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Nick Clegg MP

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Recent updates

  • Article: Apr 17, 2014

    MEPs today voted Parliament's position on an EU proposal that aims to establish EU-wide investment funds which only invest in assets with a long-term focus.

    Following the vote Sharon Bowles, Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee said:

    "It is a well-known fact that since the financial crisis, project finance through banks has been restricted. This proposal is therefore very encouraging as it presents an alternative source of funding across the EU with a specific focus on the long-term."

  • Article: Apr 17, 2014

    Today MEPs voted through new rules on the ability of consumers and businesses to claim damages when harmed by an infringement of competition law. This followed a tough negotiation with Council, key issues of which related to disclosure of evidence and the binding effect of national decisions in other member states.

  • Article: Apr 17, 2014

    I am confident that Lib Dems will be united in welcoming today's news that Vince Cable has put out a call for evidence on a new register of arms brokers. The proposed register would introduce tougher regulations on the arms trade and is yet another historic victory for the Lib Dems in government.

    Arms brokers act as intermediaries in many arms deals by bringing together potential buyers and sellers in return for a cut of the transaction. Currently UK companies require a license before they can export military goods, but brokers are somewhat of an unknown entity. Under the proposals all brokers will have to appear on a public registry, with possible requirements to attend training courses and suitability assessments.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2014

    New figures show the rate of unemployment has fallen below 7% for the first time since the recession. The number of people out of work dropped by 77,000 in the last three months, while total employment has seen the biggest annual jump in a generation.

    There are now more people in work than ever before, with nearly 0.7 million more people in employment since this time last year, showing that the Lib Dem plan to create a million jobs is working.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2014

    The European Parliament has today voted by an overwhelming majority in favour of an EU proposal to develop key information documents for investment products known as PRIPS*.

    Commenting on today's vote Sharon Bowles MEP, who chairs the parliamentary committee responsible for shaping the proposals, said:

  • Article: Apr 15, 2014

    This evening the European Parliament will vote on the revised Markets in Financial Instruments legislation, so-called MiFID2, which now consists of a regulation and a directive.

    MiFID, in its original form and as now revised, is a comprehensive piece of securities and markets legislation that is envied by the US as being all in one place, with a single rule-maker. It is of particular importance to the UK as the centre of capital market activity for the EU and globally.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2014

    The European Parliament has approved new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient.

    Under changes pushed by Liberal Democrat MEPs, the design of lorry cabs are set to be changed to reduce the number of blind spots under the front widescreen and the side of the vehicle. The new designs would also include safer cab fronts to reduce damage caused by impacts with cyclists and pedestrians. It is thought the proposal could help prevent dozens of fatal accidents each year.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2014

    Nick Clegg has called for the publication of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war, which identifies exactly what happened in the run-up to the conflict in Iraq.

    The Chilcot report includes about 200 cabinet-level discussions, 25 notes from Tony Blair to George W Bush and more than 130 records of conversations between the former US president and Tony Blair.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2014

    MEPs today gave their seal of approval to one of the most important pieces of consumer legislation to come through this mandate of the European Parliament.

    Following today's vote, which secures the agreement the Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee negotiated with the Council, any citizen of any background legally resident in the European Union now has the right to open a bank account with basic features.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2014

    Today in the European Parliament MEPs voted through legislation to protect taxpayers from bail-outs of failing banks.

    The Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive voted through today means that in future shareholders and bondholders, not taxpayers, have to take the brunt of failure. This is in line with international work on so-called bail-in, on which the former deputy governor of the Bank of England, Paul Tucker, played a leading role.