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Only way for young people to fulfil potential is to remain in EU, Labour MEP warns after election as vice-chair of culture committee

Only by remaining in the EU can the potential of young people be fully realised, by benefiting from schemes like Erasmus+ and enjoying the freedom to work, study, live and... Read more

Von der Leyen must act now to prevent humanitarian assistance being criminalised or thousands more will die, warns Labour MEP

New European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen must clearly and immediately commit to act to act to prevent national governments from criminalising humanitarian assistance, a Labour MEP warned today... Read more

We will ensure the voices of half a billion EU citizens are heard, Labour MEP says after being appointed petitions committee coordinator

The five hundred million citizens of the EU must continue to have their voices heard and amplified, especially on major issues like citizens’ rights and Brexit, a Labour MEP said... Read more

Labour MEPs: On climate, equality, taxation, rule of law and more, von der Leyen must now deliver

Along with our Socialists and Democrats Group colleagues in the European Parliament, it was only reluctantly and subject to significant conditions that Labour MEPs agreed to support Ursula von der... Read more

Labour MEPs: We will support von der Leyen today on condition that she delivers a reforming agenda to maintain our backing

Labour MEPs will today vote for Ursula von der Leyen to be President of the European Commission, but warned support is conditional on the programme she brings forward in October... Read more

Only hope of tackling climate emergency is to remain in EU, Labour MEP warns after election as vice-chair of environment committee

The only hope of dealing with the climate emergency is to remain in the European Union and work collaboratively to enact policies that tackle the dangers we face, a Labour... Read more

Labour MEPs outline priorities for new session of European Parliament

Greater workplace rights, increased environmental standards, equal rights for all, new jobs for the green economy and cracking down on tax avoidance are among the priorities for Labour MEPs as... Read more

Labour MEP elected vice-president of socialist group

Labour MEP Claude Moraes was today elected as a vice-president of the European Parliament Socialits and Democrats Group, the parliament’s second largest political group. Claude is one of nine vice-presidents... Read more

Over half of UK MEPs ask Venice Commission to investigate UK's "declining democratic standards"

A cross-party group of 38 UK MEPs has written to a high-level international legal commission to ask for its intervention over ‘declining democratic standards’ in the UK. Read more

Labour MEPs welcome new leader of European Parliament socialist group

Labour MEPs have welcomed the new leader of the European Parlaiment Socialists and Democrats Group, Iratxe García Pérez, who succeeded Udo Bullmann today. Read more

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