The first six reports of a UK government audit of EU membership show 'strong and clear evidence' of the EU's importance to jobs in Britain, says Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion.
Phil Bennion speaking at a meeting in Brussels on the Balance of Competences Review for Transport, hosted by Mark Watts (centre), co-ordinator of UK Transport in Europe.
The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in the West Midlands region dropped by 1,800 over the last month, according to the latest ONS figures.
Apprenticeships are a vital tool in the campaign to create a million new jobs, says Phil Bennion.
Phil Bennion has spent a day as an apprentice at Steelite International in Stoke as part of the Lib Dem campaign to double the number of apprenticeships - and push their needs up the agenda in government and in the EU.
Phil practising sponging and fettling teapots with 17-year-old apprentice Bethany Foster at Steelite.
The European Commission has announced a plan to team up with the private sector and national governments to invest 22 billion euros in research over the next seven years.
The funding will be part of the new EU research and innovation programme "Horizon 2020," which is due to be voted on in the European Parliament in September.
Lib Dem Euro MP Phil Bennion has vowed to continue to campaign for e-cigarette users after a key European Parliament committee voted for massive restrictions on their use.
MEPs in the Environment Committee backed a call to treat e-cigarettes as medicines, reducing their availability compared to tobacco and putting big new costs on users.
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