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SW UKIP MEP Trevor Colman exposed by @FactcheckEU as peddling an 'extreme whopper' lie about EU NEW
La Treizième Étoile 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
South West UKIP MEP Trevor Colman - who admitted to the BBC recently that one of the reasons he attends the sessions in Strasbourg and Brussels is to secure the Parliamentary allowances - has been exposed by Factcheck EU as telling an 'insane whopper...
Debate between South West European election candidates to take place on 28 April in Bristol NEW
La Treizième Étoile 2 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The University of Bristol is to host the first political debate between the head of the list candidates from each of the five most voted parties in the 2009 European Parliamentary elections: the Conservatives, Green, Labour, Liberal and UKIP parties.
‘Clock-in Colman’ – SW UKIP MEP Trevor Colman admits allowances 'a factor' in parliament attendance NEW
La Treizième Étoile 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
UKIP MEP Trevor Colman has admitted in an interview on BBC’s Sunday Politics West that one of the main reasons he attends the sessions in Strasbourg and Brussels is to secure his parliamentary allowances. Mr Colman is one of the ‘laziest’ MEPs...
European Commission Vice President @SiimKallasEU visits Bristol Airport, Bristol Port and Airbus NEW
La Treizième Étoile 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 13 Hours ago
The Vice President of the European Commission responsible for transport policy Siim Kallas today paid a visit to Bristol Airport and Airbus today at the invitation of South West Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson. After landing from Brussels, Mr...
After eight year campaign, beef and lamb from Devon and Cornwall awarded EU protected status NEW
La Treizième Étoile 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Following an eight year campaign, West Country beef and lamb has this week finally been awarded EU Protected Status by the European Commission. The Implementing Regulation for West Country Beef (pdf) and West Country Lamb (pdf) were recorded in the...
Lib Dem MEP accuses Environment Agency of 'ganderflanking' over flooding response NEW
La Treizième Étoile 3 Months, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Sir Graham Watson, the South West Liberal Democrat MEP, has continued his battle to secure EU solidarity funding for the recent floods to the European Parliament chamber and in the process introduced an old English word originating from Wiltshire int...
South West MEP @grahamwatsonmep calls on UK to apply for emergency #EU funding after more flood devastation in the region NEW
La Treizième Étoile 3 Months, 1 Week, 9 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
South West Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson is calling on the UK government to urgently act and unlock emergency funds available from the European Union to help support those struck by the recent flooding across the South West. Persistent rain...
Gibraltar MEP secures EU Commission letter criticising Spain over border checks NEW
La Treizième Étoile 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
On 15 November the European Commission announced the conclusions of its investigation into the excessive checks at the border between Spain and Gibraltar and sent two letters with a series of recommendations for next steps: one letter to the United K...
Conservative MEP welcomes European Commission state-aid investigation into Hinkley Point C NEW
La Treizième Étoile 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 31 Minutes ago
Somerset Conservative MEP Julie Girling has welcomed the news that the European Commission is to open an in-depth investigation to examine whether UK plans to subsidise the construction and operation of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, Som...
SW MEP welcomes ‘historic deal’ reached on reformed EU Common Fisheries Policy NEW
La Treizième Étoile 4 Months, 1 Week, 10 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
South West Conservative MEP Julie Girling has welcomed the ‘historic deal’ to reform the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which today has been agreed by the EU Parliament and will become law on 1 January 2014. The final deal follows more than...
Kris Donaldson appointed to lead Bristol's 2015 European Green Capital programme NEW
La Treizième Étoile 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Kris Donaldson, a British, American and Australian citizen who has worked on projects all over the world, has been appointed Programme Director of European Green Capital 2015, a role which will see him lead the city’s programme of events, secure su...
MEP compares Spain to Mugabe’s Zimbabwe as diplomatic bag reportedly opened at Gibraltar border NEW
La Treizième Étoile 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The British Foreign Office has demanded an urgent explanation after a British diplomatic bag was reportedly opened and searched by Spanish Guardia Civil officers on the border with Gibraltar. The incident, which took place on Friday according to the...
Former MEP to stand again as independent 'Stop Hinkley Point' candidate in #EP2014 election NEW
La Treizième Étoile 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Richard Cottrell, an author, former HTV West reporter and Member of the European Parliament for Bristol between 1979 and 1989 (before the seats became regional), has announced he will stand in the elections to the European Parliament in May 2014. He...
BIG NEWS: In landmark vote, MEPs back call for single seat by massive majority; propose to initiate future treaty change NEW
La Treizième Étoile 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
In a landmark vote, the European Parliament today took a major step towards scrapping the notorious Strasbourg ‘Travelling Circus’. Today MEPs (in Strasbourg) adopted a report co-authored by South West Conservative MEP Ashley Fox setting out a ro...
Traditionally-caught Fal Oysters awarded EU protected PDO label NEW
La Treizième Étoile 5 Months, 7 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
An Oyster caught using traditional sailing and rowing vessels in Truro, Cornwall has gained EU protected status. The 'Fal Oyster', fished using dredges designed back in 1750, has been awarded the Protected Denomination of Origin (PDO) label as reque...
BIG NEWS: inspectors rule no evidence of Spain breaking EU law at Gibraltar border NEW
La Treizième Étoile 5 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 26 Minutes ago
The team of officials that travelled to the Gibraltar/Spain border on 25 September have delivered their report - there is no evidence that Spain broke EU law by imposing tight controls at its border with Gibraltar. In a statement during the daily ne...
Charges against @Greenpeace #Arctic30 are ‘disproportionate’ say MEPs @FreeKieron #FreeTheArctic30 NEW
La Treizième Étoile 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
During its plenary session this week in Strasbourg, the European Parliament discussed the case of the 28 Greenpeace activists and two freelance journalists detained in Russia and declared that the charges against the "Arctic 30" by the Russ...
Devon MP @olivercolvile supports calls for #Gibraltar to be awarded the George Cross NEW
La Treizième Étoile 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
A Devon member of the UK Parliament, Oliver Colvile, has given his support to calls for Gibraltar to be awarded the highest civilian honour, the George Cross, a move he says will send a send a clear message of British support to Gibraltar in the face...
Leading Lib Dem and SW MEP calls for release of Russia’s most prominent political prisoner NEW
La Treizième Étoile 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Leading Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson has called for the release of Russia’s most prominent political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky (pictured). Speaking in the European Parliament in the week that marks 10 years since Mr Khodorkovsky’s...
European Commission launches a probe into Gibraltar’s corporate tax regime NEW
La Treizième Étoile 6 Months, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The European Commission has today announced it is to launch an in-depth investigation into Gibraltar’s corporate tax regime following a complaint by Spain that it might selectively favour some businesses such as offshore companies. The Commission...