Tuesday, 20th March 2012 – Brussels – Robert Sturdy, MEP for the East of England, has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to back Britain’s beer and pub sector by calling time on planned punitive tax increases in the Budget. The move follows new figures showing the huge impact brewing and pubs have on [...]
Archive for March, 2012
Wednesday 15th March 2012 – Robert Sturdy, East of England MEP and Vice-Chairman of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee talks to the Farmers Guardian on EU-USA trade dispute.
Strasbourg, 14th March 2012 — The labour of 215 million children worldwide is used in producing cocoa beans for chocolate, candles, pharmaceuticals and make up; and a better product labelling system is needed to empower consumers to vote against it with their wallets, Robert Sturdy MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists group international trade spokesman, said [...]
Wednesday, 14th March – Strasbourg – Conservative MEPs today welcomed the ending of a long-running food-trade war as a significant step forward in trans-Atlantic relations. The European Parliament sitting in Strasbourg voted to allow the importation of high-quality beef from the United States and Canada on a zero-duty tariff rate. The move is seen as [...]
Robert Sturdy, MEP for the East of England, has signed up to a national campaign by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and has become a Real-Life Entrepreneur Champion. Robert signed the FSB’s pledge at the recent Going Global Conference in Cambridge that Mr. Sturdy organised [...]