European Parliament votes to ban electrocution of fish

Campaigning MEP Julie Girling has been successful today in moves in the European Parliament to ban so-called pulse fishing. Mrs Girling, MEP for the South West and Gibraltar, linked with colleagues in the Parliament’s Green, Liberal, Left and Socialist groups in a vote to end the destructive practice, which is blamed for creating deserts on the sea bed wherever it…

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Girling leads call for ban on electrocution of seabed fish

Campaigning MEP Julie Girling is leading a move in the European Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday) to ban so-called pulse fishing. The technique kills fish and other marine life indiscriminately with a powerful electric shock. Mrs Girling, MEP for the South West and Gibraltar, has linked with colleagues in the European Parliament’s Green, Liberal, Left and Socialist groups to press for an…

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A victory for science over scaremongering

Farmers can today breathe a sigh of relief after EU Member States voted to re-licence the weed killer Glyphosate for five years. While the compromise fell short of the 15 year renewal preferred by the British Government, this is a victory for farmers after increasing fears that an agreement would not be reached. ECR lead MEP Julie Girling, MEP for…

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Girling hails big leap forward on horse welfare

Horse welfare campaigner Julie Girling has warmly welcomed moves to set up a multi-national steering group to improve equine protection and care. The British MEP, whose own comprehensive report on equine welfare was adopted by the European Parliament earlier this year, described the proposals for co-ordinated action across the EU by leading member states as signalling a “big leap forward”….

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New EU Carbon-Trading Deal Struck Ahead of Bonn Climate Conference

EU lawmakers last night reached a provisional deal on the next phase of the EU Emission Trading System. After four “trilogue” negotiating sessions involving the EU Council under its Estonian Presidency, the EU Commission and European Parliament, agreement was reached on the fourth phase of the ETS, for the period after 2020. The system, which creates a market in permits…

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Lets provide safe havens to tackle this “unspoken disgrace”

Campaigning MEP, Julie Girling, is calling on the European Parliament to investigate and put a stop to sexual abuse within the institution. And she is encouragding fellow MEPs to offer “safe havens” to complainants by giving them employment while their cases are investigated. Today she backed a cross-party resolution adopted by the Parliament in Strasbourg which condemned any predatory behaviour…

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Banning glyphosate without evidence undermines the whole system

Banning popular weed killer glyphosate within five years and ignoring robust scientific evidence risks undermining the EU’s entire regulatory approval process for herbicides, warned ECR Environment Coordinator Julie Girling today. Having only last year recommended that glyphosate be renewed for a period of seven years, and despite presenting no new scientific evidence that it is unsafe to use, the European…

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Agreement reached on cutting aviation emissions

EU lawmakers last night reached a deal that will continue to see international flights exempted from the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme until 2023. Julie Girling, MEP for the South West and Gibraltar, was the European Parliament’s lead negotiator on the agreement and has welcomed the deal that will still see internal flights within the EU coming under the ETS and…

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Brexit Negotiations Vote

Dear Constituents I wanted to put forward my explanation for my recent vote on the non-binding resolution on the progress of the Brexit Negotiations. The headlines that you have seen do not reflect the whole resolution, much of the media coverage has reduced the vote to a zero-sum game – not something I recognise. I did not vote to prevent…

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Girling: EU changes will threaten popular dieting products

September 13 2017 Europe-wide changes that threaten the viability of some popular dieting products will go ahead after Conservative attempts to have the proposals scrapped were narrowly defeated today. Although a majority of MEPs backed an objection lodged by the party’s Food Safety Spokesman Julie Girling, the total was 31 votes short of the 376 absolute majority required. Mrs Girling,…

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