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The European Commission today revealed the price of sending its officials to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. It cost €590,000 (£475,000) to send five Commissioners, including Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and their entourage of over 60 to Rio.

The meeting, which ends today in the Brazilian city which hosted the first Earth Summit 20 years […]

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A London Conservative MEP today launched a withering attack on an EU committee’s attempts to portray climate change as a feminist issue.

London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis described the move by the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee as “bonkers, baseless and bad for women”.

She was responding to a report entitled “Women and […]

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Conservative MEPs today helped block EU proposals which would have seen fuel duty sky-rocket, especially for diesel.

Conservatives supported an amendment to exempt motor fuels from proposals aimed to restructure the way energy products are taxed taking into account CO2 emissions.

Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, said:

“I often worry that those who want […]

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-The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted today on a draft report on “Women and Climate Change”. An amendment to the committee’s opinion was tabled by Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans and Finnish Green MEP stating that “population growth has an impact on greenhouse gas emissions and highlights the need to adequately respond to any unmet […]

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