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  • Geoffrey backs clearer food labelling

    Shoppers will be able to make better informed, healthier choices as the result of new EU food labelling rules approved by MEPs on Wednesday. Local MEP Geoffrey Van Orden backed the new rules that will give consumers greater information regarding country of origin for meat, and the nutritional qualities of the food that they eat.

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    • Speaking out against EU meddling in local road safety issues

      Geoffrey has condemned EU proposals to start interfering in local road safety matters, imposing 20mph limits in all residential areas.

      This measure is one of a package of “strong recommendations” passed by the European Parliament this week (27 September). However, the proposals have no legislative impact at this stage.

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      • The beginning of the end of the Common Fisheries Policy

        Long-awaited proposals to overhaul the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) have been unveiled by the European Commission yesterday (13 July). Fisheries Commissioner Damanaki conceded that the Common Fisheries Policy had not worked - it did not sustain fish stocks and meant that Europe had to rely on imports for two-thirds of its fish requirements.

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        • Tory MEPs fight EU grab for more money

          The current annual budget of the EU is £125 billion (€140 billion). There is now a push to significantly increase this - by at least 5% - during the next 7-year financial period.

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          • UKIP MEP comes over to the Tories

            David Campbell-Bannerman MEP has today (24 May) announced that he is leaving UKIP and joining the Conservative Party. He is a former Chairman of UKIP and has been one of two UKIP MEPs for the East of England since 2009.

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