About: Glenis Willmott

Brexit 12-04-2016

UK MEPs warn Brexit will damage NHS

If the UK leaves the EU, there will undoubtedly be consequences for the National Health Service and public health ― and mostly for the worse, warn a cross-party selection of British MEPs.
Global Europe 18-01-2016

EU labour rights activist pleads not guilty to Thai defamation charges

A UK lawyer pleaded ‘not guilty’ Monday to defamation charges which could see him spend seven years in jail for exposing alleged labour abuses in Thailand’s tinned fruit factories.
Brexit 13-01-2016

House of Lords warned EU will punish UK if it votes for Brexit

The UK’s House of Lords has been warned that Britain will be made an example of by the European Union, if it votes to quit the bloc in the upcoming referendum.
Alcohol
Health 30-04-2015

Parliament urges Commission to submit new alcohol strategy

The new strategy should include plans for labelling the calorie content of alcoholic beverages, the European Parliament said in a resolution adopted on Wednesday (29 April).
Health 13-04-2015

EU moves closer to counting calories in alcoholic drinks

Health conscious tipplers may be closer to finding out just how many calories they are imbibing, as consumer advocates push for EU nutritional labelling on alcoholic drinks in the face of strong industry resistance.
Agrifood 10-02-2015

Parliament divided over meat labels

Most of the parties in the European Parliament want to see stricter labeling of the meat used in ready meals, but the implementation costs remain uncertain. EURACTIV France reports
Alcohol
Health 02-02-2015

MEPs push for alcohol strategy on the EU’s health agenda

The members of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) on Thursday (29 January) voted on a draft motion for a resolution on the EU's alcohol strategy.
Alcohol
Agrifood 11-09-2014

MEP Willmott: Commission is dragging its feet on alcohol policy

?The European Commission has not given a satisfactory reason for why the review of the Alcohol Strategy wasn't published last year, as promised, says MEP Glenis Willmott. She would like the next version to look into minimum pricing, include more research and health recommendations. 
Brexit 12-03-2009

MEP: EU attracts politicians fed up with ‘ya-boo’ UK politics

Female politicians in the UK do well in the European Parliament as it offers "the sort of politics women like to be associated with" and is "much more collegial, much more consensual and less confrontational 'ya-boo' boy politics of Westminster," the leader of the UK Labour delegation in the European Parliament, Glenis Willmott, told EURACTIV in an interview.

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