LibDem MEP Phil Bennion has backed a Justice Across Borders demonstration today, supported by Stephen Fry, against a plan by Conservative ministers to opt out of 130 European police and criminal justice measures.
Justice Across Borders is holding a demonstration against the optout today outside Parliament in Strasbourg, which has celebrity backing from Stephen Fry.
Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion has welcomed proposals from the European Commission on how to reduce EU regulations for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).
After a survey of around 1000 small firms and their representative groups, including the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in the UK, the Commission has published a list of the most burdensome EU rules for SMEs and suggested ways they could be improved.
Phil Bennion has welcomed news that Local Enterprise Partnerships in the West Midlands region are line to receive €912 million in European Regional funding for 2014 until 2020.
The largest allocation of EUR 255.
Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion has welcomed a report launched by a group of experts in Birmingham which challenges the idea that immigration from the new countries of the European Union over the past decade has been bad for the region.
The report, EU Accession: Taking stock and looking forward: the West Midlands experience includes a foreword from Dr Bennion and was released at the launch of Birmingham University's Institute of Superdiversity (IRIS) at Birmingham Council House today (Thursday June 13).
The sudden shutdown of all channels of Greece's national broadcasting company by the Greek government is 'unacceptable for an EU democracy', says Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion.
The Greek broadcaster ERT, which has been broadcasting since 1938 and is independently funded by a levy on power bills, was shut down last night without notice, allegedly to provide money needed by Greece to meet bail-out conditions after a gas privatisation deal collapsed.
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