off investment fees must stop”

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England, who chairs the European Parliament’s influential Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, has expressed alarm over reports of potential ‘rip-off’ investment fees by high street banks. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) brought in the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) in order to ensure that advice […]

New music for Rustington youth club thanks to police donation

18 January 2013 Rustington Youth Club will be able to update its musoc system, thanks to a donation of £250 from Sussex Police. Community Engagement Sergeant for West Sussex Peter Allan and Rustington PCSO Hannah Pearson presented the group with the cheque on Thursday (17 December). Youth worker Pippa Harsant said: “We are really grateful […]

Catherine Bearder welcomes pledge to keep closer check on tree diseases

A new Europe-wide surveillance regime is being considered to prevent spread of diseases such as Ash Tree Dieback, the European Commission has said. Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England, wrote to the commission after 100,000 trees were destroyed in the UK to stop the spread of the Chalara fraxinea […]

Improved car sales are good news for environment – Bearder

Catherine has backed European Union legislation aimed at setting higher standards for the fuel efficiency of cars.
“Over the last five years EU measures have required a 15 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and reduced carbon dioxide emissions for all new cars sold anywhere in the 27 member states.It means a better deal for drivers and the environment.”

Celebrating 40 years of UK membership of the EU by Catherine Bearder MEP

Forty years ago, Britain joined the then EEC, we joined someone else’s club. But through British guile, tenacity and ingenuity, we have made the EU our own, and to our great benefit. Catherine Bearder offers her thoughts on Britain’s 40 year membership of the European Union and how we have benefited.

Catherine Bearder Christmas Newsletter

Season’s Greetings!  Christmas is here again and I’m always surprised how quickly a year passes by! I hope all of you will be able to get a well-earned break.   Due to the selection campaign restrictions, this might be the first newsletter that some of you have received from me for a little while (I’m […]

Merry Christmas to all! – Sharon Bowles e-News #14: Have a very Merry Christmas!

Sharon Bowles wishes everyone in the South-East of England a very merry Christmas and highlights her achievements from the past year.
2012 has been the busiest year yet for me in the European Parliament.
There has been no let-up in the amount of important legislation passing through my Committee. Legislation on markets, bank capital, and economic governance have dominated and as fast as we complete one, more comes along.
These are all separate from the ongoing tasks of trying to solve the Eurozone crisis and the political and legal complexities of the banking union!
I would like to thank everyone who has helped me this year: my staff, advisors, colleagues and members. Your advice, ideas and support have been greatly appreciated.
Once again, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very successful New Year!