Archive of: 2014
08 September 2014
"This afternoon I've chaired another meeting of the European Parliament's International Development committee. We had a good discussion with Commissioner Piebalgs about implementing EU development programmes, what they have achieved and what more can be done.
04 September 2014
As Chair of the International Development committee, I requested a discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza as a first priority for the new Parliamentary year.
17 July 2014
As the new chair of the European Parliament’s International Development Committee, Linda addressed MEPs in Strasbourg today, calling on the EU and its member states to be at the forefront of the campaign to find Nigeria’s missing schoolgirls.
08 July 2014
The European Commission has announced that the White Rose Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project at Drax power station is the winner of its NER300 competition, awarding it 300 million euros.
02 July 2014
Yorkshire and the Humber holidaymakers will be able to check maps, look up tourist attractions and call home for less this summer, with European mobile phone charges slashed from 1st July. The costs of sending texts, making and receiving calls and data roaming are all coming down as the EU looks to abolish data roaming charges completely by 2016 - once agreement has been reached between EU governments.
01 July 2014
Linda was nominated by her colleagues in the European Parliamentary Labour party to be the chair of the International Development Committee, in an EPLP meeting late last night.