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  • Jill Evans MEP Monthly Report
    February 2013
    In Wales

  • Jill met the director of the Storey Arms Outdoor Centre in the Brecon Beacons to oppose Cardiff City Council’s plans to cut its funding for the centre. Despite a campaign the Labour Council cut the centre's funding by almost 100%. The centre serves thousands of children from schools and youth centres, as well as groups from across Europe.

  • Jill was the guest speaker at the Caernarfon and Pontypridd branches of Merched y Wawr about her work as a Member of the European Parliament.

  • Jill dealt with enquiries from constituents on subjects including animal welfare, Cardiff airport, environmental health, the tobacco directive and planning.

  • Jill is carrying out a survey of Welsh farmers on the implementation of the electronic tagging of sheep (EID).

    In the European Parliament

  • Jill continued to lobby and raise awareness of the disastrous effects on Wales of cutting the EU budget.

  • Ahead of the vote on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, Jill campaigned for a more local approach as a more effective way of promoting sustainable fishing and supporting Wales's coastal communities.

  • Jill gave her backing to the “Safe and Sound” campaign, warning that silent electric and hybrid vehicles are a danger unless an artificial engine noise is added.

  • Following the horsemeat scandal Jill repeated her calls to buy locally sourced meat to boost the Welsh economy and help the environment.

  • Jill hosted the Farmer’s Union of Wales annual breakfast in the European Parliament in Brussels to showcase high quality Welsh produce and draw attention to the importance of an agriculture policy that continues to support Welsh farmers.

  • Jill organised a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels for pupils and staff from St. Cenydd’s School, Caerffili.

  • Jill had a meeting with Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister of Scotland to discuss the independence referendum and how Plaid can help.

  • Jill made statements on the EU budget improving access to finance for SMEs, guide-lines for the employment policies of the Member States, Common Fisheries Policy, combatting violence against women and girls and VAT fraud.

    Other

  • Jill took part in the Expo Languages Festival in Paris to promote the Welsh language.

  • Jill took part in a public debate on sovereignty and the right to decide, held at the Marco Museum in Vigo, Galicia. She also met the mayor of Pontevedra to study their model of sustainable intermodal transport.

    Spring 2013 Report

    Jill's latest Spring 2013 Report is available to download from her website here. If you’d prefer a printed version please contact her office on 01443 441395 or contact@jillevans.net.

    Publication request

    During and since Spring Conference, Jill’s received many requests for the publication, “The Ascent of Autonomous Nations, The Institutional Advantages of being an EU member state.” If you’d like a copy please contact her office on 01443 441395 or contact@jillevans.net.

    Media Highlights

    The majority of February’s media interviews and coverage focused on the ‘horsemeat scandal’, the cuts in the European budget and cuts being introduced by Labour-run councils in Wales.

    Contact Jill:

    Jill Evans MEP, European parliament 8H153, Wiertz-Straat, B-1047, Brussel
    Tel: 00 322 284 5103 E:jill.evans@ep.europa.eu

    Jill Evans MEP, 45 Gelligaled Road, Ystrad, Rhondda, CF41 7RQ
    Tel: 01443 441395 E: jill.evans@ep.europa.eu

    Jill Evans MEP, Plaid Cymru, Regent Street, Wrecsam, LL11 1RE
    Tel: 01978 365570 E: jill.evans@ep.europa.eu

    Ends.

  • Photo: Jill Evans