David Martin MEP

Labour Member of the European Parliament and one of the six MEPs representing Scotland in Brussels and Strasbourg

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The European Parliament today gave the green light to the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), paving the way for its provisional application.

CETA: a good deal for Europe, lessons for the UK-EU deal

The European Parliament today gave the green light to the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), paving the way for its provisional application. Read more

We are entering a new era for global trade. Faced with unfettered globalisation on the one hand and Trump-style protectionism on the other, modern trade agreements like CETA can help set progressive global rules.

Why CETA is a good deal for Europe

We are entering a new era for global trade. Faced with unfettered globalisation on the one hand and Trump-style protectionism on the other, modern trade agreements like CETA can help... Read more

It will be of no surprise to anyone reading this that I disagree with the First Minister on many issues, not least that of Scottish independence. But we do agree on one important point. We both want Scotland to have the closest possible relationship with our European partners following a Brexit neither of us wanted.

Securing Scotland’s European future

It will be of no surprise to anyone reading this that I disagree with the First Minister on many issues, not least that of Scottish independence. But we do agree... Read more

"The Conservative government's cards are now on the table. Theresa May is taking the UK out of the Single Market, out of the Customs Union and quite possibly into oblivion.

Theresa May's speech – Statement from David Martin MEP

"The Conservative government's cards are now on the table. Theresa May is taking the UK out of the Single Market, out of the Customs Union and quite possibly into oblivion.... Read more

Responding to John Longworth’s Red Box article in The Times, (Brexit means cheaper food for Britons) David Martin comments on Mr Longworth's lack of knowledge of EU trade policy. (Published in The Times, 19 December 2016, here)

Brexit policy should focus on damage limitation

Responding to John Longworth’s Red Box article in The Times, (Brexit means cheaper food for Britons) David Martin comments on Mr Longworth's lack of knowledge of EU trade policy. (Published in The Times,... Read more

David Martin MEP has strongly condemned the statement from outgoing President Jammeh announcing that he does not accept the outcome of the recent Gambian elections and that his opinion declares the result ‘null and void’:

David Martin MEP: “The decision of the Gambian people must be upheld”

David Martin MEP has strongly condemned the statement from outgoing President Jammeh announcing that he does not accept the outcome of the recent Gambian elections and that his opinion declares... Read more

Following today’s Foreign Affairs Council on Trade, David Martin, Labour MEP for Scotland and International Trade Spokesperson for the Socialists and Democrats, said:

UK manufacturing sector needs a level playing field and protection from unfair competition

Following today’s Foreign Affairs Council on Trade, David Martin, Labour MEP for Scotland and International Trade Spokesperson for the Socialists and Democrats, said: Read more

Following the decision by the American people to elect Donald J. Trump as their next President, David Martin, Labour MEP for Scotland and International Trade Spokesperson for the Socialists and Democrats group in the European Parliament, said:

 

Now more than ever, the world needs an EU approach to trade

Following the decision by the American people to elect Donald J. Trump as their next President, David Martin, Labour MEP for Scotland and International Trade Spokesperson for the Socialists and... Read more

Following a publication from the European Commission Communication on the need to reform the EU trade defence instruments (TDIs), today the heads of governments meeting in Brussels acknowledged that unfair trade practices need to be tackled better.

The UK must stop blocking crucial EU trade defence reform

Following a publication from the European Commission Communication on the need to reform the EU trade defence instruments (TDIs), today the heads of governments meeting in Brussels acknowledged that unfair... Read more

CETA may stagger over the line, but will the price be the slow death of EU trade policy? This week’s hurried addition of declarations - still not public - have cluttered the deal and damaged the democratic process, with possibly devastating implications for our credibility as an international economic actor.

Are we facing the slow death of EU trade policy?

CETA may stagger over the line, but will the price be the slow death of EU trade policy? This week’s hurried addition of declarations - still not public - have... Read more

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