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Labour MEPs: Toughened EU laws on money laundering will hit Putin and his cronies where it hurts

Labour MEPs today urged the European Banking Authority and European Central Bank to toughen EU anti-money laundering laws to stem the flow of Kremlin-linked money into Europe, especially the City.... Read more

Labour MEPs: $4.4bn Syria pledge welcome, but donors must deliver on promises of money for education

Labour MEPs have welcomed the pledge of $4.4 billion (£3.15bn) in aid for Syria and its neighbours, made at today’s Syria Conference of ministers and aid organisations in Brussels, but... Read more

Labour MEPs: Safeguards crucial to prevent repeat of Windrush scandal for EU citizens

The application system for EU citizens to register in the UK post-Brexit must be set out in primary legislation or unilateral commitments to avoid a repeat of the Windrush scandal,... Read more

Labour MEPs: New EU-Mexico trade agreement yet another reason UK must stay in customs union

The updated EU-Mexico trade agreement, reached over the weekend, will result in zero duties on nearly all goods, including agricultural items - yet another reason the UK must remain in... Read more

Labour MEPs: New EU vehicle standards will punish any repeat of dieselgate, with fines of up to £26k/car

The European Parliament voted this week to strengthen EU laws on vehicle standards that are designed to ensure there is no repeat of the dieselgate scandal. There will be a... Read more

In wake of Facebook scandal, EU must back up data protection regulation with new ePrivacy laws, warn Labour MEPs

To further guard against a repeat of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, national governments must back the European Parliament’s ePrivacy proposals that will complement the new EU General Data Protection Regulation... Read more

European Parliament backs call for independent investigation into Gaza killings, urges restraint on all sides

Labour MEPs voted today for a resolution calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the recent killings of Palestinians protesters by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip. The resolution... Read more

Labour MEPs: Binding EU targets on waste recycling will protect environment and lower costs

Labour MEPs hailed new EU targets on waste recycling and said the UK must not weaken the ambitious measures if it leaves. Read more

Labour MEPs: As UK struggles to procure post-Brexit trade deals, EU finalises Japan and Singapore FTAs

As UK ministers continue to struggle to procure post-Brexit trade deals - most notably this week at the Commonwealth Summit - the European Union today formally approved free trade agreements... Read more

Labour MEPs: New EU laws on buildings will ensure higher standards and greater attention to fire safety

Labour MEPs voted today for new EU laws on the energy performance of buildings that will bring in higher standards for the construction and refurbishment of buildings that pay greater... Read more

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