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Growing doubts over what alternatives to EU membership might be, warn Labour MEPs

Tuesday, July 5, 2016There are growing doubts over what the alternatives to EU membership might be, with the UK government facing “two unpalatable options” following the referendum vote to leave... Read more

Jo Cox: 1974-2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016 Statement from Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour's Leader in the European Parliament, on the tragic death of Jo Cox MP: Read more

Only by staying in the EU will rail supply industry jobs be safe, warn Labour MEPs

Thursday, June 9, 2016Jobs in the rail supply industry will be at risk and the future of the sector will be threatened if Britain leaves the European Union, Labour MEPs... Read more

Labour MEPs back report calling for tough sanctions on tax havens

Wednesday, June 8, 2016Labour MEPs voted today for a report that calls for a series of measures designed to fight tax evasion by multinational companies. The report was approved by... Read more

EU must have effective trade defence instruments to deal with unfair competition, warn Labour MEPs

Wednesday, June 8, 2016Labour MEPs today warned that the European Union must have effective trade defence instruments to deal with unfair competition and protect Europe’s threatened industries like the steel... Read more

Labour MEPs: No trade deal with Japan unless it bans "barbaric practice" of whaling

Wednesday, June 8, 2016Labour MEPs have called on the European Commission to lead international pressure against Japan over its resumption of whaling, and said there should be no EU trade... Read more

Labour MEPs: EU investment fund is helping deliver smart meters that will increase efficiency and bring down energy bills for British households

Wednesday, June 8, 2016Labour MEPs have hailed the success of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), following the European Commission's statement on the mid-term review of the EU Investment... Read more

Will Tory MEPs back new EU rules strengthening fight against tax dodging?

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Labour MEPs have today joined shadow chancellor John McDonnell in calling on Tory MEPs to vote in favour of a report that strengthens rules in the... Read more

MEPs back Labour report calling on energy companies to play fair and help the millions living in energy poverty

Thursday, May 26, 2016 The European Parliament voted today for a Labour report calling on energy companies to pass on falling wholesale prices to consumers. Read more

Labour MEPs welcome High Court defeat for tobacco companies on eve of plain packaging becoming law

Thursday, May 19, 2016 Labour MEPs have welcomed today's High Court ruling against tobacco companies on the eve of new plain packaging regulations coming into force. Read more

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