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Labour MEPs urge EU to take action to improve road safety across Europe

As part of Road Safety Week, Labour MEP for the North West, Theresa Griffin, today hosted two meetings to discuss tyre safety in the European Parliament along with key MEPs... Read more

Labour MEPs: Commission must demonstrate commitment to science-based policy making

Labour MEPs today called on the European Commission to demonstrate its commitment to ensuring science's role in policy making, as it emerged the newly appointed European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC)... Read more

Labour MEPs: Juncker's Commission must take urgent action on tax avoidance

Jean-Claude Juncker was today summoned by the European Parliament to account for his record as Luxembourg prime minister after it was claimed he encouraged tax avoidance when in office. Read more

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Responding to today's ECJ ruling on migration and benefits, Labour's European spokesperson for Employment and Social Affairs, Siôn Simon MEP, called on the government to use existing powers to clamp down on abuse, and stop claiming nothing can be done.

Labour MEP: Govt should stop whining and use existing powers to clamp down on benefit abuse

Responding to today's ECJ ruling on migration and benefits, Labour's European spokesperson for Employment and Social Affairs, Siôn Simon MEP, called on the government to use existing powers to clamp... Read more

Labour MEPs: Osborne's EU budget bill "cut" is nothing more than smoke and mirrors

Labour MEPs today called on David Cameron and George Osborne to come clean and admit they did not win a cut in the UK's EU budget bill. Read more

Labour MEP says future Ebola vaccine must be affordable, with open access to research

Labour MEP Glenis Willmott, chair of the European Parliament Access to Medicines working group, today called for any Ebola vaccine to be affordable, with open access to the research. Read more

Bribery, collusion, cover-up... EU must act over Kosovo corruption claims

The EU tonight confirmed that an independent investigator is being brought in following claims European officials were implicated in serious corruption in Kosovo - while on a mission designed to... Read more

It is our moral duty to save those in distress at sea - we cannot just let them die

Claude Moraes MEP, Labour MEP for London and chair of the European Parliament civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee, responds to the UK government's withdrawal of support for the... Read more

Labour MEP calls on new transport commissioner to reverse decline in sleeper services

A Labour MEP today called on the new transport commissioner to do more to reverse the decline in European sleeper services after the outgoing commissioner ruled out action at EU... Read more

Labour MEPs urge European leaders to agree ambitious climate targets

Labour MEPs have called on Europe's leaders, who meet this week for the European Council summit in Brussels, to agree ambitious, binding targets to save energy and reduce emissions. Read more

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