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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 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 48 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 2 Months, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 8 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 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 35 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 3 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 5 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 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 15 Hours, 39 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 4 Months, 4 Days, 6 Hours 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 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 57 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 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 46 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 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 56 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 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 1 Minute 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 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 9 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 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 41 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 6 Months, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 31 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 6 Months, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 49 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 6 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 21 Hours 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 7 Months, 8 Hours, 44 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 7 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 12 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 7 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 49 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 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 36 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 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 11 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...