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Any repeal of new EU laws on medical devices risks patient safety, warn Labour MEPs

Labour MEPs have warned the government that any repeal of new EU laws on medical devices could harm patient safety and risk a repeat of the hip replacement and PIP... Read more

Labour MEPs: Tories must ensure £50m of EU money is made available to flood victims

Labour MEPs have called on the government to urgently come up with a plan that will speed up the rebuilding of communities hit by the 2015 floods, after the European... Read more

Labour MEPs: Time to stop grandstanding and start serious business of negotiating

Labour MEPs have warned everyone involved in the Brexit negotiations to tone down the political grandstanding and start the serious business of negotiating, as the European Parliament today set out... Read more

MEPs back Labour calls for stronger rights for car buyers after emissions scandal

MEPs voted today for Labour amendments to the European Parliament’s report on Dieselgate that call for greater consumer rights for car buyers and protection for VW workers caught up in... Read more

PM must stop pandering to Tory Right to avoid no-deal disaster, warn Labour MEPs

Responding to the triggering of Article 50 today, Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said: Read more

May’s divided, Brextremist government means we start negotiations on the back foot, warn Labour MEPs

Today, Theresa May will trigger Article 50, the formal process for Britain to exit the EU, but the recent actions of the government, and attitude of ministers, means the EU... Read more

UK cannot regress to unethical trading after Brexit, warn Labour MEPs as EU gets tough on conflict minerals trade

The European Parliament voted today to back new laws for the mandatory regulation of minerals imported into the EU, designed to break the link between armed conflict and the mineral... Read more

Labour MEPs: May must ignore ‘no deal’ masochists and heed EU chief’s Brexit warning

Labour MEPs have warned that Theresa May must urgently build bridges with her fellow EU leaders, and listen less to the hardline ‘no deal’ Brexiters, after European Council President Donald... Read more

UK must keep newly-strengthened EU firearms laws after Brexit, warn Labour MEPs

The European Parliament voted today to strengthen EU firearms legislation, backing plans for better cross-border information-sharing, tougher rules on the use and deactivation of the deadliest weapons, and enhanced monitoring... Read more

Labour MEPs: UK must back new EU standards for farm rabbits and keep them after Brexit

Labour MEPs voted today for a report calling for minimum European standards for the rearing of farmed rabbits. Read more

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