Lib Dem Euro MP Phil Bennion has received assurances from the International Olympic Committee that the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics must be open to all, without discrimination on the basis of race, gender or sexual orientation.
Following concerns in letters from constituents, Phil Bennion wrote to Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee, over the new Russian law prohibiting information which “promotes non-traditional sexual relations” to minors.
The international community should not ignore the horrifying chemical attacks in Syria but any action must heed the lessons of Iraq, says Midlands Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion.
The MEP is urging Britain and the EU to try and dissuade the USA from launching immediate air strikes before the UN Inspectors have had a chance to finish gathering and collating evidence of what happened.
The European Commission will quiz the Spanish government over serious legal problems faced by thousands of British citizens who own property in Spain, after pressure from Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion.
The West Midlands region Euro MP wrote to the European Commission after the Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No (AUAN), an association representing British nationals with property in the country, highlighted a huge number of cases where asserting legal rights to title in the Spanish courts has proved impossible.
Plans to zone the lower slopes of a Shropshire hill for housing development would clearly damage one of the most sensitive landscapes in the region, says Phil Bennion MEP.
Top: Phil Bennion viewing the proposed housing sites from across the valley in Church Stretton with Cllr Bob Welch.
Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion has been told by the European Commission that top vets have inspected dog shelters in Serbia after complaints of cruelty.
The Euro MP had put down a Parliamentary question after a constituent raised allegations of cruelty to dogs at many animal shelters in Serbia, which is a candidate nation seeking to join the European Union.
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