Archive for 2012
20 December 2012 - As new EU legislation comes into force in January that aims to improve the welfare of animals used in experiments, Keith Taylor MEP welcomes the Home Office’s decision not to weaken UK standards.
17 December 2012- Keith has written to the Guardian over the hyprocrisy of Conservative and Liberal Democrat MEPs in relation to animal transport and stopping live animal exports from the UK.
13 December 2012- The European Parliament has failed to put citizens' health at the heart of its approach to airports and has ridden roughshod over the hundreds of thousands of EU citizens afflicted by airport noise, says Keith Taylor, the Green MEP for South East England.
12 December 2012 - Live animal exports from the UK will continue after MEPs rejected a bid by Greens to set a strict eight-hour time limit on the transportation of live animals to slaughter.
10 December 2012 - Keith Taylor, the Green MEP for South East England, has called on the Department for Health to facilitate a fair and unbiased process that will allow local authorities to decide whether or not to add or remove fluoride to drinking water.
6 December 2012 -Today, Keith co-hosted an event with animal welfare organisation Four Paws in the European Parliament to promote and support the ‘Kiss animal tested cosmetics goodbye’ campaign.
6 December 2012 - Keith visited Woking-based community project Action Surrey last week to hear about their work promoting low carbon living and reducing energy bills.
6 December 2012 -Keith received a group of politics students yesterday, as part of their visit to the European Parliament. The students were from Esher Sixth Form College, in Surrey, part of Keith's constituency.
4 December 2012 - Yesterday, in the Parliament's Petitions committee, Keith spoke in favour of a petition that is highly critical of the European Food Safety Authority's decision making on GMOs. EFSA is tasked with carrying out risk assessments regarding food and feed safety, and routinely makes recommendations and decisions affecting the health of millions of EU citizens.
30 November 2012 - Keith Taylor MEP visits Winchester to support a formal complaint to the European Commission.
Download a copy of Keith’s leaflet about his work on food issues: Our Food.
28 November 2012- Keith and colleague Jean Lambert, Green MEP for London, have written to The Guardian and The Independent supporting Palestine's bid for UN observer status.
26 November 2012 - Following another appalling incident this week involving live animals exported from Ramsgate port, Keith Taylor MEP [...]
Response to the Department of Health’s consultation on the fluoridation of drinking water Letter to Commission regarding the artificial fluoridation [...]
23 November 2012 - Keith, along with other UK MEPs, sent a letter to The Guardian criticising the EU's cuts to the global aid budget
22 November 2012 - Keith has today welcomed a vote by the European Parliament which supports proposed legislation to ban the cruel practice of shark finning.
21 November 2012 - The European Parliament today adopted a report which raises health and environmental concerns about the impact of ‘fracking’ for shale gas and calls for a ban on fracking in sensitive areas.
21 November 2012 - Keith is calling on people across the South East to add their support to a new Europe-wide petition which calls for 20mph speed limits in urban areas.
Letter to Irish Prime Minister following the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, November 2012 Letter to Commission about death threats received by human rights [...]
My political group in the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA group, have many objectives we would like to see met [...]
To read about the work of Caroline Lucas, Green MEP for the South East from 1999 to May 2010 you can visit her archived website.