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Labour MEPs: EU action on dieselgate scandal shows UK must not ditch vehicle emissions legislation

Labour MEPs have said today’s decision by the European Commission to begin infringement proceedings against seven countries – including the UK – over the dieselgate scandal shows that the best... Read more

Labour MEPs: UK must work with Commission to secure faster, higher VAT threshold for SMEs

The European Commission has announced the re-introduction of a VAT threshold for e-commerce businesses operating across the EU. The new threshold has been set at €10,000 (£8,400), 90% lower than... Read more

Labour MEPs welcome new East of England MEP Alex Mayer

Labour MEPs have welcomed new Labour MEP for the East of England, Alex Mayer, who formally took up the role this week, following the resignation of Richard Howitt. Read more

UK must back EU action on zero-hours contracts and keep any new laws after Brexit, warn Labour MEPs

The European Commission today vowed to investigate the flexible working conditions at McDonald’s restaurants throughout the EU, following a successful petition from British trade unions, backed by Labour MEPs. Read more

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So now we know. Brexit will cost the UK economy almost £60 billion over the next five years. Borrowing up. Growth down. Inflation up. Productivity down. And the government still doesn’t have a plan, writes Glenis Willmott MEP.

Brexit is beginning to bite and Britons’ jobs and wages are on the line

So now we know. Brexit will cost the UK economy almost £60 billion over the next five years. Borrowing up. Growth down. Inflation up. Productivity down. And the government still... Read more

UK influence and scrutiny of EU security policy at risk after Brexit, warns senior Euro-MP

MEPs and representatives of national parliaments met today to discuss the framework of EU internal security policies and the democratic oversight and scrutiny of Europol’s activities – something British parliamentarians... Read more

Labour MEPs: Closer cooperation and more powers for Europol essential in fight against wildlife trafficking

Labour MEPs voted today for a report calling for the eradication of wildlife trafficking - the illegal trade in wild animals, many at risk of extinction. Read more

Labour MEPs: UK must back EU measures to tackle VAT fraud and keep them after Brexit

The UK government must back EU action to combat cross-border VAT fraud, and abide by any new measures post-Brexit, Labour MEPs have warned. Read more

Autumn Statement: Tory Brexit black hole will be even worse if we leave the Single Market, warn Labour MEPs

The £58.7 billion Brexit black hole in the UK government’s spending plans, revealed by the Office for Budget Responsibility at today’s Autumn Statement, will get even worse were Britain to... Read more

Post-Brexit UK must keep new EU laws that will cut deadly air pollutants and save lives, warn Labour MEPs

Labour MEPs will vote tomorrow for new EU laws that will cut in half the 50,000 premature British deaths that result from the deadliest air pollutants. Read more

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