Tariffs on EU steel and aluminium will fail to address the global overcapacity and cost European citizens and businesses, says Emma McClarkin MEP.

“I am extremely disappointed that both the EU and the US did not find a permanent deal to exempt European businesses from the tariffs on steel and aluminium. The United Kingdom and the European Union are close security allies of the United States and the close cooperation between the UK, the EU and the US …Continue Reading

Global Britain can refresh the Commonwealth for people worldwide – Emma McClarkin MEP, Chair of the Commonwealth Forum in Brussels.

As heads of government from 53 Commonwealth nations convene in London and Windsor for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, now is the opportunity to define ‘Global Britain’ in the eyes of 2.4billion Commonwealth Citizens – one third of the world’s population. It is crucial that the world understands what to expect from Global Britain …Continue Reading

Australia must be the UK’s no.1 target post-Brexit

It is 10,545 miles from London to Canberra, but along with the over 670,000 Brits visiting annually, when I arrive into Australia for the Commonwealth Games and parallel Commonwealth Forum, I feel at home. Since the landing of the First Fleet in 1788, our intertwined fortunes have fostered a shared outlook on many global issues, …Continue Reading

Emma McClarkin MEP welcomes agreement between the UK and EU

The UK and EU negotiating teams have today announced that an agreement has been reached on the UK-EU implementation period, citizens rights and the financial settlement. Today’s announcement represents a landmark deal, securing the rights of UK and EU citizens up to December 2020, whilst allowing the UK to prepare for its future through trade …Continue Reading

Tariffs are not the answer to global oversupply of steel

UK must protect its industry from President Trump’s steel and aluminium tariffs, Emma McClarkin MEP told the European Parliament today. Speaking in the Parliament’s debate on the US’s decision, Conservative Joint Trade Spokesman Miss McClarkin said: “I regret the US’s decision and the impact that it will have on the UK’s industry and it is …Continue Reading

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