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  • Jill Evans MEP Monthly Report
    October 2015

  • I held a well-attended fringe meeting in the Plaid Cymru Annual Conference on the EU-US trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Fire Brigades Union Regional Secretary, Cerith Griffiths, Planet magazine Editor Emily Trahair, and RCN Policy & Public Affairs Adviser Lisa Turnbull were on the panel.

  • I voted to end EU subsidies for farmers who raise bulls for use in bullfighting.

  • I met campaigners from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to offer them my support in their campaign to raise awareness of the role of exercise and sport in managing diabetes.

  • I voted for a resolution urging the Commission to take further action to ensure that the rights of EU citizens regarding electronic surveillance are properly protected, and to urge member states to grant protection to Edward Snowden as a "human rights defender".

  • I voted to reject the Commission's proposal on GMOs because it would have facilitated EU GMO authorisations by allowing member states to opt out but without legal certainty for doing so. It also failed to address the flawed risk assessment process, which is at the heart of the problem. The Commission must now come forward with a real reform that addresses these problems, as President Juncker committed to doing.

  • I voted to safeguard open internet access and end roaming surcharges.

  • I met Commissioner Andriukaitis, responsible for Health and Food Safety ,on behalf of the Thalidomide Survivors Campaign.

  • I heard from a representative from the European Route of Industrial Heritage regarding the possibility of creating new industrial heritage tourism routes in Wales. (One already runs from Aberdare to Swansea.)

  • I sponsored students from Ysgol Clywedog in conjunction with Cardiff University, to come to the European Parliament in Brussels.

  • I opened a new office in Llangefni.

  • I spoke at the Glamorgan WI’s ‘GFWI Public Affairs – 100 Years of Making an IMPACT’ event in Porthcawl on successful campaigning and making legislation happen.

    Contact Jill:

    Jill Evans MEP, European parliament 4F374 , 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.

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  • Photo: Jill Evans