About: Margrete Auken

Europe’s ‘historic moment’ on plastics bags contested by industry advocates

As lawmakers reached agreement this week to limit the use of plastic bags across Europe, industry voices warned that such rules will have a negative impact on trade in Europe's internal market.

Ex-Tory MP entangled in EU plastic bag lobbying row

A former Tory MP who is now working for a leading plastic manufacturer is facing claims the business is exploiting its employees' links to the British Conservatives to block a ban on plastic bags at European Union level. 
EU Elections 2014 04-07-2014

Greens back Farage in row over EU Parliament chairs

The European Greens have backed their arch-rival Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), in a row over the distribution of committee chairs in the European Parliament, saying his Eurosceptic group is being denied a chairmanship it deserves.

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