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  • Sixth-formers visit local MEP in Brussels

    Conservative MEP Geoffrey Van Orden welcomed a group from Saffron Walden County High School into the European Parliament on Thursday (30 January), where they were able to hear firsthand about the workings of the EU institutions, British policies on Europe and how their MEP works on behalf of the people of Essex.

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    • Axing the Strasbourg Circus

      For years now, Conservative MEPs have been using every possible device to try and bring an end to the wasteful Strasbourg travelling circus. The European Parliament is required by treaty to hold 12 sessions a year in a second seat in Strasbourg.

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      • The EU Referendum Bill

        The Second Reading of the EU (Referendum) Bill has passed today in the House of Lords without a vote. This follows initial passage through the House of Commons, and it will now move to Committee stage in the Lords.

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        • Our fishing industry - new threat to discard ban

          In a surprise eleventh hour intervention, Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki has scuppered any chance of a timely deal on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), the third and final key pillar of fisheries reforms in the EU.

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          • Local MEP welcomes latest success in pushing back EU federalism as Cameron kills off EU military ambitions

            The East of England has a large military presence and so defence decisions are important.  At a key summit in Brussels on 19 December, Prime Minister David Cameron effectively killed off EU ambitions for an “EU Army”.

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