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Will Tories now back not block stronger EU action to save steel jobs?

Labour MEPs have challenged the Tories to back strong measures to save steel jobs, following yesterday’s vote in favour of new EU laws to define unfair trade practices, that will... Read more

UK must keep new EU laws that will crack down on rogue online traders, warn Labour MEPs

The UK must keep new EU laws that will crack down on rogue traders who breach the consumer rights of online shoppers - including for cross-border transactions, Labour MEPs have... Read more

Labour MEPs: New EU blacklist of unfair trade practices will enable action to protect Europe’s steel industries

Labour MEPs will vote today for new EU laws to define unfair trade practices. The new methodology of calculating what constitutes a “significant distortion” will enable action to be taken... Read more

EU must adopt Panama inquiry proposals to fight tax avoidance, warn Labour MEPs following Paradise Papers leaks

As the European Parliament today debated the Paradise Papers leaks, Labour MEPs reiterated calls for the EU to lead global action against tax avoidance, and adopt parliament’s recommendations for a... Read more

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Once again, the Brexit talks have failed to progress, an apt end to the week for this stuttering, stalling driverless car of a government that is dragging Britain towards the cliff edge, writes Richard Corbett MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament.

Latest round of failed Brexit talks a direct result of May's chaotic and shambolic government

Once again, the Brexit talks have failed to progress, an apt end to the week for this stuttering, stalling driverless car of a government that is dragging Britain towards the... Read more

Why are Brexiters so scared of publishing impact assessments?

The opposition of Brexiters to the release of government reports on the impact of leaving the EU is just the latest illustration of their panic and fear at all their... Read more

Labour MEPs: EU must step up and stamp out sexual harassment in its institutions

Sexual harassment is not confined to Hollywood or Westminster; it's time for the EU to step up and stamp it out, writes Mary Honeyball MEP, vice-chair of the European Parliament... Read more

Labour MEPs: As EU ploughs ahead with Australia and New Zealand trade talks, Tory ministers are stuck in the Brexit mud

Labour MEPs voted this week for a report backing the start of negotiations for trade agreements between the EU and Australia and New Zealand - while UK trade deals with... Read more

Tory MEPs fail to back new EU laws protecting millions of workers from exposure to carcinogens

Tory MEPs today failed to vote for new EU laws that will protect millions of workers across Europe from exposure to substances proven to cause cancer. Read more

Labour MEPs elect Richard Corbett as new leader

Richard Corbett MEP was elected today as the leader of Labour’s MEPs. Read more

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