Anti-Microbial Resistance Exhibition

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.

Building Friendship Links to Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein

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.

Rupert marks World Diabetes Day in the European Parliament

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.

Rupert collects money for Poppy Appeal at European Parliament

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 attends Diwali celebrations at the European Parliament

Rupert Matthews MEP attended the Diwali celebrations in the European Parliament at the invitation of the Hindu Forum of Europe. The event featured noted santoor maestro Pandit Satish Vyas and the Natya Dance group from London putting on a display of traditional Indian dance. 

Why was there no Communist Nuremberg Trials

On Wednesday Rupert Matthews MEP attended a meeting at the European Parliament that called for the crimes against humanity carried out by the former Communist regimes to be recognised as clearly as those perpertrated by the Nazis.