Labour MEP calls for progress on Medical Devices Regulation

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AA Labour MEP has called on the European Council to push forward with work on a proposed new Medical Devices Regulation. Glenis Willmott MEP, who is leading the European Parliament’s work on the proposed law, used an appearance of the …

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Labour MEP demands EU action over “modern slavery” conditions for agency workers

GMB Agency WorkersAn East Midlands MEP has called for the EU to take urgent action over the pay and conditions of agency workers, after hearing first hand from workers and trade union representatives of the dreadful conditions they have been subjected to.…

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UK government follows Labour MEPs’ lead on plain cigarette packaging laws

cig 2Labour MEPs have welcomed today’s announcement that, despite a number of U-turns, the UK government has agreed to move forward with the plain packaging of cigarettes. Questions have been asked, though, about why it has taken the government so long …

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Labour MEP welcomes EU investment in former Derbyshire colliery site

An East Midlands MEP has welcomed a £6 million investment from the EU into a former colliery site near Bolsover that has been derelict for decades. Thanks to a project led by Derbyshire County Council, the site is being transformed …

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Labour MEP leads calls for origin labelling for meat in processed foods

Baked Pasta Ready MealLabour MEP has led a vote in the European Parliament’s environment, health and food safety committee calling for the origin of meat in all processed foods to be clearly labelled.

Glenis Willmott MEP co-sponsored the resolution calling for mandatory country …

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Labour MEP delighted at lifting of EU mango ban

green mangoesAn East Midlands MEP is delighted and relieved after EU chiefs announced today that a ban on Indian mangoes will be lifted. The ban was put in place during May 2014 over concerns of fruit flies contaminating shipments. After “significant …

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Labour’s continued commitment to making UK thrive in Europe

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Today Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander MP, met with the French Foreign Minister to discuss the EU. This demonstrates Labour’s continued commitment to making the UK thrive in Europe.

Glenis Willmott MEP, the Labour Leader in Europe said:

“Labour …

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Labour MEP challenges Commission on wild animals in circuses

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An East Midlands MEP has challenged the EU’s laws on keeping animals in captivity and asked if the Commission would consider a ban on wild animals in circuses. Zoos across the EU must take part in research or training to …

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Labour MEP demands answers from Juncker after verdict on Amazon’s Luxembourg love in

gw picLabour MEPs demanded fresh answers from European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker following today’s damning report into Luxembourg’s tax regime during his reign as prime minister.

In a preliminary finding, the Commission says Amazon’s tax arrangements in Luxembourg probably constitute “state …

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Labour MEP calls for end to poverty related diseases

Anneliese DODDS, Catherine STIHLER, Linda McAVAN, Seb DANCE, Glenis WILLMOTT, Richard HOWITT, Paul BRANNEN, Lucy ANDERSON, David MARTIN, Julie WARD, Theresa GRIFFIN, Jude KIRTON-DARLING.

Glenis Willmott MEP and Labour MEPs in Europe have launched an international campaign this week with the aim to eradicate extreme poverty across the globe. Glenis is calling for ambitious targets to be set, known as Sustainable Development Goals, to …

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