MEPs back report to tackle energy poverty

Over 200,00energy-poverty-em-fb0 households in the East Midlands are living in energy poverty. This week the European Parliament voted for a Labour report calling on energy companies to pass on falling wholesale prices to consumers.

The report calls for the …

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Missing Children’s Day- A call for urgent action

Readers wPrintill be shocked to learn that one million children go missing every year in Europe.

This week marks International Missing Children’s Day and we all have a moral duty to do everything we can to help protect children …

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Local human rights campaigner facing 7 years in Thai prison

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A British human rights campaigner, Andy Hall, is facing up to 7 years in a Thai prison for raising instances of modern slavery in Thailand. Labour MEPs have been calling for all charges against Andy to be dropped immediately and …

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EU membership is vital for our security

iStock_000006127667XSmallThis week, Labour MEPs voted to strengthen Europol, the EU wide law enforcement agency. The new rules will enhance the investigatory powers of Europol, making it easier to set up specialised units to react to emerging threats, while also increasing …

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Local MEP calls for country of origin labelling for milk

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A local Euro MP has table a resolution to the European Parliament calling for all meat and dairy products to be labelled with their country of origin.

Under EU rules, it’s already mandatory to label most fresh meat with the …

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Local MEP calls for EU investment to support Rolls-Royce jobs in Derby

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Local Labour MEP, Dame Glenis Willmott, hosted a top level European Aerospace event calling on the EU and the aerospace industry to work together to protect local jobs in Derby.

This week’s event was attended by top decision makers in …

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EU legislation critical for protecting millions of workers

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Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) and the UN’s World Day for Safety at Work. This marks a time for us to pay our respects to the 100,000 people across the EU and the 2 million people worldwide who …

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NFU backing for EU welcome but no surprise given farmers and consumers reap huge benefits from UK membership

Commenting Tractoron yesterday’s decision by the NFU to back the campaign for Britain to stay in the EU, local Labour MEP, Dame Glenis Willmott, said:

“I am delighted our farmers have decided to back the call for Britain to stay …

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Data protection: protecting fundamental rights and keeping people safe

Data profile folder labeled "confidential" in filing cabinettection is all about finding the balance. We need to protect our fundamental rights, but also ensure the safety of people across the EU.

This week MEPs voted through the EU data protection package and we now have …

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Local Labour MEP supports EU’s Erasmus+ student exchange scheme to include more disadvantaged young people

Local Labour MEerasmus-vet-fbP, Dame Glenis Willmott, voted this week for a report calling for the EU’s Erasmus+ student exchange programme to be extended to more disadvantaged young people, for example those in vocational training, who cannot currently access the …

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