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Tory MEPs vote against tax transparency for fifth time in thirteen months

Conservative MEPs on the European Parliament economic and monetary affairs committee voted today against a Labour amendment calling for companies to publish where they pay their taxes - in spite... Read more

Last week the Eurosceptics finally lost the plot

The Leave campaign? It's the Trumpisation of politics, where prejudice is patriotism and knowledge is dangerous, writes Glenis Willmott MEP, Leader of Labour's MEPs. Read more

As EU finance ministers meet today, Labour MEPs tell Osborne: "We need plain speaking on tax, not Double Dutch"

Ahead of today's informal gathering of European Union finance ministers, Labour MEPs have called on George Osborne to show leadership and work with his counterparts to secure backing for substantive... Read more

Labour MEPs tell UK steel minister to stop blocking EU action that will save vital industry

Labour MEPs today called on UK steel minister Anna Soubry to work with her European counterparts to agree reforms to the EU's trade defence tools, without further delay, so the... Read more

Labour MEPs lead fight to tackle energy poverty and challenge 'Big Six' suppliers

MEPs on the European Parliament industry, research and energy committee today supported a Labour report calling on the EU to tackle rampant energy poverty. The report, 'A New Deal for... Read more

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Labour MEPs have welcomed today's verdict from the European Commission that Google has breached EU antitrust rules by abusing its dominant position to impose restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators.

Labour MEPs: EU right to challenge Google over stifling of competition and domination of smartphone market

Labour MEPs have welcomed today's verdict from the European Commission that Google has breached EU antitrust rules by abusing its dominant position to impose restrictions on Android device manufacturers and... Read more

VW emissions scandal: Labour MEP reveals authorities knew existence of cheat devices as far back as 1998

Following the VW emissions scandal that broke in 2015, MEPs have been told EU authorities did not act on reports US authorities were fining vehicle manufacturers for using emissions cheat... Read more

EU shows leadership in fights against terrorism and tax avoidance

Contrary to what the Leave campaigners tell you, the European Union is showing leadership in the fights against terrorism and tax avoidance, writes Glenis Willmott MEP, Leader of Labour's MEPs.... Read more

Labour MEPs: NFU backing for EU welcome but no surprise given farmers and consumers reap huge benefits from UK membership

Commenting on today´s decision by the NFU to back the campaign for Britain to stay in the EU, Paul Brannen MEP, Labour's European Parliament spokesperson on agriculture, said: Read more

Labour MEPs: OECD steel meeting is a crucial opportunity to tackle crisis

As ministers from around the world met in Brussels today to discuss the downturn in the steel industry, Labour MEPs reiterated calls for the UK government to back EU measures... Read more

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