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Labour MEPs: Today’s vote defending citizens’ rights is a warning shot the UK government must heed

Today’s European Parliament vote defending the rights of the 3.5 million EU citizens in the UK sends a warning shot across the bows of Boris Johnson’s government and must be... Read more

Labour MEPs: Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy seems to be ‘give me what I want or I’ll shoot myself in the head’

Boris Johnson's negotiating strategy seems to be ‘give me what I want or I’ll shoot myself in the head’, Labour MEPs warned as the European Parliament debated Brexit, a week... Read more

Labour MEPs: Re-elected Ombudsman has excellent track-record of improving transparency

Labour MEPs welcomed the re-election of European Ombudsman Emily O´Reilly, praising her for an "excellent track-record of significantly improving transparency". Ms O´Reilly won her re-election today by 320 votes to... Read more

As Tories plot sell-off of NHS to Trump, MEPs stand up for British businesses and consumers against US tariff war

While the Tories plot to sell-off the NHS to Donald Trump, Labour MEPs today voted for a resolution condemning the US government’s unilateral imposition of tariffs on EU agricultural products... Read more

Climate emergency declared by European Parliament

The European Parliament has today backed a Labour-led resolution declaring a climate emergency, with MEPs joining those national parliaments and local authorities across Europe who have highlighted the need to... Read more

MEPs give green light for EU Commission to start work on progressive promises

It is time for the new European Commission to get down to business and put forward the progressive proposals it has promised us - that is the message from Labour... Read more

Labour MEPs call for UK ratification of the Istanbul Convention and more funding for women’s refuges - as violence against women and girls is expected to rise if Brexit happens

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Labour MEPs are calling for critical action to tackle rising levels of gender-based violence in the UK. Read more

Labour MEPs: Dithering Johnson's failure to apply for EU funds to help flood victims will hit the poorest most

Labour MEPs have written to the prime minister urging him to apply immediately for EU funding to help communities hit by flooding. Read more

Labour MEPs: Conservative Polish government’s criminalisation of sexual education will have a chilling effect

Labour MEPs today backed a European Parliament resolution condemning the criminalisation of sexual education in Poland, slamming the proposals which will have a chilling effect and could see teachers, healthcare... Read more

Labour MEPs: New EU VAT laws will crackdown on £4.3bn of tax fraud

New EU laws on VAT collection will give authorities the tools to go after the €5 billion (£4.3bn) lost to public services through VAT fraud, Labour MEPs said as the... Read more

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