Archive for 2015

East Midlands MEP calls for real EU action to help the steel industry

East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has pledged to continue fighting for effective European action to help the steel industry after Conservatives voted against proposed measures they fear could spark a trade war with China. The European Parliament this week approved a report calling for the introduction of a complex system of border measures on …Continue Reading

Sir Christopher Hatton pupils welcome MEP to Orchard House

Northamptonshire’s Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin visited Sir Christopher Hatton Academy in Wellingborough today for a tour of their sixth form block, Orchard House. Miss McClarkin was invited by the Head of the school governors, Fergus McDonald, to see the block, which opened in 2014, after she helped them to obtain the go-ahead to purchase the …Continue Reading

MEP’s Christmas Cards to help Heart Link

East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin will once again use her festive Christmas Cards to support the great work of a local charity. It is a Christmas tradition of Miss McClarkin to support a regional charity by using Card Aid, which ensures a portion of the costs is donated to charity. Miss McClarkin has this year …Continue Reading

Conservatives calls for answers on EU-China steel discussions

International Trade Spokesman Emma McClarkin has urged the European Commission to provide answers over the state of talks between the EU and China on allegations of “dumping” in the steel sector. The East Midlands MEP has tabled a so-called “priority question” to the European Commission, following reports that the US trade officials have set up …Continue Reading

Improved access to TTIP documents a welcome move, say Conservatives

Conservative MEPs have welcomed today’s announcement that all MEPs will have access to all categories of confidential documents relating to the proposed EU-US trade agreement, TTIP. Under the agreement struck with the European Commission, MEPs will be able to access the confidential documents – known as “consolidated texts” – in a secure reading room in …Continue Reading

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