Last week the Wallonia regional government in Belgium voted to reject CETA, the EU Canada free trade agreement. This rejection halts the Belgium national government’s support for the deal. As CETA must have the full support of all EU member states, this vote has major consequences. Copied below is the open letter sent by 88 MEPs to the Minister-President of Wallonia, Paul Magnette, and the Parliament of Wallonia in support of their vote against CETA.
A recent Eurostat survey found that strengthening EU borders and finding a solution to the migration crisis are among EU citizens’ top concerns. But although there has been an agreed set of proposals on border security, we are still nowhere near agreeing a humanitarian and workable refugee resettlement plan. Read More
Nessa Childers, MEP for Dublin, welcomed today’s vote to ban mercury in dentistry by the end of 2022. Read More
Newsletter from Nessa Childers bringing you a summary of some of the big issues facing Irish MEPs in Strasbourg and Brussels.
The consumption of junk food might not be unsafe in the short term, but even healthy food may present long term risks if carried in packaging which itself contains unsafe substances. Read More