TTIPing the balance: Greens welcome growing public opposition to new trade deal

South West Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, has welcomed the growing public awareness of and opposition to a proposed EU-US trade deal known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Molly said, “I am relieved that at last TTIP is getting some publicity. Because the negotiations are being conducted in secret it is hard … Read moreTTIPing the balance: Greens welcome growing public opposition to new trade deal

What lies behind Europe’s murky oil deals with Azerbaijan?

New Internationalist blog Published August 22, 2014 http://newint.org/blog/2014/08/22/europe-azerbaijan/#sthash.jm9sXVw6.dpuf  Molly offers a fresh insight into one of Europe’s least known and understood countries: Azerbaijan. Based on work with one of her constituents in the South West she explores how human rights abuses by the Azerbaijani government are impacting on people’s lives, particularly those working in civil … Read moreWhat lies behind Europe’s murky oil deals with Azerbaijan?

Green MEP turns pink and wooly for a day in the name of peace

Green MEP for the South West, Molly Scott Cato, will today join thousands of peace campaigners unfurling a seven-mile-long pink peace scarf. The Wool against Weapons campaign [1] has seen hundreds of knitters across the country knitting pieces of pink wool and crochet to form a giant peace scarf, which will be unfurled today between … Read moreGreen MEP turns pink and wooly for a day in the name of peace

Greens press Juncker on gender imbalance in the European Commission

South West MEP, Molly Scott Cato, and other Green MEPs have expressed dismay at the lack of female candidates nominated by EU member states for commissioner posts in the next European Commission. David Cameron, who recently appointed more women to the cabinet amidst much fanfare, has nominated Lord Hill, a male Eurosceptic, as Britain’s next … Read moreGreens press Juncker on gender imbalance in the European Commission

The Sweet Drug of Bank Subsidies

Huffington Post blog Published 22nd July 2014 http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/molly-scott-cato/the-sweet-drug-of-bank-su_b_5605867.html  Written with her Green colleagues in the European Parliament: Bas Eickhout (Netherlands), Sven Giegold (Germany), Eva Joly (France), Philippe Lamberts (Belgium), and Ernest Urtasun (Spain). The article looks at the dominance of large banks in the financial services sector and how they would be making heavy losses … Read moreThe Sweet Drug of Bank Subsidies