Labour MEP demands trade deal protection for NHS

Very large 3D render of blended US and EU flags.A Labour MEP has called on the EU’s new trade chief to exclude public services like the NHS from a major EU-US trade deal.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, said:

“The NHS is one of Britain’s treasured …

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Labour MEP defends traffic light labelling as Commission launches proceedings against UK

GROUP S&DA Labour MEP today attacked the European Commission’s “foolish plans” to launch proceedings against the UK for use of the traffic light food labelling system.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s European spokesperson on health …

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Labour MEP calls for tougher action on Ebola crisis

EbolaA Labour MEP has expressed concern at the increasing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and has co-written a resolution calling on the EU to do more to help.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, said:…

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Labour MEP to lead medical devices overhaul

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AGlenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, has been chosen to lead the European Parliament’s work on new legislation on medical devices.

The update to the EU legislation follows a number of scandals involving medical devices.

Glenis Willmott MEP …

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EU must act to give young people a future

Low Paid Young PeopleRecent figures released by the Resolution Foundation show that young people in the UK are increasingly stuck in low-paid jobs, often on temporary contracts that offer no security and few prospects for the future.

29% of workers aged 21-30 are …

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Juncker should reverse decision on medicines shake up

Glenis Willmott, a leading MEP on health, has lambasted plans for pharmaceuticals and medical devices to be overseen by the Industry Commissioner in Juncker’s new team.

“I find it hard to believe. Medicines and medical devices are first and foremost …

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Labour MEP leads discussion on better alcohol labelling

IMG_2776coopA Labour MEP is leading calls for more consumer-friendly alcohol labelling, and has hosted an event in the European Parliament looking at the issue.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, said:

“It is vital that we give consumers …

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Tackling LGBTI discrimination in healthcare

Gay couple enjoying summerLesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people sadly still face discrimination in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. We know the problems that remain with bullying in schools, discrimination in the workplace, and violent homophobic and transphobic attacks. What we …

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Sun, sea and safeguards: Your EU rights on holiday

family featuredWe all know what a welcome break a holiday can be, but also what nightmares it can cause if things don’t go to plan. From flight cancellations to medical emergencies, so many things can threaten your trip abroad. Luckily there’s …

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Cameron’s reshuffle is cause for concern

Labour MEP expresses concern at Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle which shows he is in complete disarray over the issue of Europe.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, said:

“Yesterday’s reshuffle shows that Cameron is completely confused on which direction …

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