Archive for March, 2016

Emma pushes Commission to prioritise steel in G20 meetings

Emma McClarkin MEP, lead Conservative member for the International Trade Committee, has this week written to the European Commission to once again highlight the need for urgent action to tackle cheap Chinese exports of steel. The East Midlands MEP, who follows EU-China trade relations in the European Parliament, has written the letter in the context …Continue Reading

East Midlands MEP wins award for Sports campaigning

Last night, East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin was announced as the Sport and Physical Activity MEP of the year at the Parliament Magazine’s annual MEP Awards. The award recognised her campaigning on sports issues such as the need for FIFA to be more democratic, accountable and transparent, along with her continued promotion of grassroots …Continue Reading

Emma McClarkin MEP: “Commission must reprioritise and help East Midlands drink industry export to SE Asia”

East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin, while speaking at the launch of a new Trade report yesterday, called for more to be done to open up trade links with South East Asia in particular for the beverage industry in the East Midlands. The EU has concluded agreements with Vietnam and Singapore in recent times but these …Continue Reading

TTIP is an opportunity for the NHS, not a threat

I believe that trade benefits everyone and I work hard in the European Parliament to further our trade relationships with other countries around the world. The EU – who has all trade powers to negotiate deals -does so with the specific exemption of public services from trade agreements. Public services are ALWAYS excluded from trade …Continue Reading

Local MEP Emma McClarkin to launch Commonwealth initiative in Brussels

At a reception in Brussels to celebrate Commonwealth Day on Monday, East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin will launch her initiative for The Commonwealth Forum; a Brussels based association which allows and encourages Commonwealth nations, diplomats, individuals and institutions to come together to promote the interests of the global organisation. The aim of the forum is …Continue Reading

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