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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Labour MEP welcomes EU protection for victims of violence

domestic abuseVictims of violence will now benefit from extra protection thanks to new EU rules which came into force this week. Restraining, protecting and barring orders will now be easily recognised outside their country of origin, which will ensure that protection …

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Labour MEP welcomes compulsory palm oil labelling

Palm Oil InfographicA change in European law made by an East Midlands MEP will mean all products containing palm oil must be clearly labelled. The new requirements will come into force on 13 December and follow concerns from many consumers about unsustainable …

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Labour MEP Jumps for Dystonia!

Glenis and Vytenis Andriukaitis 2An East Midlands MEP has taken up the challenge to jump for dystonia and organised a photo shoot in the European Parliament to raise awareness of this little known brain disease. More than half a million people across Europe, including …

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Cameron fails to answer key questions on EU reform

cameron merkelDavid Cameron has failed to reveal how he will rebuild the alliances he needs in Europe to deliver EU reform, and has no answers on tackling the exploitation of migrant labour and the undercutting of wages, Labour MEPs warned today.…

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Labour MEP says Juncker must take urgent action on tax avoidance

Piles of eurosA Labour MEP has criticised European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for his record on tax avoidance and has called on him to clamp down on it in the EU. Mr Juncker was grilled by MEPs yesterday after it was claimed …

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Labour MEP welcomes Ed Miliband’s CBI speech

IMG_8196Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, has voiced her support for Ed Miliband’s speech to the Confederation of British Industry today. He told its annual conference that a shake-up of the British economy is needed to address the …

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Labour MEP says future Ebola vaccine must be affordable, with open access to research


Labour MEP Glenis Willmott, chair of the European Parliament Access to Medicines working group, today called for any Ebola vaccine to be affordable, with open access to the research.

Mrs Willmott was responding to the €280 million pledge for research …

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Labour MEP receives Outstanding Leadership Award

IMAG2014Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, will today receive the Award for Outstanding Leadership from the Belgian Association of Clinical Researchers. The award recognises Ms Willmott’s extensive work on encouraging medical research and ensuring full transparency of clinical …

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