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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 […]

EU ban on sale of animal tested cosmetics welcomed

Make-up tested on animals will be banned from shop shelves across the EU, it was confirmed. The UK outlawed testing cosmetic products, or their ingredients, on animals in 1997 and it has also been banned across the EU. but it did not stop import and sale of products which had used animal testing from elsewhere […]

190,000 EU Citizens agree with Bowles: it’s time for banks to ‘Own Up, Pay Up!’

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has today thanked the nearly 200,000 European citizens, who have signed a petition urging EU finance ministers to agree to greater transparency in global banking – known as country-by-country reporting. The petition’s signatures were collected in just 48 hours, and this latest petition […]

“Time is right for greater transparency in global banking” – Sharon Bowles MEP

Sharon Bowles has sent a joint letter to the 27 Finance Ministers across the EU calling on them to force banks to reveal how much tax they pay, what their turnover is and what their profits are in each country in which they operate. This is part of the ongoing discussions on the Capital Requirements […]

Sharon signs open letter to Economic and Financial Affairs Ministers calling for financial transparency throughcountry-by-country reporting

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England and Chair of the European Parliaments Economic and Monteray Affairs Committee has joined with colleagues from other political groups to send an open letter to all Economic and Financial Affairs Ministers calling for country-by-country reporting for financial transparency. The letter reads: Dear Minister, […]

Teaming up to tackle wildlife crime

An international effort is urgently needed stop the illegal trade in wildlife which is bringing species closer to extinction. Catherine Bearder, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the South-East of England, has spent years battling to protect biodiversity and has backed an action plan aimed at curbing wildlife crime. Catherine said: “Last year an elephant […]

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EU-US trade deal: An opportunity we must not miss

Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England, a member of the European Parliament’s trade committee, offers her thoughts on the trail towards a EU-US Free Trade Agreement… European Union is a good place to do business. Governments in all member states know it, and the President of the USA knows it. […]

Rebuilding UK fish stocks and protecting our fishermen

The battle to protect dwindling fish stocks is vital for the future of UK fishermen, for too long, too many boats have been chasing too few fish. Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England insisted.

The old adage ‘there’s plenty more fish in the sea’, ironically, seems not to apply to Europe’s over fished waters.

However, the European Parliament has dropped anchor on the aggressive pillaging of the continent’s seas.

The European Parliament, in Strasbourg, has voted through ambitious reforms of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy.