Archive for September, 2016

Emma McClarkin MEP hosts Commonwealth Forum roundtable discussion on EU and ACP relations

This afternoon, Chairman of the Commonwealth Forum Emma McClarkin MEP hosted a roundtable discussion in the European Parliament to discuss EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) relations. The discussion welcomed Ambassadors and representatives from a host of Brussels-based ACP nations, as well as The European Commission, and also included three Commonwealth Vice-Chairmen: Eleni …Continue Reading

Emma McClarkin MEP to address WTO Forum

This year’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) Forum starts today in Geneva, under the main topic of “Inclusive Trade”. Experts from a wide range of public and private organisations will debate how individuals and small businesses can access the global trading system and benefit from it at a time when global growth is slowing. East Midlands …Continue Reading

Emma McClarkin MEP calls for action to tackle illegal wildlife trade

East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin has today, on World Rhino Day, spoken of the need to tackle illegal wild life at all stages of the supply chain, starting with the preservation on the ground in Africa. The 17th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is taking place in Johannesburg, South …Continue Reading

Emma McClarkin MEP fights against an EU Army

East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin has today attacked plans and aspirations for an EU Army as outlined in a Parliamentary report – plans which were dismissed during the EU referendum as pure “scaremongering”. The European Parliament is currently compiling a report entitled “A European Defence Union”. This report is aimed at improving defence cooperation between …Continue Reading

Emma McClarkin MEP begins campaign to tackle wildlife trafficking

A report proposing how trade agreements and tools could be used to combat wildlife trafficking will be introduced in the European Parliament by East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin in December. She spoke today on the need for a comprehensive action plan to combat this illicit trade, following new figures from the Great Elephant Census which …Continue Reading

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