Archive for 2017

Emma McClarkin MEP makes the case for pursuing ambitious trade deals with a 21st century approach 

Addressing the Transatlantic Policy Network in Washington DC, alongside Members of the US Congress and Senators of the Republic of Mexico, Miss McClarkin argued that we need innovation to make the most out of the opportunities that the collaborative economy has to offer. The Conservative Coordinator on the International Trade Committee said: “Trade has always …Continue Reading

Emma McClarkin MEP leads successful calls for Free Trade Agreement with Australia and New Zealand

Emma McClarkin MEP, Conservative Spokesperson for International Trade, yesterday spoke to fellow MEPs on the importance of negotiating a landmark trade deal between the European Union and the two nations. These remarks were well received by her counter parts across the political spectrum, and are encouraging signs for the talks to come. In her speech, …Continue Reading

Emma McClarkin MEP shows support for improved EU legislation on spirits

Emma McClarkin today confirmed her support for new and improved EU legislation concerning the presentation, use of name and protection of geographical indications for spirits. This came as part of a committee meeting on the topic, which has great importance for a number of member states due to the crucial role of spirits in the …Continue Reading

Emma McClarkin MEP welcomes the “important” EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement

Conservative Spokesperson for International Trade, Emma McClarkin MEP, today threw her support behind the news that the EU and Japan have agreed a free trade agreement. It was announced on the eve of the G20 meeting in Hamburg that both parties have signed the political agreement, with only a few outstanding issues left to be …Continue Reading

The benefits of Free Trade

Yesterday evening, I addressed spiritsEuropes’ Annual Trade Review alongside Australian Ambassador to the EU, Dr Mark Higgie, and Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmstrom to discuss the positives of free trade and what policymakers can do to enable our SME’s in particular to increase their exports. As the European Conservatives Coordinator for International Trade this is …Continue Reading

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