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Greens gain credit for card fee reductions

Greens in the European Parliament have helped secure an early Christmas present for consumers and small businesses after the European Parliament and finance ministers agreed to curb excessive payment card fees paid by many retailers.

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Scrapping EU Air Pollution and Waste Recycling Laws Would Be Folly

An article written jointly with Keith Taylor in which both MEPs defend two important but threatened EU packages on ‘clean air’ and the ‘circular economy (waste)’.

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‘LuxLeaks letter’

A letter on the Luxembourg Leaks tax avoidance scandal, signed by the UKs three MEPs and sent to several national newspapers. None chose to publish it.

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Call for government action on new VAT regulations threatening South West micro-businesses

New EU VAT regulations designed to prevent multinational corporations from avoiding tax on digital sales in other countries are likely to have a devastating impact on some of the South West’s micro-businesses, claims the region’s Green MEP.

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Molly responds to autumn statement

Molly has described the autumn statement as another missed opportunity to help the economy work for the common good and shows the government’s economic and environmental illiteracy.

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