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While UK is beset by Tory Brexit chaos, socialists in rest of EU shape the future

With the UK Tory government in chaos, Europe’s socialist parties and leaders are getting on with the business of governing and campaigning for real change that will improve citizens’ lives,... Read more

Tory MEPs vote against academic freedom for all in EU, once more backing Hungarian hardliner Orbán

Tory MEPs have once again voted in support of Hungarian hardliner Viktor Orbán, opposing Labour amendments calling for the EU to act to ensure academic freedom in Hungary. Read more

Tory MEPs vote against more rights for millions of rail users, including commuters and passengers relying on connecting services

Tory MEPs have voted against proposed new EU laws aiming to ensure that millions more rail users get greater rights, including commuters who use suburban and regional trains and passengers... Read more

Tory MEPs fail to back arms embargo on Saudi regime for THIRD time

Tory MEPs yet again voted in support of the Saudi regime, failing to back an arms embargo for the third plenary in a row, as the European Parliament voted for... Read more

Labour MEPs: UK must not ditch new efficiency and renewables targets that will lift millions out of energy poverty

Britain must not ditch new EU targets on energy efficiency and renewables that will lift millions of people out of energy poverty, Labour MEPs warned as the European Parliament backed... Read more

Labour MEPs: EU must act against all human rights abuses all the time, like Kuwait’s jailing of Marsha Lazareva, and not just cases that are headline news

The EU and other world powers must use their leverage on trade deals and military cooperation to promote freedom and protest human rights breaches in all countries all the time,... Read more

Labour MEPs: New EU rules on clean vehicle procurement will cut carbon emissions, increase fuel efficiency and accelerate transition to sustainable future

The European Parliament has voted for changes to EU rules on the public procurement of clean vehicles that will result in lower carbon and air pollutant emissions and increased fuel... Read more

Tory MEPs back Saudi regime AGAIN in key vote, even after brutal torture and murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Tory MEPs once again backed the Saudi regime in the European Parliament in a key vote today, failing to back an EU arms embargo. The parliament as a whole overwhelmingly... Read more

Tories must not block new EU ban on terrorist trafficking of cultural goods, warn Labour MEPs

The European Parliament today backed a ban on the import of historical, cultural goods from warzones that are trafficked by terrorists. The UK Tory government has been blocking the new... Read more

Labour MEPs: EU must lead push for major greenhouse gas reduction targets at COP24 climate conference

The EU must lead global efforts to slash greenhouse gas emissions at the upcoming COP24 climate conference, Labour MEPs warned ahead of a vote tomorrow on a resolution calling for... Read more

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