European Union Assistance to Yemen in the fight against maritime piracy

I recently submitted a Written Question to Catherine Ashton, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, for an update on the fight against maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

This is an area I have taken up following meetings with the Somali community in my constituency

Legal loopholes allowing ‘scam’ healthcare websites must be closed

October 24, 2012 3:22 PM An investigation by the Office of Fair Trading into misleading websites that charge a fee for applications for the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) 'appears to confirm that the sites are lawful.

' Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion said the news, in a letter to him from new Tory Health Minister Anna Soubry, was 'extremely disappointing

West Midlands must be strong candidate for share of Huawei's £2 billion UK investment plans

News that Chinese ICT giant Huawei plans to invest £2 billion in the UK comes just three weeks after West Midlands Euro MP Phil Bennion flew out for talks with the company's senior Vice President Guo Tianmin at it's HQ in Shenzhen.

Dr Bennion, a Lib Dem member of the European Parliament's Employment Committee and also the South Asia Delegation, welcomed the news released in a joint statement by Huawei and the Prime Minister on Wednesday

Euro MP visits Ryton Organic Gardens and backs campaign for seed diversity

Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion is backing calls for more action to protect the diversity of seeds used by farmers and growers in the EU after a visit to Ryton Organic Gardens in Warwickshire.

Dr Bennion, a farmer and agronomist who took over as a regional MEP earlier this year, visited the award-winning gardens, the home of the charity Garden Organic and met their Chief Executive Myles Bremner

Rural Apprenticeships should be part of reformed EU farm support policy

Farmer and Euro MP Phil Bennion says Rural Apprenticeships should be part of a reformed CAP.

The EU's Common Agricultural Policy should include support for Rural Apprenticeships to train people for careers in farming, land management or rural crafts, says Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion

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