Archives: September 2014

e-news, 17 September 2014

Dodgey appointments to the European Commission Molly has returned to the European Parliament to find that the Greens will have their work cut out. President Juncker’s proposed new European Commission includes Eurosceptic Tory UK Commissioner Lord Hill as financial services commissioner and Spanish Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete for the combined Energy and Climate Action portfolio. […]

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MEP call to block ‘sexist and conflicted’ Commissioner

South West Green MEP Molly Scott Cato has thrown down a challenge to other MEPs in the region to publically oppose the appointment of Miguel Arias Cañete to the post of European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy. Dr Scott Cato says Cañete’s political career, mired by conflicts of interest, makes him an inappropriate nominee […]

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A ‘One Minute Green Yes’ manifesto

When Molly appeared on the Tony Livesey show on BBC Radio 5 Live today, a day before Scotland’s historic vote, she was asked, along with three other panelists, to present the case for a Yes vote in 60 seconds. Here is her ‘One Minute Green Yes’ manifesto: “As an economist I see Scotland as an extraordinarily […]

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Yes for Scotland could mean Yes to a devolved England, says Green MEP

Green MEP for the South West, Molly Scott Cato, has thrown her support behind the Yes vote in the Scottish referendum on Thursday, believing independence from the UK is the best way to achieve a fairer, more democratic, and sustainable future for Scotland. However, Dr Scott Cato also believes that a Yes vote could unleash […]

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Disbelief as Eurosceptic pro banking commissioner given European financial portfolio

Greens in the European Parliament have reacted with disbelief and bewilderment to news that Eurosceptic UK Commissioner Lord Hill is to be given the portfolio for financial services [1]. The post, fully entitled “financial stability, financial services and capital markets union” Commissioner, is a significant economic post in the European Commission. Lord Hill will be […]

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