Archive for Press Releases

Camp Liberty Under Attack

Last night in a despicable act of terrorism it is estimated that 20 Iranian Opposition members were killed in a series of missile strikes on a political exile camp on the outskirts of Baghdad in Iraq. Camp Liberty, a former US Military Base and home to exiled Iranian opposition members, has been in operation since …Continue Reading

East Midlands MEP welcomes Holiday protection extension for ‘Linked’ travel arrangements

Today the European Parliament voted on, and passed, legislation that will level the playing field in terms of protection for holidaymakers whether they buy a package holiday from a travel agency or online, from one company or from a variety. In 2013, 183 million citizens visited an online travel website, with 23% of the holiday …Continue Reading

MEP warns end of roaming charges could threaten online child safety

East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin has highlighted the hidden cost of ending mobile roaming and how it disarms parents online, potentially posing a threat to online child safety. Today the European Parliament voted on a package to end roaming charges, improving the portability of telecommunications in Europe. However, in this package were measures to heighten …Continue Reading

Anti-bullying initiative supported by local Conservative MEP

Conservative MEP for the East Midlands, Emma McClarkin, has this week signed a Written Declaration calling for new measures to tackle bullying. The declaration calls on The European Council to encourage Member States to undertake appropriate actions and measures, in an effort to reduce bullying across Europe. It will be forwarded, along with the name …Continue Reading

Local engineering company praised by East Midlands MEP

Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin praised local engineering firm JJ Churchill Ltd today, during a visit to hear about how European legislation affects their business. Founded on Christmas Day in 1937, the company relocated to Market Bosworth in 1941, where it has been ever since. The firm has a highly-skilled workforce of approx. 130 employees, and …Continue Reading

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