Labour MEPs: EU must continue to back media plurality & investigative journalism and fight fake news

The European Parliament voted today for a report calling for the EU to ensure sufficient resources are available to monitor media plurality and journalistic freedom - including the safety of... Read more

Labour MEPs: Rest of world must follow EU lead and BAN cosmetic testing on animals

The European Parliament voted today for a resolution calling for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics by 2023. Read more

Labour MEPs: EU budget boosts for Erasmus and Horizon make it even more vital UK stays in these schemes

Labour MEPs today welcomed parts of the new long-term EU budget, in particular increases in the funding of programmes for young people, like Erasmus+, and greater investment for research and... Read more

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

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