EPLife- A view from Judith’s UK team in Brussels

Hello, Felix here from Judith’s UK team! Recently I had the chance to join Judith’s Brussels office team for a week. I thought I’d take over her blog this week and fill you in on some of the things I got up to! To begin with, the European Parliament is a pretty remarkable place. If … Continue reading EPLife- A view from Judith’s UK team in Brussels

South East MEP urges Cypriot Minister of Justice to review case of British Teenager;

Letter to George Saviddes Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for South East England, has written to the Cypriot Minister of Justice and Public Order, George L. Savvides, in relation to the case of the British teenager who was recently convicted of 'public mischief'. The letter, which has been co-signed by a number of her colleagues … Continue reading South East MEP urges Cypriot Minister of Justice to review case of British Teenager;

MEP Life 23- and the work goes on…

Hello. Welcome back to MEPLife. Thank you for reading. I am sure you will understand if I come back to the election, the result and Brexit in a future message. This blog is about the work that has been going on behind the scenes. One of the huge differences about the European Parliament and Westminster … Continue reading MEP Life 23- and the work goes on…

Speech in ITRE about European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Thank you. So I speak here as the rapporteur on the opinion on the CULT committee, so I come at it from the education angle. But, you know, given my interest in science and technology and industry and so on, I also have ITRE ambitions in mind. So I have a few points. My first … Continue reading Speech in ITRE about European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

CULT questions to the European Institution of Innovation and Technology :04/12/2019

On Wednesday I had the opportunity to ask questions of the European Institution of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as part of my role as the rapporteur for CULT on the Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA). Put simply I am reviewing the impacts of the new proposals for EIT to continue in a wider capacity and am … Continue reading CULT questions to the European Institution of Innovation and Technology :04/12/2019

MEP Life 22- Commissioners, Budget and Europe wide Climate Emergency

Hello everybody and thanks, once again, for stopping by and taking the time to read MepLife. Work in the European Parliament powers on and, as you know, I use my newsletter, this weekly blog and the podcast I do with Caroline Voaden to shine a light on them. If you have views about the things … Continue reading MEP Life 22- Commissioners, Budget and Europe wide Climate Emergency

UK YOUNGSTERS TO GAIN ACCESS TO €2.8bn FUNDING FROM EU

Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East of England, has welcomed the news that the European Parliament has this afternoon approved €2.8bn additional funding for the Erasmus+ programme, which provides financial and logistical support for EU students to live, train and study abroad. Judith Bunting, the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education, apprenticeship campaigner and … Continue reading UK YOUNGSTERS TO GAIN ACCESS TO €2.8bn FUNDING FROM EU

MEPLife 21- EU4U positives that the EU brings us!

This week I wanted to share with you, here, what are the best, most important things the European Union offers the UK: Peace, Security, Carbon Targets, Erasmus+, Horizon Europe, Data Roaming, Regional Development, Agricultural Guarantee Fund, Sustainable Fishing, EU Solidarity Fund for Natural Disasters, Tariff Free Trade with 27 countries, Jobs, Cross-border Trade, Jobs, a … Continue reading MEPLife 21- EU4U positives that the EU brings us!

MEP Life 20; Culture, Innovation, and toppling walls

WELCOME BACK. This week MEP Life has been all about the 30th year since the fall of the Berlin Wall. In my previous life as a documentary producer, I was lucky enough to travel a bit; telling science stories that were exciting and often important. In 1991, not long after the Berlin Wall came down, … Continue reading MEP Life 20; Culture, Innovation, and toppling walls

LUX Film Festival in Bath

Hi there! Chris from Judith’s team here. On Thursday, I had the chance to attend the FilmBath Festival with Judith. This festival is held to showcase the wide-ranging diversity of films made across the world. I love blockbusters, don’t get me wrong, but it’s amazing to see something out of the ordinary. They showcase foreign … Continue reading LUX Film Festival in Bath