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UK govt. follows Labour MEPs' lead on protecting young smokers with new packaging laws

Labour MEPs have welcomed today's announcement that, despite a number of U-turns, the UK government has agreed to move forward with the plain packaging of cigarettes. Read more

Labour MEP secures historic rejection of opposition opinion on carbon trading scheme

A Labour MEP secured the rejection of an opposition opinion on the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in the European Parliament Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) committee today. Read more

Labour MEPs demand EU action over "modern slavery" conditions for agency workers

Labour MEPs have called for the EU to take urgent action over the pay and conditions of agency workers, after hearing first hand from workers and trade union representatives of... Read more

Labour MEP leads calls for origin labelling for meat in processed foods

  A Labour MEP has led a vote in the European Parliament’s environment, health and food safety committee calling for the origin of meat in all processed foods to be... Read more

TTIP: Labour MEPs lead efforts to ensure public's ISDS concerns are addressed

The European Parliament will today take a first step towards adopting its priorities and concerns on the current state of play of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), with... Read more

Labour MEPs welcome EU's end of Indian mangoes import ban

Labour MEPs today welcomed the European Commission's decision to lift its ban on the import of Indian mangoes. Read more

Labour MEP: "We must end 'no go' areas for disabled people"

A Labour MEP is leading the push for legislation that will give disabled people greater accessibility to shops, work places and transport in Britain and across Europe. Read more

Labour MEP: We must stand shoulder to shoulder with all victims of terror

A Labour MEP has called on Europe to unite in support of all countries that are fighting terrorism. Read more

Labour MEPs: Juncker has more questions to answer after EC verdict on Amazon’s Luxembourg love in

Labour MEPs demanded fresh answers from European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker following today’s damning report into Luxembourg’s tax regime during his reign as prime minister. Read more

Turkey: Europe must stand united against Erdogan's war on free speech

As millions mourn the shooting of journalists in France, the European Parliament convening this week in Strasbourg today extended the fight for freedom of expression to legal threats, harassment and... Read more

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