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Tory Brexit risks uncertainty for EU workers, reduced access to medicines and backdoor privatisation, warn Labour MEPs as NHS turns 70

Under a Tory Brexit, we risk continued uncertainty for the 144,000 EU nationals working in health and social care, reduced access to medicines, treatment and research, and the privatisation of... Read more

Tories claim credit for new EU laws that will protect holidaymakers, but from roaming to flights, Hard Brexit threatens holiday Hell for Brits

The UK government is seeking to claim credit for new EU laws that will strengthen the rights of millions of Brits who take package holidays or book linked travel -... Read more

MEPs will not back ‘migrant prison’ proposals - any new deal must respect human rights, warns senior Euro-MP

The European Parliament will not support new proposals for migrant processing centres outside the EU, and will continue to push for reform of the Dublin Regulation on asylum and respect... Read more

Labour MEPs: May says she wants to ‘speed up’ Brexit talks, but it’s the Tories that have left us stuck in the slow lane

Theresa May arrived at the EU summit today saying she wanted to ‘speed up’ the Brexit talks and was ‘disappointed’ at progress - yet it is the UK government, not... Read more

Airbus warning cannot be brushed aside warn Labour MEPs

A detailed risk assessment by aerospace manufacturer Airbus, which shows that thousands of jobs are at risk from a hard Brexit, has been met by nothing more than “meaningless platitudes”... Read more

Labour MEPs: Europe is at a crossroads on migration - we must not abandon our values, freedoms and liberties

Ahead of this weekend’s emergency EU migration summit, Labour MEPs have reiterated calls for the urgent reform of the EU Dublin Regulation on asylum and work towards an effective and... Read more

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

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