Huffington Post blog Published 10th Sept 2014 http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/molly-scott-cato/politics-business_b_5789824.html Molly writing with her Green colleague Sven Giegold who both sit on the European Parliament’s Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON). Using the example of Sharon Bowles, ex-chair of ECON who has taken up a directorship at the London Stock Exchange, this article explores how politicians damage … Read moreBrussels Revolving Door Leads Straight to the City
Greens say the case for building a new nuclear power station at Hinkley is now firmly closed. They cite three strong arguments for not proceeding with the controversial Hinkley C power plant: European Competition law; cost and delay, and the irrelevance of nuclear for future electricity generation. These are in addition to the crucial issues … Read moreThree strikes and you’re out, say Greens on Hinkley
Greens are warning that new EU legislation could open the way for GM crops to be grown in the South West. A planned compromise deal would allow EU states the option of banning genetically modified crops, but Greens say the legislation could in fact provide the opportunity for numerous new GMO crops to be cultivated … Read moreGreens warn of GM crop contamination in SW
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
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 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  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
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
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
Guardian: Comment is Free Published 23rd April 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/23/reason-drugs-cost-so-much-big-pharmaceuticals-rich Molly explores how the lack of a free market makes drugs very expensive, and increasing market consolidation will only exacerbate the problem still further.