About: Molly Scott Cato

Agrifood 17-04-2018

Stakeholders call for strong enforcement to combat unfair trade practices

EU lawmakers and farmers have welcomed the European Commission’s rules on unfair trade practices but have called for “strong” enforcement to protect the weakest parts of the food supply chain.
Agrifood 13-03-2017

After the CAP: What future for British agri-trade ?

With Article 50 set to be triggered this month, negotiations will begin on Britain’s exit from the EU.
Euro & Finance 02-02-2017

Greens slam Commission for blocking Panama Papers probe

MEPs from the Greens/EFA group voiced frustration today (2 February) with being blocked in their investigation of the Panama Papers and on the ways in which money laundering and tax evasion are made possible in the European Union.
Brexit 04-01-2017

UK promises scrapping ‘three-crops’ farm rule post-Brexit

The UK’s new agriculture minister has promised a major scrapping of EU farming regulation - including key green measures - after it leaves the bloc.
Climate change 16-03-2016

Resignation of EDF finance chief shows new UK nuclear plant ‘a dead duck’

Five years on from the Fukushima, the human and environmental impacts of the disaster  continue to grow in scale, writes UK Green MEP Molly Scott-Cato.
Debate: The future of organic farming in the EU
Agrifood 26-02-2016

Debate: The future of organic agriculture in the EU

Organic plays an increasing role in EU agriculture. There's also an ongoing trialogue negotiation on organic regulation review among the Parliament, Commission and the Member States.
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Agrifood 10-11-2015

CAP in the UK: How would ‘Brexit’ affect British farming?

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was most recently reformed in 2013, including incentives for farmers to invest in ‘green’ practices, innovation and support for young farmers. A European Commission review in 2016 will aim to simplify these reforms.
Euro & Finance 24-09-2015

Finance ministers show willing to work with tax rulings committee

The European Parliament's TAXE committee interviewed the French, Italian, German and Spanish finance ministers on 22 September. They promised to work quickly to adopt the Tax Rulings Directive. EURACTIV France reports
Public Affairs 08-06-2015

Lying to get ISDS through the European Parliament

BusinessEurope, and especially its Director Genernal, should be factual and truthful when lobbying the European Parliament on ISDS and TTIP, argue Bart Staes and Molly Scott Cato.
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Economy & Jobs 21-01-2015

Molly Scott Cato: new money will create economic activity, but won’t solve the crisis

Ahead of an expected announcement by the European Central Bank of a bond-buying programme, on Thursday, Green MEP Molly Scott Cato said that “creating new money is not the solution” to Europe's debt crisis.
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Euro & Finance 18-12-2014

Exploring the €315bn EU investment plan

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker last week provided details of his plan to mobilise €315bn of public and private investment over the next five years to revive Europe’s economy. Just €21bn of initial public money is intended to lift 15 times as much in capital, a leverage ratio that many have already dismissed as unrealistic. Juncker has cited transport infrastructure, energy efficiency and schools’ IT as among the types of projects he envisages the money being spent on.