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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MEPs back Girling plan for tackling aviation emissions

September 13 2017 Commercial flights in and out of Europe will continue to be exempt from the EU’s carbon emission controls, heading off a potential confrontation with the airline industry. MEPs today approved a report by Julie Girling MEP which extends the exemption until 2021, when the International Civil Aviation Authority is due to introduce a global carbon offsetting scheme…

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Protecting Gibraltar after Brexit

On National Day we celebrate Gibraltar’s spirit

Conservative MEP Julie Girling is sending the people of Gibraltar a message of congratulation and support for National Day this weekend. The celebrations on September 10 will commemorate Gibraltar’s first referendum of 1967 in which Gibraltarians were asked whether they wished to either pass under Spanish sovereignty or remain under British sovereignty. Mrs Girling, who represents the South West and…

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MEPs back Girling plan for tackling aviation carbon emissions

International commercial flights should be granted a further exemption from the EU’s carbon emissions controls, but only until 2021, MEPs agreed today. A report by Conservative Environment Spokesman Julie Girling MEP proposes that the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) be allowed more time to establish a global carbon offsetting scheme, which would freeze emissions at 2020 levels. The current exemption…

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Girling helps deliver simpler energy labels on household products

MEP Julie Girling is backing new labelling rules to help customers choose low-energy “white goods” such as cookers and fridges. The new rules making energy-labelling much more simple and clear were voted through by the European Parliament in Strasbourg today (Tuesday). The existing system includes the rankings A+, A++ and A+++ – so a product with an A rating may…

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