Local MEP helping take Thalidomide campaign to European level

STRAS EP BLDG1An East Midlands MEP is supporting Thalidomide survivors in their campaign for the company that developed the drug to finally pay compensation to all those affected.

Labour MEP, Glenis Willmott, has been working with the Thalidomide Trust’s Show Your Hand

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Cameron must stand up to his backbenchers

David-Cameron-460_1001511c-11Government reports issued today demonstrate David Cameron must do what is right for British jobs and businesses by standing up to his backbenchers and firmly defending Britain’s membership of the EU.

That is the message from Labour MEPs as the …

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Labour MEP calls for EU action on alcohol

 woman in a supermarket comparing two wines“Europe drinks more alcohol than any other region in the world,” said Glenis Willmott, Labour Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands.  “We need to take action not only in the UK, but also at European level.

“One …

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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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