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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

SOUTH EAST MEP CONDEMNS THE NUMBER OF EU NATIONALS LEFT IN LEGAL LIMBO

Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East of England, has condemned the news, revealed by official figures, that over one hundred thousand EU nationals living in the region have not been offered permanent residency in the UK. The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of leaving local families from the EU in “legal … Continue reading SOUTH EAST MEP CONDEMNS THE NUMBER OF EU NATIONALS LEFT IN LEGAL LIMBO

SOUTH EAST MEP SUPPORTS AMBITIOUS £10,000 SKILLS WALLET PLEDGE

Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East and Spokesperson for Education in Europe, has given her backing to what the party has offered as its vision for a “new era of learning throughout life”. The concept entails the creation of an ambitious Skills Wallet. This will give every adult £10,000 to spend on … Continue reading SOUTH EAST MEP SUPPORTS AMBITIOUS £10,000 SKILLS WALLET PLEDGE

LIB DEM MEP EDUCATION SPOKESPERSON WELCOMES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR UK STUDENTS

Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East and Spokesperson for Education in Europe, has today welcomed the news that the European Commission has called for an additional €3bn worth of funding for the 2020 Erasmus+ programme, a 12% increase from 2019. Most notably, Erasmus+ provides funding for university students and apprentices to live, … Continue reading LIB DEM MEP EDUCATION SPOKESPERSON WELCOMES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR UK STUDENTS

MEP Life 19: history, diplomacy and Korean travels

This past week or so I have had a chance to immerse myself in Korean culture leading a multiparty learning visit to South Korea. Like many people I am sure, I have read the headlines and am aware of ongoing conflicts and some of the news linked to the Korean Peninsular. Last year at Newbury … Continue reading MEP Life 19: history, diplomacy and Korean travels

Speech from Berlin Wall 30- on 6th November 2019

Hello. It is wonderful to be back in Berlin. I have always appreciated the warmth with which I have been greeted when visiting Germany - and it has been no different today. So, thank you for inviting me to join this conference – and thank you for coming this evening. I am a newly elected … Continue reading Speech from Berlin Wall 30- on 6th November 2019