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UK must not water down new climate targets after Brexit, Labour MEPs warn as EU agrees stronger Energy Union

A new agreement on the governance of the EU Energy Union, reached this week, will strengthen climate targets on renewables, efficiency and CO2 reduction, and seek to ensure greater access... Read more

MEPs back Labour proposals to tackle gender pay gap in finance sector

MEPs on the European Parliament economic and monetary affairs (ECON) committee have backed Labour amendments to tackle the gender pay gap in the financial sector. The committee has backed proposals... Read more

Labour MEPs: EU must step up pressure on Myanmar and work with UN to seek justice for Rohingya

The European Parliament today backed a resolution condemning the attacks on the Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh and calling for economic measures against Naypyidaw and for the perpetrators to be... Read more

Labour MEPs: Migrant ship stranding shows urgent need for reform of EU rules and action to tackle root causes

The stranding of more than six hundred migrants on board a ship off the coast of Italy once again highlights the urgent need for reforms to the EU Dublin Regulation... Read more

Labour MEPs: New EU laws will make aviation safer by strengthening workers’ rights - UK must not weaken them after Brexit

The European Parliament voted today for new laws that will make aviation safer by strengthening the rights of workers in the sector - measures the UK government must not weaken... Read more

Labour MEPs: Tory MPs must put country before career, patriotism before party, and Britain before a bad Brexit

Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament today called on wavering Tory MPs to put “country before career, patriotism before party, and Britain before a bad Brexit” in this week’s key... Read more

Richard Corbett MEP speech to the first annual Julian Priestley memorial lecture

Below is Richard Corbett MEP's speech to the first annual Julian Priestley memorial lecture, delivered last week. The first part is a tribute to Julian, his achievements, his vision and... Read more

Workers' rights, trade policy, even the death penalty... Tory MEPs' votes this week are a harbinger of how bad a Tory Brexit will be

This week was a significant one in the European Parliament, as it voted in new laws and backed measures that will strengthen workers’ rights, protect trade and jobs and safeguard... Read more

Not lovin’ it! EU must act to end exploitative zero-hours contracts, Labour MEPs warn as McDonalds workers demand change

The European Commission must act to end exploitative zero-hours contracts, Labour MEPs warned as the European Parliament voted today for a resolution calling for tougher legislation to protect people in... Read more

Family of Nazanin welcomes European Parliament calls for justice for jailed EU-Iranian dual nationals

The family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British mother detained in Iran, has welcomed today’s European Parliament resolution expressing solidarity with EU-Iranian dual citizens jailed in Iran. Read more

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