Labour MEPs vote for tougher action on food fraud

burgerLabour MEPs last week voted for the mandatory introduction of country of origin labelling for meat contained in processed foods.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“One year on from the horsemeat scandal, Labour’s MEPs are …

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Making EU migration fair for all

iStock_000002390337Small The recent debate around EU migration has sadly descended into scaremongering. This is an important topic and it deserves to be debated properly. First to put it into context, research published in December finds that free movement across Europe is …

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Labour MEP votes to support Fair Trade

fair trade bananEast Midlands Euro MP Glenis Willmott voted this week for new European rules that will make it easier for public authorities across the Region to buy Fair Trade produce.

Glenis said: “These new laws – for fairer public procurement -  …

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Start using EU funding – Labour call

UK & EU working togetherLocal Euro MP Glenis Willmott today called on the UK government to start funding programmes under the EU’s new budget as soon as possible.

Glenis, Labour MEP for the East Midlands said;   “We’re already into the new EU funding period …

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How local boy with cancer helped change European law

SamwhiteWhen Pam and Mike White’s son Sam was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 12, it was the start of a remarkable journey.

Determined to improve awareness and treatment for other children and teenagers suffering from rare …

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Labour MEP brokers historic deal on clinical trial transparency

clinical trials microscopePharmaceutical companies and academic researchers will be obliged to upload the results of all their European clinical trials to a publicly accessible database, if a deal reached this week is approved.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader in Europe, who has …

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Labour support deep-sea conservation, while Tories vote against

fishing trawlerA proposed ban on deep-sea trawling narrowly failed to be adopted in the European Parliament yesterday, as a result of Tory MEPs & right wing allies voting it down.

Labour MEPs supported the ban, which would have phased out trawling …

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Anger at top bosses “soaring” pay

Successful business man sitting on money stairsNews that incomes of Britain’s top bosses have risen substantially, while most people are still struggling, has angered an East Midlands MEP.

A recent report by Income Data Services shows that while the basic pay of FTSE 100 Directors has …

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Action demanded on public health concerns

GW seriousA local Euro MP is calling for Europe-wide action on two major health issues.

Glenis Willmott, who leads on public health for Labour in the European Parliament, is calling for greater attention to be given to Hepatitis B & C …

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Welcome for cigarette U-turn

Cig Packaging2A local Euro MP today welcomed the news that the government will now go ahead with plans to introduce “plain” cigarette packaging in the UK – reversing their previous stance.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader in Europe and European Parliament …

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