e-news 13th November 2014

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, 15th October 2014

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 more

e-news, 1st 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 more

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. … Read more

Greens warn of GM crop contamination in SW

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 more

Lobbying

Molly believes that her primary responsibility is to represent her constituents and so she is likely to have less time for meeting lobbyists than some other MEPs. At present lobbyists are all considered equivalent, so that somebody paid to ensure that the financial services sector faces less pressure to operate for the common good is … Read more