On 27 Sept Rupert Matthews attended the opening of a major retrospective exhibition in the European Parliament highlighting the courageous activities of political dissidents in the Warsaw Pact countries during the 1970s and 1980s.
On 27 Sept Rupert attended a meeting in the European Parliament organised by fellow Conservative MEP John Flack [Eastern] and the Fur Free Alliance. The meeting highlighted the way in which fur products are often mislabelled in a way to mislead the public.
Jean-Claude Juncker has outlined his ambition for an enhanced European Defence Force, and more contributions to the European Defence Fund. So will we see an EU Army in the near future? After President Juncker's speech I discussed the plans with two fellow MEPs on a TV discussion programme.