Industry commissioner fails to explain why medical devices were taken out of health

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AIndustry and internal market commissioner-designate Elżbieta Bieńkowska failed to explain why pharmaceutical and medical devices were taken out of the health portfolio when questioned by MEPs today.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s European spokesperson …

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Labour MEP challenges new Commissioner on better labelling

meatoriginUKlowresA Labour MEP has questioned Vytenis Andriukaitis, the proposed European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, on country of origin information for meat in processed foods and calorie labelling on alcohol, as MEPs grill Commissioner candidates in Brussels this week.…

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Labour MEP demands trade deal protection for NHS

Very large 3D render of blended US and EU flags.A Labour MEP has called on the EU’s new trade chief to exclude public services like the NHS from a major EU-US trade deal.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, said:

“The NHS is one of Britain’s treasured …

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Labour MEP defends traffic light labelling as Commission launches proceedings against UK

GROUP S&DA Labour MEP today attacked the European Commission’s “foolish plans” to launch proceedings against the UK for use of the traffic light food labelling system.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s European spokesperson on health …

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Labour MEP calls for tougher action on Ebola crisis

EbolaA Labour MEP has expressed concern at the increasing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and has co-written a resolution calling on the EU to do more to help.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, said:…

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Labour MEP to lead medical devices overhaul

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AGlenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, has been chosen to lead the European Parliament’s work on new legislation on medical devices.

The update to the EU legislation follows a number of scandals involving medical devices.

Glenis Willmott MEP …

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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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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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