Caroline Voaden MEP visits Active Plus

Caroline Voaden MEP visits Active Plus

Sometimes in the European Parliament in Brussels, it can be hard to connect with what the EU actually does on the ground to affect people’s lives back home. But I visited a project in Hayle, Cornwall, where European funding is - literally - changing lives.

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Post election speech to Renew Europe

Post election speech to Renew Europe

At the first meeting of Renew Europe after the British General Election, on Monday, December 16th, I delivered this speech to the group. I chose to speak in French because I knew if I tried in English I would not be able to deliver it without crying. A long, and very moving, standing ovation foll...

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Will systemic reform be driven by grief?

Will systemic reform be driven by grief?

I know grief. I’ve grieved for a much-loved husband and a wonderful mother. I’ve been through the depths of it. I’m familiar with the hollow, empty feeling followed by the swells of emotion - the despair, the anger, the hope, the fear, the utter devastation. And now I’m grieving not for a person,...

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Lib Dem MEPs call on Boris Johnson to release the Russia report in European Parliament debate

Lib Dem MEPs call on Boris Johnson to release the Russia report in European Parliament debate

In a debate they secured in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Liberal Democrat MEPs have warned about foreign interference in European democracies and elections, once again urging the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to publish a parliamentary intelligence and security committee report...

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MEP calls on Twitter to uphold code of conduct after CCHQ misinformation stunt

MEP calls on Twitter to uphold code of conduct after CCHQ misinformation stunt

Caroline Voaden, Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament has written to Twitter's CEO and Co-Founder Jack Dorsey calling on him to take a strong stance against a misinformation stunt staged by the Conservative Party (UK) press office Twitter account in which it posed as an impa...

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MEP calls on Boris Johnson to nominate a new EU Commissioner as EU begins legal proceedings

MEP calls on Boris Johnson to nominate a new EU Commissioner as EU begins legal proceedings

The European Union launched legal action against the UK government as Boris Johnson has failed to nominate a new EU commissioner to send to Brussels - a condition included in the extension of article 50 issued last month. In a statement the European Commission said it had issued “a formal letter ...

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Meet Caroline Voaden MEP

Caroline Voaden is one of two Liberal Democrat Members of the European Parliament for the South West of England and Gibraltar. Caroline is a freelance editor, a former Reuters journalist and former small business owner, who has lived in South Devon for 10 years.

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