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EU legislation is crucial in protecting UK’s most threatened bird species - July 29th, 2015
29th July 2015 – According to new research by the RSPB, BirdLife International and Durham University, the European Union’s Birds [...]
Half a million respond to EU Commission nature review - July 24th, 2015
24th July 2015 – The total number of people urging the European Commission to maintain and enforce EU nature legislation [...]
Statement from Keith on Government bees announcement - July 23rd, 2015
23rd July 2015 – The Government has just agreed to allow farmers to plant oilseed rape seeds treated with currently [...]
Green MEP comments on expected live animal exports tonight at Ramsgate Port - July 23rd, 2015
23rd July – On hearing news from local campaign group ‘Kent Action Against Live Exports’ (Kaale) that the export of [...]
Keith welcomes outcome of key air pollution vote in Parliament’s Environment Committee - July 16th, 2015
16th July 2015 – Keith welcomed the outcome of yesterday’s vote by the European Parliament’s ‘Environment, Public Health and Food Safety’ committee [...]
Postponed fox hunting vote is a “cynical manipulation of our democracy” - July 14th, 2015
14th July 2015 – A vote planned for tomorrow in the House of Commons on Tory proposals to amend the Hunting Act [...]
Keith explains why he voted against the TTIP resolution - July 9th, 2015
9th July 2015 – Under direct pressure from its President Martin Schulz, the European Parliament yesterday adopted its recommendations on [...]
Thousands of South East residents say no to trade deal - July 8th, 2015
8th July 2015 – The European Parliament today adopted a report setting out its position on TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade [...]
Climate doesn’t allow for third runway at Heathrow - July 1st, 2015
1st July 2015 – Following the release of the Airports Commission’s final report this morning, which has recommended building a [...]
Reject new runway urge campaigners on eve of airports announcement - June 30th, 2015
Keith Taylor, Green MEP for South East England, and a vocal opponent of airport expansion – has coordinated a letter [...]
MEP caught up in Channel Tunnel delays calls stop to “demonisation of migrants” - June 24th, 2015
After being delayed for over 4 hours yesterday at Dover because of a Calais Port strike, Keith Taylor, Green Party [...]
Keith wins EU animal welfare award - June 18th, 2015
June 18 2015 – Eurogroup4Animals presented an awards ceremony yesterday in recognition of contributions made to animal welfare at its [...]
Good night – good train! A plea to revitalise European night trains - June 17th, 2015
June 17 2015 – Within the rail industry, over-night services have been a trademark and feature characteristic of European travel [...]
European Parliament TTIP vote postponed because of “huge public pressure” say Green MEPs - June 9th, 2015
June 9 2015 – In unusual circumstances, the planned vote in the European Parliament on TTIP tomorrow (The Transatlantic Trade [...]
Staying in the EU “guarantees a better future for UK” say Greens - June 9th, 2015
June 9 2015 With MPs scheduled to debate the EU referendum bill at second reading today in the House of [...]
Urgent action needed to prevent stray dog suffering across Europe - May 29th, 2015
29th May – Hundreds of thousands of dogs are living as strays across Europe after being abandoned or born on [...]
Keith speaks on mitigating air pollution from bulldozers and other machinery - May 28th, 2015
Yesterday, Keith Taylor MEP spoke at a debate organised by non-profit organisations Transport & Environment (T&E), Friends of the Earth [...]
Air pollution impacts of airport expansion unlawful and damaging to health - May 28th, 2015
The devastating effects of air pollution caused by airport expansion at either Heathrow or Gatwick are highlighted in the Surrey [...]
Green MEP reaction to European Parliament conflict minerals vote - May 20th, 2015
EU legislation aimed at preventing conflict minerals in supply chains was voted through today by MEPs in the European Parliament.  Greens [...]
Greens call for compassion in EU migration debate today - May 20th, 2015
MEPs will give their views on the European Agenda on Migration presented by the Commission in a debate with Vice-President [...]
European nature protection laws under threat claim Greens - May 19th, 2015
Green MEPs have expressed alarm at a review of nature laws being carried out by the European Commission. The EU Birds [...]
​Green MEP comments on Supreme Court air pollution ruling - May 1st, 2015
May 1 – The Supreme Court has ordered the Government to come up with new plans to ensure the UK [...]
Keith blogs for SHOUT (Social Housing Under Threat): Our least affordable cities - April 30th, 2015
April 30 – Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP for South East England, recently launched a new report entitled ‘Everyone knows [...]
Keith hosts sustainable urban mobility evening in Parliament - April 17th, 2015
April 17 – On Monday, Keith Taylor, Green MEP for South East England, hosted a sustainable urban mobility reception in [...]
An update from Brussels on where things are at with TTIP - April 15th, 2015
April 15 – Many people are wondering where things are at with TTIP – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU-US trade deal) [...]
​Green MEP lambasts Tories Right to Buy announcement - April 14th, 2015
April 14 – Keith Taylor, Green MEP for South East England, has slammed the Tories’ policy announcements today to extend [...]
​Green MEP calls for day of ‘free public transport’ to combat air pollution - April 10th, 2015
April 10 - Keith calls for public transport to be made free within cities and towns across South East England today to combat the very extreme levels of air pollution.
Oil discovery is an opportunity to debate keeping fossil fuels in the ground - April 9th, 2015
9 April  – UK Oil & Gas Investments (UKOG) have said today that they have discovered an oilfield near Gatwick [...]
South East England braces itself for extreme air pollution levels on Friday - April 8th, 2015
8 April – The South East of England is expected to suffer from very extreme levels of air pollution this [...]
Keith coordinates calls for ban on foie gras in European Parliament - March 26th, 2015
26 March - Today, Keith sent a letter to the President of the European Parliament, calling for a complete ban on the sale of foie gras to be put in place in the European Parliament on animal welfare grounds.