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Labour MEPs: EU must avoid trade war, but should respond strongly if US imposes steel tariffs

Ahead of tomorrow's announcement on whether the US will end the EU's exemption from tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, Labour MEPs warned the EU must enact a strong,... Read more

Tory MEPs vote against tough new EU measures to protect steel industries and save jobs

Tory MEPs voted today against strengthening the EU's trade defence instruments, measures that will help protect Europe's steel industries and from unfair competition from the likes of China, which has... Read more

Labour MEPs: UK's failure to back UN investigation into Gaza killings "is sending the wrong message"

The European Parliament today debated the situation in Gaza following the May 14 border clashes, in which Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians. The UN has launched a war crimes investigation... Read more

Tory MEPs vote against new EU laws to end exploitation of workers and undercutting of wages

Tory MEPs today voted against new EU laws that will end the exploitation of migrant workers and the undercutting of local wages. Read more

Labour MEPs: Gove’s hot air can’t disguise UK’s interminable failure to meet EU air quality standards

Michael Gove’s plan for a new environmental “gold standard” is just more hot air from a government that has repeatedly failed to meet, and has lobbied to weaken, EU standards... Read more

Labour MEPs: Live webstreaming of Zuckerberg hearing will ensure transparency. Now for the answers

Labour MEPs have welcomed the announcement tomorrow’s hearing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the abuse of users’ data will be webstreamed live, following pressure from the Socialists and Democrats... Read more

Labour MEPs: Failure to guarantee insurance contracts post-Brexit will cause even more chaos on Irish border

Unless the UK government can secure guarantees on the validity of insurance contracts after Brexit there will be even more chaos on the Irish border, as well as extra red... Read more

Labour MEPs: EU court referral on air pollution once again shows need for strongest environmental protections post-Brexit

Today’s announcement the UK will be referred to the European Court of Justice for its failure to tackle illegal levels of air pollution once again highlights the need for the... Read more

Labour MEPs: When Zuckerberg appears before the European Parliament, we will pose the questions Congress failed to ask

Mark Zuckerberg will face a more searching examination of Facebook’s complicity in the abuse of users’ data when he appears before the European Parliament than when he faced Congress, Labour... Read more

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

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