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Labour MEPs challenge Commission to act on Europe's rip-off utility bills

Labour MEPs have attacked the ever-rising cost of water bills for people in Britain and across the EU, calling on the European Commission to be bolder in tackling the excessive... Read more

EU commits €150m to stop Ebola reaching Europe

Labour MEPs have welcomed the decision to commit more than €150 million in EU funding to the fight against Ebola, in an urgent debate in Strasbourg today. €11.9m will go... Read more

Labour MEP to lead medical devices overhaul

A Labour MEP has been chosen to lead the European Parliament's work on new legislation on medical devices. The update to the EU legislation follows a number of scandals involving... Read more

Lord Hill needs to be the Commissioner for everyone, not just the City

Responding to the announcement of Lord Hill as Commissioner for Financial Services today, Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour's Leader in Europe, said: Read more

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This week's government report into the horsemeat scandal recommends unannounced audit checks and greater scrutiny of supply chains - measures Labour MEPs have consistently voted for.

Horsemeat review recommendations already backed by Labour MEPs

This week's government report into the horsemeat scandal recommends unannounced audit checks and greater scrutiny of supply chains - measures Labour MEPs have consistently voted for. Read more

Labour MEP secures committment for greater accessibility and sustainability in transport

A Labour MEP has secured a greater commitment to environmental issues and disability rights in the EU's 2015 transport budget. Read more

Widening of EU sanctions against Russia a welcome step forward, say Labour MEPs

Labour MEPs have welcomed the announcement of tougher sanctions against Russia but called on the EU to go further. Read more

Labour MEPs will continue to stand up to vested interests, strengthen employment rights and tackle youth unemployment

Over the next five years, Labour MEPs will continue to work in the European Parliament for constituents, Britain and Europe, standing up to vested interests, protecting rights, tackling the scandal... Read more

Labour MEPs call for new UK Commissioner to get strong portfolio to drive forward change

Labour's Leader in Europe, Glenis Willmott MEP, has said the UK's new EU commissioner needs a strong portfolio with a major economic brief in order to drive forward change at... Read more

Labour MEP secures commitment to social housing from European finance ministers

Labour MEP Anneliese Dodds has secured a commitment from the president of ECOFIN - the meeting of Europe's finance ministers - to ensure social housing does not become residualised. Read more

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