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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 […]

MEPs will demand treaty change for single EU seat

A court decision to block plans to merge two Strasbourg European Parliament sessions into one week has been branded wasteful. Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England said there was now a compelling case to change the treaty and remove the need for an EU base in Brussels and Strasbourg. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bearder pressure helps unlock money for rural broadband across West Sussex

A superfast broadband scheme to invest £6.2m  in rural broadband in West Sussex has been given the green light by the European Commission, following pressure from Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England. Work to start laying cable can start which will mean improved internet speeds to homes and businesses based […]

MEPs demand robust regulation on shale gas, but fracking ban rejected

Rules to control shale gas exploitation do not go far enough, Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has said. Catherine voted to support a call to member states to ban new fracking operations in the European Union, but the amendment was rejected by other MEPs. It comes after residents […]

Euromyth Buster: EU debate should be based on fact, not fantasy

The British media is in love with the Euromyth. The invented tales about European Union policy have the ability to amuse and terrify the public. But Catherine Bearder, Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for the South-East England, explains why she has launched her Euromyth Buster campaign to make sure fact is not substituted […]

End delays to roll out of superfast broadband across South-East

A legal row between the European Commission and the team responsible for UK broadband which could damage local businesses, has been uncovered by Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament  for South-East England. Catherine has urged the commission to swiftly resolve issues surrounding funding for high-speed broadband amid growing concerns. West Sussex County Council has […]