Archive for 2010

East Midlands MEP backs calls for the European Citizens Initiative

Emma McClarkin MEP today voted to create a European Citizens Initiative, which would allow European citizens to establish petitions to the European Commission. It is an opportunity to increase democratic participation, to strengthen the links between citizens and politicians, and to foster greater debate about the direction the EU is taking. However, the original proposal …Continue Reading

Conservative MEP concerned about the establishment of the European Heritage Label

Emma McClarkin MEP today voted on a new European Heritage Label, which seeks to promote the rich and diverse culture and heritage across the European Union and support historical sites in their funding and future development. However, Miss McClarkin stressed that the new label does pose a number of concerns. For a start, funding for …Continue Reading

Health inequalities a tragedy and a burden to Member States and the EU, says Conservative MEP

East Midlands MEP, Emma McClarkin, held her first exchange of views in the European Parliament today – discussing her report for the Internal Market committee on reducing health inequalities across the EU. The report forms part of legislation that seeks to highlight and address the causes and practical consequences of the varying health levels of …Continue Reading

EU budget does not reflect the times in which we live

The position taken by the European Parliament today regarding the 2011 EU budget is a poor reflection of the austerity period that many EU states including the UK are going through says Emma McClarkin East Midlands Conservative MEP The parliament voted predominantly to endorse the position of the budgets committee, which pushed for a 5.8 …Continue Reading

Visit to University of Leicester, agenda to include a visit to Politics department and the Faculty of Genetics

To explore the Academic opportunities within the East Midlands

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