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  • Jill Evans MEP Monthly Report
    January 2012

  • Interviewed by Sky News after writing to the US government concerning the treatment of Bradley Manning.

  • Welcomed Corsican MEP Francois Alfonsi and Corsican journalists to Cardiff to study Welsh language policies and visit the Senedd.

  • Gave evidence at the hearing in Rhyl on Denbighshire Council’s Local Development Plan, and specifically against the concentration of new housing development in Bodelwyddan which would have a serious impact on the local community and language and culture.

  • Secured a commitment from Martin Schultz, newly-elected President of the European Parliament, to retable the issue of the interpretation of ‘co-official’ languages like Welsh in the parliament.

  • Held a press conference to welcome new MEP Ana Miranda of Galicia to the EFA group. She replaces the Catalan member, Oriol Junqueras.

  • Co-hosted the annual Farmers’ Union of Wales breakfast in the European Parliament in Brussels to promote Welsh produce and healthy eating.

  • Appointed a new assistant in my Brussels office to replace Sara Davies who leaves in February. Scarlett Butler will start work on 1st March.

    Ends.

  • Photo: Jill Evans