Jaguar Land Rover's announcement of 1,700 new jobs for Solihull and a £1500 million investment in aluminium-based production for future cars highlights the importance of getting EU legislation right, says Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion.
JLR's shift to a hi-tech all-aluminium vehicle architecture follows a long-running campaign by Lib Dem MEPs to amend the EU's Electro-Magnetic Fields Directive.
Phillip Bennion MEP has praised the ‘inspiring and effective’ training and environmental projects with young people run by Groundwork West Midlands after a visit to the charity’s HQ in Tipton.
On Friday September 6th, the Black Country Lib Dem MEP met regional director Jon Cotgreave and staff involved with a range of projects helping young people, some from very challenging backgrounds, to gain skills and confidence to join the labour market.
After a visit to the Morgan Motor Company in Malvern, Lib Dem Euro MP Phil Bennion has written a strongly worded letter to the Transport Secretary urging him to implement part of an EU Directive that could affect future trade and production of the Morgan 3 Wheeler.
Under the EU Driving Licences Directive (Directive 2012/36/EC amending the third Directive on driving licences 2006/126/EC), the Morgan 3 Wheeler is classed as a motorbike under the scope of legislation which came into force in January this year.
Recent outbreaks of violence in Kashmir should not be an excuse to end dialogue between India and Pakistan on ways to kickstart a peace process, says Phil Bennion MEP.
Speaking at the European Parliament in Brussels, which is back in session this week, Dr Bennion said that recent violence in the disputed territory continued to be a focus of concern for friends of Kashmir in the EU and globally.
Efficient biofuels can have a vital role to play in fighting climate change, says Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion ahead of a vote on the EU Biofuels directive due next week.
The farmer and West Midlands MEP says there is a debate to be had on targets for the use of biofuel, but the issues are not as clear cut as campaign groups such as Action Aid suggest.
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