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  • Jill Evans MEP Monthly Report
    September 2014
    In Wales

  • Spoke at the Think German Schools Conference in Swansea.

  • Spoke at the Drape the Drones day in Aberporth.

  • Met Asiant Capital to discuss funding opportunities to Wales.

  • Met Western Power Distribution to discuss the Brechfa Forest Connection.

    In the European Parliament

  • I Attended the Greens/EFA group hearing for Jean Claude Juncker where he was questions on his priorities for the coming EU Commission. He took a pragmatic approach to the Scottish Independence referendum and was supportive of a EU-wide minimum income. As such I voted in favour of his election during the plenary session in Strasbourg.

  • Met with members of the Thalidomide Campaign to discuss further steps on the EU level to achieve justice for survivors.

  • Welcomed the Leanne Wood and the Plaid Cymru Shadow cabinet to Brussels for meetings with European Commission officials, European Parliament Transport Committee, EFA MEPs as well as Welsh offices based here in Brussels. Discussed a range of issues including culture, social policy, fisheries, agriculture and transport.

  • Met with Welsh Government Finance minister Jane Hutt AM.

  • Met with the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Welsh Assembly David Melding.

  • Spoke at the panel discussion on Investing in quality education with the ETUC.

  • Met Stephen James, President of NFU Cymru and NFU Cymru’s new Director, John Mercer.

  • Met Meirion Prys Jones Chief Executive of the European Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD) and Sioned Eleri Jones.

  • The new parliament requires there to be a re-establishment of the intergroups, which are cross-party policy-specific groups. I have supported the re-establishment of the intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages.

  • Re-established the co-operative approach to the work of the Welsh MEPs in the Parliament by the monthly meetings. On matters that we all agree, we will work together in the interest of Wales. To date, Nathan Gill has declined to attend.

  • Welcomed Gemma Kentish, Lowri Davies and Megan Llewelyn on Work Experience in Brussels.

    Future Plans

  • My membership of the Culture and Education Committee and my substitute membership of the Transport and Tourism Committee will allow for a refocusing of my work, pushing for better support for Welsh infrastructure, our tourism industry, making Welsh an official EU language and how to support our thriving creative industries.

  • Strong focus on the potential impact of the TTIP, and will continue to monitor the progress of the EU Commission’s negotiations with the US as far as is possible.

  • Continue the work on Environmental and Agricultural issues as well as matters raised by constituents.

    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

    Ends.

  • Photo: Jill Evans