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EU-Singapore trade deal big boost for UK business

Catherine Bearder senior Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has welcomed an EU trade deal with Singapore as a potential gateway for the UK’s insurance and banking sector into the Asian market. Catherine, the Liberal Democrat European spokesperson on international trade, commented on the conclusion of the EU’s negotiations […]

UK must not rely on fracking for future energy hopes

The dash for gas could harm the environment and fail to cut energy bills, Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has warned. On December 13 the UK Government said fracking could resume under strict controls to monitor for seismic activity. But Catherine said: “There is no doubt we drastically need […]

Net tightening on illegal waste exports

Tough action is welcome on gangs dumping dangerous electronic waste in developing world, Catherine Bearder who is Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has said. Catherine welcomed news the Environment Agency had uncovered a criminal network attempting to export broken electronics from the UK. Eight men and three companies were ordered […]

EU decision should ease airport delays

New rules governing allocation of runway slots and noise levels at EU airports should cut delays, Catherine Bearder said today. The European Parliament has agreed to a package of proposals aimed at alleviating pressure on airports and neighbouring communities. Catherine who is member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England said: “Airports needed […]

European Parliament votes for a unified patent scheme

Members of the European Parliament have voted to establish a Europe wide Patent system. The unified patent system would allow registration of patents with a single European Union (EU) authority rather than in each of its 27 member states and would also establish a unified European Patent Court. The European Patent Office would administer the […]

“Libor and Euribor settlements should be paid into the public purse” – Bowles

The Chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England Sharon Bowles, has said that settlements agreed between banks and regulators over the Libor and Euribor scandals should be paid into the public purse to help reduce deficits. Speaking from Strasbourg, Sharon said: […]

Time to stop barbaric ivory business

Efforts must be intensified to stop elephant poaching and drive down the global demand for Ivory, Catherine Bearder Memeber of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has insisted. The call was made as MEPs this week met politicians from 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries during the joint ACP-EU parliamentary assembly in […]

Euromyth Buster: My Top 10 Euromyths

The constant trickle of ‘meddling Brussels bureaucrat’ headlines and the downright barmy tales hot from some of Britain’s Eurosceptic newsdesks have become weather-worn by increasing ridiculousness. The bluster caused by these headlines often glosses over some far more important misconceptions, which are also vital to nip-in-the-bud. Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East […]

Sharon Bowles e-newsletter #13

Sharon backs Banker to the Poor This month I signed an open letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh calling for the fair and democratic appointment of a new Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Grameen Bank and its founder, Muhammad Yunus, who I met with last year to discuss the possibility of a London-based social […]

Free trade talks with Japan could spark EU business boost

Free trade talks with Japan could spark multi-billion Euro boost for EU businesses, Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has said. Catherine, who is also the party’s European spokesperson on international trade, today welcomed the Council’s decision to authorise the launch of a free trade agreement with Japan. Catherine […]