Molly spends most of her time in Brussels or Strasbourg but this edition includes news about Molly’s visits to places in the large South West constituency and about how she is supporting her constituents efforts to improve their quality of life.
The first e-news of 2015 reports on the GMO vote in the European Parliament, Lux Leaks and the fate of the Cornish pasty under TTIP!
This is the final update before the New Year 2015. On behalf of everyone in the team we wish you a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Large present for Juncker’s 60th Molly joined other Greens and representatives of civil society to present EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker with a very large … Read moree-news 11th December 2014
e-news sent on 27th November 2014. Issues include: ‘LuxLeaks’, banking reform, plastic waste, TTIP, a visit to the Christmwas Without Cruelty Fair in Exeter and nomination for European Parliamentarian of the Year!
e-news sent on 13th November 2014. Issues include: a challenge to Commission President Juncker on the Luxleaks scandal, Molly’s visit to Cornwall to find out what European funding is doing to support the region and her appearance on a TTIP panel in Bristol.
e-news sent on 30th October 2014. Issues include: flooding, banking rules, Hinkley update, concerns about ‘biodiversity offsetting, and bullfighting. Also news about Molly’s work in the SW constituency and media appearances.
Hinkley verdict: Molly pledges to fight on Despite the intense lobbying of the out-going commission from Molly and other Green MEPs, a majority of commissioners voted in favour of the financial deal that will result in massive public subsidy for the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Somerset. Molly says: “In waving through … Read moree-news, 15th October 2014
Hinkley: a case of when a subsidy is not a subsidy The last two weeks have been dominated by the news that the EU is set to approve billions of pounds of public funding for the Hinkley C nuclear power plant. Joaquín Almunia, the outgoing European Commissioner in charge of competition policy, was reported to … Read moree-news, 1st October 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. … Read moree-news, 17 September 2014