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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Cameron must learn lessons after MEPs vote in Juncker as Commission President

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, called on David Cameron to learn from his failure to stop Jean-Claude Juncker after MEPs today voted him in as the next European Commission President.

The vote, in which Mrs Willmott opposed …

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Labour MEPs elected to top jobs in European Parliament

Labour MEPs were yesterday elected to key positions in the European Parliament.

Claude Moraes MEP is the new chair of the Civil Liberties Committee, and Linda McAvan MEP is the new chair of the Development Committee. Three Labour MEPs have …

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Labour MEP slams Cameron’s EU summit humiliation

cameron merkelLabour MEP attacks David Cameron’s total failure of leadership at last week’s EU summit.
 
Glenis Willmott, East Midlands Labour MEP said:
 
“This represents another EU humiliation for David Cameron, an abject failure of leadership. His errors of judgement and diplomatic …

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Labour MEPs deliver cheaper roaming charges for holidaymakers

roaming charge picEast Midlands holidaymakers will be able to send home holiday snaps for less this summer, with European data roaming charges slashed in half from today.
 
The costs of sending texts, and making and receiving calls will also come down. And …

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