Call for more women on company boards

Chairs in a meeting roomAt least four out of ten Directors on Company Boards should be women.

That was the message from the European Parliament last week.

Glenis Willmott, Leader of Labour’s MEPs, who supported the call for greater representation, said:

“The picture at …

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EU budget deal will mean vital investment for East Midlands

STRAS VOTE.cropLabour MEPs have voted to support a deal on Europe’s new long-term budget to last from 2014-2020.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, said: “Although the deal is not perfect, it will still provide vital funding, helping to …

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Europe’s plans for agriculture “weak and unambitious”

cows-curiousAn East Midlands Euro MP has described new plans to reform Europe’s Common Agricultural policy as “weak and unambitious.”

Glenis Willmott led Labour MEPs yesterday in voting against the agreement on the future of the CAP, as the European Parliament …

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Glenis “Shows Her Hand” for justice for Thalidomide survivors

thalodomide moleculeAn East Midlands Euro MP met representatives from Thalidomide survivors’ Show Your Hand organisation this week to discuss how she can continue to support their campaign.

Show Your Hand is campaigning for Grünenthal, the German company that originally developed Thalidomide, …

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Loss of library services to hit disadvantaged groups hardest

girl on a computer - libraryA Euro MP has warned that cuts to library services across Europe could have a damaging effect on disadvantaged groups.

She said: “Employment, lifelong learning, and social inclusion are all key objectives for the EU.   And for many local communities …

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European Parliament discusses future of transfats

glenis chairToday Glenis Willmott MEP will host a session of the European Parliament’s Health Working Group, looking at the issue of transfats.

Despite being linked to a number of health problems, transfats are often added to processed foods to increase shelf …

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Glenis joins the fight against breast cancer

Glenis WILLMOTT, Linda McAVANGlenis joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest (and pinkest!) fundraiser, Wear it Pink day.

Over the last 10 years Wear it Pink has raised a staggering £23 million and today, people will …

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Labour backs further protection for businesses from misleading practices

Discussing papersLabour’s MEPs yesterday voted for further action and additional measures to support businesses affected by misleading market practices.

The European Parliament has called for companies who repeatedly carry out misleading market practices to be blacklisted.   Labour supports the exclusion of …

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Labour MEPs vote for patient safety while Tories oppose stronger regulation

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AIn Strasbourg yesterday, Labour MEPs voted for tougher regulation of medical devices following recent scandals – while Tory MEPs opposed action to safeguard patients’ health.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader in Europe, said: ”The PiP scandal shows we needed tougher …

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Labour MEPs ensure blacklisting is illegal under EU law

Hard Hat istockLabour MEPs have ensured there is not doubt that blacklisting is illegal under EU law, securing reinforced protection from blacklisting.

The European Parliament’s justice and civil liberties committee voted last night on reforms to EU data protection law. Labour managed …

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