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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

David Davis’s Strasbourg talks expose government’s Brexit failings, warn Labour MEPs

Brexit secretary David Davis’s visit to the European Parliament today did not result in any meaningful progress and risks further antagonising our European partners, with whom Britain will have to... Read more

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Today, as Theresa May meets the leaders of the US, Germany, France and Italy at a mini-summit in Berlin, Brexit will for once take second billing, after Donald Trump. Nevertheless, just like the British people, these world leaders will almost certainly be looking for something, anything, to indicate that the prime minister has a plan for Britain’s future, writes Glenis Willmott MEP.

May’s stone-faced silence leaves Farage and Boris as Britain’s insulting faces abroad

Today, as Theresa May meets the leaders of the US, Germany, France and Italy at a mini-summit in Berlin, Brexit will for once take second billing, after Donald Trump. Nevertheless,... Read more

MEPs back Labour proposals for cleaner planes and better training in EU aviation sector

MEPs on the European Parliament transport and tourism committee voted today to maintain and strengthen European aviation safety laws. Read more

EU anti-dumping plans do not allay public concerns over import of cheap Chinese steel, warn Labour MEPs

The European Commission’s new anti-dumping plans, announced today, are not strong enough and do not address public concerns over the import of cheap Chinese steel, Labour MEPs have warned. Read more

UK and France must work together to ensure organised and compassionate response to the situation in Calais, warns senior Euro-MP

Britain and France must continue to work together to ensure an organised and compassionate response that secures the safety and wellbeing of unaccompanied minors following the demolition of the ‘Calais... Read more

Labour MEPs: Britain must maintain EU anti-tax avoidance measures after Brexit - including new fair tax base

Labour MEPs have reiterated calls for the UK to maintain its existing EU anti-tax avoidance measures and stop blocking further proposals, following the European Commission’s announcement of a new fair... Read more

Re-opening EU-Iran relations essential to ending wars in Syria and Iraq, new report by Labour MEP warns

MEPs will vote today for a report on the EU’s Iran strategy that says the Iran nuclear agreement has opened up the possibility of a diplomatic breakthrough, essential to finding... Read more

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