16 JUN 2016

The EU Referendum is on the agenda at G's Fresh during visit from MP Elizabeth Truss and MEP Vicky Ford

Secretary of State Ms Truss was joined by member of the European Parliament, Vicky Ford at G's Barway site on Wednesday June 15, and the pair were quizzed by over 120 staff and suppliers on their views on the referendum, which is to take place on Thursday June 23.

Questions at the event ranged from trade deals to 'what will be the future for G's if Brexit happens?'

Chairman of G's, John Shropshire, said: "I am delighted that staff had the opportunity to speak to the Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss and MEP Vicky Ford."

Read more at the Ely Standard.


11 JUN 2016

Cambridge scientists don't want Britain to quit EU, say Remain campaigners

The majority of scientists working in the Cambridge region are against quitting Europe, Remain campaigners claim.

And many may vote with their feet and leave to work abroad if Britain votes to pull out on June 23.

The warning was spelled out by Cambridgeshire-based MEP Vicky Ford, as she supported a visit to the city by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

The pair met other Remain campaigners after a tour of Toshiba Research in Cambridge.

Read more at Cambridge News.


10 JUN 2016

Council agrees to strengthen rules on firearms

The Council has agreed its negotiating position on the proposal for a directive on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons, which reviews and completes existing directive.

On the basis of this mandate, the presidency will start negotiations with the European Parliament as soon as the latter has adopted its position.

Ard van Der Steur, Minister for Security and Justice of the Netherlands and President of the Council said: "After the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels the Justice and Home Affairs Ministers asked for a swift adoption of the directive. With this new directive the Netherlands Presidency has achieved a just and fair balance between an internal market for allowed firearms on the one hand and enhancing the security of EU citizens on the other."

Read more at EU Today.


01 JUN 2016

Euro MP meets with Harpenden business leaders

Leading Conservative MEP Vicky Ford toured Rothamsted, the world's oldest agricultural research centre, during a recent visit to the town.

With more than 200 scientists working at the cutting edge of crop science and biotechnology, Rothamsted has benefited from EU grants and has led many international research projects which help to ensure its status as a global centre for science.

Vicky Ford was the UK lead negotiator on Europe's £70 billion fund for research, known as the Horizon 2020 program. During the five year negotiations she worked with Rothamsted and other expert organisations across Britain to prioritise areas like plant science, medical research and next generation transport: all areas where the UK excels.

Read more at the Herts Advertiser.


27 MAY 2016

Conservative MEPs re-open e-cigarette regulation debate

Conservative MEPs are taking steps to re-open the debate on "restrictive" new EU rules covering the sale of e-cigarettes.

Gibraltar MEP Julie Girling and Vicky Ford have written to EU Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas asking him to examine the latest evidence on the health effects of vaping and whether it can help long term smokers give up traditional cigarettes.

Read more at the Gibraltar Chronicle.


24 MAY 2016

Vicky Ford MEP visits West Norfolk to discuss Britain's membership of the EU

Vicky Ford, a Conservative MEP for the East of England, visited West Norfolk on Friday to campaign for a remain vote in the upcoming referendum.

Ms Ford went to Dow Chemical, in Cross Bank Road, Lynn, to discuss the case for staying in the EU.

Read more at Lynn News


28 APR 2016

Digital single market plans: EU politicos demand action from slack lawmakers

Frustrated MEPs have demanded more clarification from lawmakers about how proposed legislation for the delivery of digital content and contracts for online sales will work.

Representatives from the European Commission were grilled on Wednesday night by parliamentarians sitting on the internal market and consumer protection committee.

Read more at Ars Technica UK.


23 MAR 2016

Euro MP Vicky Ford calls for protection for turtle doves

EU Commission must act to stop hunting of red-listed bird says East of England MEP.

The EU Commission must take action to protect the turtle dove, says East of England MEP Vicky Ford, after Malta decided it will allow 5,000 of the endangered birds to be shot from the sky as they migrate over the island next month.

Read more at Cambridge News.


04 MAR 2016

Nobel Prize winners and Cambridge MEP Vicky Ford attack plan to raid Horizon 2020 science funding

Plans to cut funding for science across Europe have come under fire from top UK scientists and Cambridge based MEP Vicky Ford.

The European Commission has suggested raiding money from its flagship research programme 'Horizon 2020' in order to finance a new strategic investment fund.

Mrs Ford was the only UK MEP involved in the negotiations of Horizon 2020 which were finalised only last year, after more than two years of detailed discussions.

The £70 billion fund is the one area where the UK gets back more from the EU than it contributes.

Read more at Cambridge News.


05 FEB 2016

Anglia Late Edition - February 2016

Last night Vicky was in an ITV panel debate on the UK's renegotiation. The discussion took place with Patrick O'Flynn (UKIP), Richard Howitt (Labour), and Catherine Bearder (Lib Dem).

 

You can watch the full video HERE


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