Archive for 2011

Correspondence about Kazakhstan

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 | Correspondence
Letter to the Kazakh President regarding human rights abuses in Zhanaozen 

After High Court ruling Green MEP asks European Commission to take tough action on UK’s dirty air

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 | News
21 December 2011 - Keith has written to European Environment Commissioner Potočnik following last week’s ruling at the High Court which declared that it was the responsibility of the European Commission to hold the UK to account for its failure to meet air pollution limits.

Keith calls for a Directive on the Welfare of Cattle, Sheep and Ducks

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 | News
20 December 2011 -Today Keith called for the need for better animal welfare regulation through species specific legislation.

Keith welcomes tightening of export controls on drugs used for lethal injections

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 | News
20 December 2011 - Keith today welcomed the news that the EU has strengthened its export controls on drugs that can be used in lethal injections.

Green MEP calls for swift action to end keeping hens in barren battery cages

Monday, December 19th, 2011 | News
19 December 2011 - Keith Taylor has called on the European Commission to take swift action to ensure a new law which bans hens being kept in barren battery cages from 1 January next year is enforced across the EU.

Euro MEP calls for enforcement to protect Europe’s wild birds

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 | News
15 December 2011 - Keith Taylor has today called on the European Commission to take urgent action to bring an end to the illegal hunting of wild bird populations in Italy.

European Parliament stands up for people of Western Sahara

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 | News
14 December 2011 - The European Parliament today voted not to give its consent to a controversial EU-Morocco fisheries agreement.

Resolution – Situation of women in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 | In the Parliament
Joint motion for a resolution on the situation of women in Afghanistan and Pakistan (adopted) Greens/EFA motion for a resolution on the [...]

Keith welcomes Esher College students to parliament in Brussels

Thursday, December 8th, 2011 | News
8 December 2011 - Keith Taylor, Green MEP for Surrey and the South East, last week welcomed Politics students from Esher College to the parliament in Brussels.

Green Euro-MP calls for more action on air pollution in Reading

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 | News
7 December 2011 - Keith Taylor, the Green MEP for Berkshire and the South East, recently visited one of Reading’s pollution hotspots to raise awareness of the high levels of air pollution in the town.

Keith calls for fairer practices in the food industry

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 | News
6 December 2011 - In an informal MEP working group today Keith called for fairer practices in the food industry

A week in the life…

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 | News
6 December 2011 - Public Service Europe has published a diary piece, ‘A week in the life of Keith Taylor’, on their website. Read it here.

EU laws to protect environment must not be weakened in planning reforms

Friday, December 2nd, 2011 | News
2 December 2011 - Follwoing George Osborne's comments on the government's proposed changes to UK planning laws and the need to weaken the implementation of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives, Keith has sent a letter to The Telegraph.

Correspondence about Bradley Manning

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 | Correspondence
Letter to US authorities about the detention of Bradley Manning

Government sticks its head in the sand over Isle of Grain airport plans

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 | News
29 November 2011 - Keith has responded to the Chancellor’s announcement today that the government "will explore all the options for maintaining the UK's aviation hub status”.

Keith says no to corporations suing governments

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 | News
29 November 2011 - In a meeting with the European Commission this morning, Keith raised concerns over the lack of transparency of Investor to State Dispute Settlement mechanisms (ISDS) which the Commission are proposing to include in upcoming trade agreements with third countries.

Parliamentary questions – Health and safety in agriculture

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 | In the Parliament
Health and safety concerns in the agricultural sector

Keith to speak out against live exports at Broadstairs public meeting today

Saturday, November 26th, 2011 | News
26 November 2011 - Keith will call on Defra to explain if transportation conditions are being monitored and whether they meet EU animal transportation standards.

Stop Ramsgate’s Cruel Live Exports Now, Broadstairs, 26th November 2011

Saturday, November 26th, 2011 | Speech
I am very pleased to be here today. I met many campaigners on an extremely windy day this month in [...]

Green MEP backs calls for lower speeds in Shinfield

Friday, November 25th, 2011 | News
25 November 2011 - Keith Taylor, the Green MEP for Berkshire and the South East is visiting Shinfield today to support local people’s calls for lower speed limits and safer streets.

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.