Answers demanded on “the new Thalidomide.”

Pill bottlesA Labour MEP has taken up the cause of families affected by a drug – originally prescribed for epilepsy – which some are calling “The new Thalidomide.”

Alerted to the issue by Notts mum Catherine Cox, East Midlands Euro MP …

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Labour MEPs call on UK government to back full country of origin labelling of meat

COOL picLabour MEPs today demanded full information for consumers on where their meat comes from.

Under EU rules now coming into force, cuts of meat must label the country of origin – but the question remains how extensive that information should …

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Tackling financial market abuse

iStock_000000494106XSmall (1)Labour’s Leader in Europe has welcomed the Parliament’s decision to introduce criminal sanctions for insider dealing and other financial market abuse across the EU.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP representing the East Midlands said:

“This is a major step forward in …

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MEP demand for clear information on meat

british beefA local MEP has demanded that the all meat should have full country of origin labelling.

Supported by other MEPs on the European Parliament Committee on Environment and Food Safety, Glenis Willmott objected to a decision made by the UK …

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Clinical trials transparency deal passes key vote

file folder labeled "confidential" in filing cabinetPharmaceutical companies and academic researchers will be obliged to upload the results of all their European clinical trials to a publicly accessible database, under a deal approved by a European Parliament committee today.

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

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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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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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