12 December 2010

November and December newsletter from Claude Moraes MEP

London Labour Member of the European Parliament Claude Moraes has sent out his latest newsletter giving details of his activities in September and October. Read more on Claude's website

Dear Friends
Welcome to my end of year Newsletter.

2010 has been a very busy and productive year for Labour in Europe. It has also been a very tough year in which the European Union has been under pressure associated with the wider recession.

This report is a round up from the European Parliament on this year’s work. If you are receiving my report for the first time, it outlines what I and other Labour MEPs are doing on your behalf. As a London MEP, and Deputy Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party, I have been privileged to work at the heart of two main themes this year.
First, Labour in Europe is successfully promoting London.
Ever more results are being secured at European level on the issues that directly affect Londoners, for example tackling international terrorism, the quality of air in London, better EU wide anti discrimination protection and safer roads in London. In particular, this has been a very strong year for advancing your consumer rights in Europe.

Second, the post-Lisbon European Parliament is proving to be an ever stronger global platform for progressives.
As Socialists and Democrats Group Spokesperson on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, I’ve not only seen this development first hand, but also taken a lead in drafting and organising legislation in the European Parliament.

I regularly update my website and Facebook page on these themes and the issues below and hope that this report to you will be both informative and interesting.

Finally, I’d like to extend my warm wishes for the holiday season and New Year to you.

Claude Moraes
Labour MEP for London

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