Moves which could have threatened one of Europe's favourite fast foods have been defeated in the European Parliament today (13th December) with the help of Conservative MEPs including East Midlands MEP, Rupert Matthews.
East Midlands MEP Rupert Matthews has criticised the European Union over further uncertainty for farmers in the region, following the European Union’s vote this week to re-licence the weed killer Glyphosate for just five years.
On 22 November Rupert Matthews MEP met with MPs from Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Russia and several EU countries around the Baltic when he attended the Fifth Northern Dimension Parliamentary Forum as a full participating member.
Today Rupert Matthews MEP attended an exhibition at the European Parliament highlighting the dangers to health of Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR). The ability of microbes to resist antibiotics is of increasing concern to doctors and researchers.
On 15 and 16 November Rupert Matthews MEP attended the meeting of the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee. This Committee is made up of MEPs plus MPs from the EEA countries of Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein, with Swiss MPs attending as observers.
Conservative MEP for the East Midlands, Rupert Mathews was tested for diabetes today in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The International Diabetes Federation were testing MEPs as part of World Diabetes Day which is being marked around the world today.
This week Rupert Matthews MEP has been collecting money for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Fund at his office in the European Parliament in Brussels. Rupert says "I have had the collecting tin on my desk since I arrived in Brussels.
Rupert Matthews, Conservative Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands, visited Melton Mowbray this week to champion local food products and to talk to food producers and sellers about their protected status.