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Lib Dem MEPs lobby for fair distribution of EU funding

Lib Dem MEPs have welcomed the Coalition Government’s commitment to ensure that cuts to European funding from 2014 onwards will be shared in a fair manner across the UK. The Coalition Government has announced England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be subjected to an equal percentage cut of around 5 per cent compared to […]

Rock enrol gets MEP seal of approval

Time to listen to young people across Europe… that is the message from Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England. Catherine hosted BtB (Bite the Ballot) and WIMPS (Where is My Public Servant) in Brussels as they launched an initiative aimed at boosting young voter registration ahead of the 2014 […]

Bearder criticises delay on pesticide ban

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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. […]