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Former MEP - Rock’s staunchest supporter in Europe - awarded Freedom of Gibraltar NEW
La Treizième Étoile 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Former Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson has been awarded the Freedom of the City of Gibraltar – the Rock’s highest honour – at a ceremony held on the Rock’s National Day, Wednesday 10 September. Sir Graham, who served Gibraltar for mor...
Region's first Green MEP pays first visit to the Rock of Gibraltar NEW
La Treizième Étoile 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 23 Minutes ago
The newly-elected Green MEP for the South West and Gibraltar Molly Scott Cato is clearly wasting little time in getting stuck in to her new position as this week she paid her first visit to Gibraltar. Speaking to Your Gibraltar TV about her visit t...
New SW Green MEP makes debut speech in European Parliament, criticises Blair NEW
La Treizième Étoile 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
The South West’s first Green MEP Molly Scott Cato has wasted little time in getting involved in the European Parliament proceedings and making her debut in the House as she rose today in the first Strasbourg session of the new legislature to interv...
Outgoing MEP calls for ‘experienced, pragmatist’ Lansley as next Commissioner NEW
La Treizième Étoile 4 Months, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, the former South West Conservative MEP Giles Chichester has called for the nomination of Andrew Lansley, the current leader of the House of Commons, as the next UK European Commissioner. Writing with fellow former...
History made as the South West elects its first ever Green MEP at the expense of its longest-serving Lib Dem MEP of 20 years NEW
La Treizième Étoile 5 Months, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
• Greens win their first ever MEP in the South West of England and Gibraltar • Sir Graham Watson loses seat after representing region for 20 years • 65% of voters in Gibraltar voted for the Liberal Democrats • Tories and UKIP miss out on thir...
Editorial: why the European elections matter for the South West, and who should you vote for on 22 May NEW
La Treizième Étoile 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Tomorrow, Thursday 22 May 2014, voters in the South West of England and Gibraltar will be given the chance to elect their members of the European Parliament for the next five years until 2019. This is an important election, not least because the Euro...
'If you go on holiday, never tell anyone you're an MEP', SW MEP tells the Guardian NEW
La Treizième Étoile 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 25 Minutes ago
South West Conservative MEP Julie Girling is in the Guardian this week talking about her working week as an MEP as part of the newspapers’ collaboration feature about Europe. In her piece (wrongly named as Julia Girling) she admits that “being an...
‘Of course Gibraltar is in the EU’, says European Commission President Barroso NEW
La Treizième Étoile 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 13 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
On 11 February, Spanish Green MEP Iñaki Irazabalbeitia Fernández submitted a written question to the European Commission in which he asked: “What is the status of Gibraltar with respect to the European Union?” adding “Does the Commission inte...
Jamie Oliver’s apprenticeship scheme in Cornwall wins EU funds best practice prize NEW
La Treizième Étoile 7 Months, 21 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Jamie Oliver’s restaurant Fifteen in Watergate Bay near Newquay, Cornwall, has been recognised by the European Union as a model for others by being awarded a RegioStars 2014 prize, an award being billed as the EU regional funding ‘Oscars’. The...
EU-funded conservation effort brings local South Devon bird back from extinction NEW
La Treizième Étoile 7 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
A South Devon bird which faced extinction in the 1980s is now starting to recover thanks to an EU-funded recovery programme. Thanks to the European Rural Development stewardship fund which began in 2003 and CAP agri-environment funding, the RSPB and...
MEP 'deeply frustrated' UK didn't apply for emergency EU funds to help flood clear-up NEW
La Treizième Étoile 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
One of the region’s MEPs Sir Graham Watson is ‘deeply frustrated’ at reports that the Government will not be submitting an application for emergency EU funds following the flooding in the region. Sir Graham, who is based in Langport in the Som...
Lib Dem MEP accuses UKIP of hypocrisy hosting its Conference in EU-funded venue NEW
La Treizième Étoile 8 Months, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson has accused UKIP, the political party advocating full independence from the EU, of hypocrisy as it kicks off its annual Conference today at the English Riviera Centre in Torquay, a venue that has received more t...
SW UKIP MEP Trevor Colman exposed by @FactcheckEU as peddling an 'extreme whopper' lie about EU NEW
La Treizième Étoile 8 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 46 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 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 23 Hours, 51 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 9 Months, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 59 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 9 Months, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 31 Minutes 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 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 21 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 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 39 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 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 50 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 10 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 34 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...