Tag Archives: MEPs

Tar sands provide an opportunity to show the EU as a force for good

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The European Commission must ban the sale of tar sands crude oil in the EU.

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Tory ally convicted of race hate appointed to Civil Liberties committee

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A Finnish MEP and ally of David Cameron with a criminal record for inciting racial hatred has been appointed to the Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament.

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UKIP MEPs back far-right leader Le Pen

UKIP MEPs have voted against a move by the European Parliament to remove the immunity of French far-right leader and MEP Marine Le Pen after French prosecutors opened a case against her for comments she made about Muslims.

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Rebel Tory MEPs decisive in failure of vote to reform EU Emission Trading Scheme

A European Parliament vote on the future of the beleaguered Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), with implications for international climate change policy, failed to deliver a vital reform today when a majority of Conservative MEPs voted against the government.

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Tory MEPs scupper plan to cut emissions

Tory MEPs have rejected a proposed reform to the European emissions trading scheme that would have cut the huge surplus of allowances currently being traded.

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EU should intervene directly to revive manufacturing, say socialist MEPs

Socialist MEPs argue that the EU should intervene directly to revive manufacturing across Europe.

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Helmer’s exit takes us out of the frying pan and into the fire

Alex Hern runs over the madness that is the Conservative’s new MEP for the East Midlands.

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Climate sceptic Tory MEPs will send us sleepwalking towards disaster

David Cameron’s pledge to spur the EU into taking tougher climate action was dealt a massive blow today when Tory MEPs helped kill off emissions cut proposals.

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Two weeks left to get the Tories to deliver on Cameron’s green promises

Christian Aid is gearing up to lobby Tory MEPs to vote to toughen up EU carbon emmissions targets – in accordance with their leader’s promises.

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Farage is a “control freak” says fellow UKIP MEP

The front-runner in the UKIP leadership contest, Nigel Farage MEP, was on the receiving end of an astonishing attack from a fellow UKIP MEP today, who criticised Mr Farage for being a “control freak” and damaging the party by monopolising power.

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