May’s divided, Brextremist government means we start negotiations on the back foot

In two years’ time, it is likely Britain will have left the European Union, but what kind of new relationship will we have with the rest of the EU? And how should the government go about achieving the best deal? …

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East Midlands MEP votes for stronger EU crackdown on “barbaric” trade in seal products

Labour MEPs will vote today to strengthen the EU ban on the trade in seal products, bringing it in to line with World Trade Organisation (WTO) standards.

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

“Since the existing EU …

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Accessible Europe?

Family on beach]#This summer many of us are planning a well-earned break, and thousands of Britons will be heading elsewhere in Europe. EU membership has some brilliant benefits for travellers, with visa-less travel throughout the EU for citizens of member states, free …

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A “Neverendum” on Europe

cameuThe coming referendum on whether Britain should remain a member of the European Union should be a defining moment about Britain’s place in the world; yet the process leading up to it is shrouded in secrecy and confusion, and the …

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Local MEP calls for action on dementia and Alzheimer’s

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An East Midlands MEP has joined calls for a European-wide action to promote the rights, dignity and independence of people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The Glasgow Declaration, co-ordinated by the Alzheimer Europe group, is asking that the EU …

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30 year anniversary of the end of the miners’ strike

miners' strikeAn East Midlands MEP is reflecting on the 30 year anniversary of the end of the 1984-85 miners’ strike which has shaped many parts of the region ever since. On 3rd March 1985, the National Union of Mineworkers voted …

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70 years on from Auschwitz liberation: an unrecognisable Europe of peace

AuschwitzToday, Tuesday 27th January, marks 70 years to the day since the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by Allied forces. It is estimated that over one million people lost their lives at that one camp before it was liberated …

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The European Year for Development 2015: a year of opportunity for access to medicines

Access to medicines saves livesLabour MEPs are leading the push for international action against poverty, and poverty-related diseases. We need to make sure the European Year for Development is a European year of action.

We have achieved a lot through the United Nations Millennium …

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Labour’s continued commitment to making UK thrive in Europe

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Today Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, Douglas Alexander MP, met with the French Foreign Minister to discuss the EU. This demonstrates Labour’s continued commitment to making the UK thrive in Europe.

Glenis Willmott MEP, the Labour Leader in Europe said:

“Labour …

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After the wait, Cameron leaves us with more uncertainty

EU UK FlagsCameron has finally delivered his much anticipated speech on Europe.  Thanks to the long wait, we largely knew what he was going to say before he actually said it.  Nevertheless, where we might have hoped for more detail and clarification, …

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