Archive for 2011

East Midlands MEP condemns £200m EU propaganda plan

Plans to spend more than £200 million promoting “better understanding of the EU” were unveiled by the European Commission today. Against a background of financial turmoil in the eurozone and austerity measures across the continent, commission vice-president Viviane Reding announced a “Europe for Citizens” programme. It will set out to help people “become aware of …Continue Reading

EU dairy agreement strengthens farmers

The sometimes strained relationship between farmers and the companies they supply to should be clearer and farmers’ positions strengthened after MEPs and national governments reached a deal on the dairy package this morning. East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin welcomed the agreement which responds to the concerns of dairy farmers across the EU who feel that …Continue Reading

EU quad-bike rules mustn’t penalise farmers, East Midlands MEP warns

Proposed EU rules aimed at making quad bikes safer could have a severe knock-on effect on the costs of Utility All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) used on many farms, East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has warned. Miss McClarkin said: “Quad bikes are used for many different purposes and they should not all be lumped together, as …Continue Reading

MEP Joins Bikers’ Rally in Brussels

As a number of bikers descended on Brussels today to warn against draconian legislation affecting new motorbikes, East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin joined them on the ride to the European Parliament, and said she believed that the bikers’ concerns are being heard and hopes they will be reflected in the final law. The EU is …Continue Reading

Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce hears from local MEP

East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has this week met Leicestershire businessmen to explain how MEPs can help them get their views heard by politicians in the European Parliament and in the European Commission. Speaking at a lunch organised by Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce at Leicestershire’s newest Hotel, the Radisson Blu at East Midlands Airport, …Continue Reading

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