Revolutionary social network VoteMyLink launched at European Parliament

A revolutionary social network site designed to democratise online content sharing has been launched by two young women entrepreneurs from Coventry.

Mattie Rahati and Beverley Eve are the co-founders of 'VoteMyLink', which they hope will follow in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter and become a global brand

EU Pet Passports: Now Bob the Labrador can travel too

Dogs, cats and other household pets have been given much greater rights to travel around Europe after a vote by MEPs in the European Parliament.

The new arrangements build on the success of 'pet passports' legislation approved a decade ago

EU governments must crack down on tax

Ahead of a crucial EU Summit in Brussels, the European Parliament has backed a common European strategy to combat tax fraud, tax evasion and tax havens.

The move today (Tues 21st) comes as pressure mounts for action on multinational companies from Google and Starbucks to Apple who are paying only tiny amounts in tax

Olive oil U-turn victory for common sense

Phil Bennion MEP has welcomed the U-turn by the European Commission abandoning a ban on re-fillable olive oil bottles in restaurants.

The news comes after LIb Dem MEPsdemanded a rethink of a plan by middle-ranking officials which would have required olive oil only to be served in labelled bottles

Pakistan election is victory for democracy over extremism, says EU observer Phil Bennion MEP

Lib Dem MEP Phil Bennion, now back in Brussels after observing the Pakistan election, has backed the preliminary findings of the EU Election Observer Mission that despite some irregularities, the contest was competitive and the outcome not in doubt.

Phil Bennion MEP during his mission as an EU Observer of the Pakistan election: voting in Lahore was 'free and fair

UKIP slammed after voting against EU plan to stop oil drilling disasters

West Midlands UKIP MEP Mike Nattrass has come under Lib Dem fire after he voted against an EU plan to raise safety standards for offshore oil and gas drilling, including the North Sea.

The new directive, which a majority of MEPs in the European Parliament voted to support, will ensure that all countries involved in offshore drilling now follow much higher safety and environmental standards

European Parliament Members call for the freeing of Palestinian political prisoners

Press Statement from the European Parliaments Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council after a conference on Palestinian prisoners in Ramallah the 27-28 April 2013.

The Secretariat European Parliament Members call for the freeing of Palestinian political prisoners Members of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council participated in the international meeting "Freedom and Dignity", which focused on the situation and political role of Palestinian prisoners and was held on 27 and 28 April 2013, at the 11th anniversary of the arrest of Marwan Barghouti, in Ramallah

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