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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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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Glenis “Shows Her Hand” for justice for Thalidomide survivors

thalodomide moleculeAn East Midlands Euro MP met representatives from Thalidomide survivors’ Show Your Hand organisation this week to discuss how she can continue to support their campaign.

Show Your Hand is campaigning for Grünenthal, the German company that originally developed Thalidomide, …

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Tory MEPs vote to delay action on tobacco marketing tactics

With the government’s decision to backtrack on standardised tobacco packaging being debated in Westminster, Tory MEPs in Brussels cast the deciding votes to delay progress on EU legislation to protect children from tobacco marketing tactics.

 Glenis Willmott, Labour MEPs’ spokesperson …

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World No Tobacco Day 2013

cig 2Today is World No Tobacco Day – a World Health Organisation initiative that aims to raise awareness of the devastating health effects of tobacco use. 

The focus for 2013 is on advertising and promotion of tobacco products.  Globally, tobacco use …

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Labour MEP’s campaign to open up clinical trials takes giant step forward

antiCalls from medical researchers to make clinical trials less bureaucratic and more transparent came closer to reality today as legislation to simplify application procedures passed the first hurdle in the European Parliament.

The changes proposed by Labour MEP Glenis Willmott, …

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New drug trials to be debated tomorrow

antiNew proposals for testing drugs and medical treatments will be debated by Euro MPs for the first time in Brussels tomorrow (Tuesday)

The Environment & Public Health Committee of the European Parliament will be discussing proposals put forward by local …

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Euro MP and local action against obesity


Labour MEP Glenis Willmott will hear at first hand some of the initiatives being undertaken by local organisations to reduce obesity, and will outline some of the work she is involved in at European level in the area of public …

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MEP to see cancer screening programmes at the Royal Derby Hospital

Local MEP Glenis Willmott will see cancer screening at first hand when she visits the Royal Derby Hospital this Friday (8 June).

Formerly a medical scientist with the NHS, Glenis has a long term interest in health matters and is …

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Europe can help address the “quieter crisis”

Europe can provide real added value to some of the problems arising from ageing populations, local MEP Glenis Willmott has said.

Mrs Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands said: “While the economic crisis loudly rumbles on, a much quieter …

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