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 UK government must act fast to comply with EU rules that will help bring dangerous drivers to justice," stated David Martin MEP, Scotland’s senior European MP.

UK must act to tackle cross-border traffic offences

"The UK government must act fast to comply with EU rules that will help bring dangerous drivers to justice," stated David Martin MEP, Scotland’s senior European MP. Read more

Labour MEPs have praised Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, who received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in the European Parliament today. Dr Mukwege founded and works at the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, where he specialises in the treatment of women and children who have been the victims of extremely violent sexual assaults by rebel forces.

Labour MEPs praise winner of 2014 Sakharov Prize for life-saving work with war zone rape victims

Labour MEPs have praised Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, who received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in the European Parliament today. Dr Mukwege founded and works at the Panzi... Read more

David Martin, Labour's senior Member of European Parliament for Scotland, will today (Wednesday 19 November) host an event inside the European Parliament with Oxfam Scotland. The event will promote Scotland's climate change legislation, which is the most ambitious in the world.

SNP must show that Scotland can lead the EU in tackling climate change

David Martin, Labour's senior Member of European Parliament for Scotland, will today (Wednesday 19 November) host an event inside the European Parliament with Oxfam Scotland. The event will promote Scotland's... Read more

David Martin, Labour's senior Member of European Parliament for Scotland, will today (Tuesday 18 November, 2014) host a major event in Brussels scrutinising the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Trade Treaty must benefit EU citizens and consumers, says Scotland’s senior MEP

David Martin, Labour's senior Member of European Parliament for Scotland, will today (Tuesday 18 November, 2014) host a major event in Brussels scrutinising the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and... Read more

As campaigners from War on Want and other anti-TTIP activists plan tomorrow (Saturday 11 October) to take to the streets around Britain to protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), David Martin, Scotland's senior MEP, has today reiterated that a good deal is within reach and worth fighting for.

TTIP within reach and worth fighting for - but not at any cost, says David Martin MEP

As campaigners from War on Want and other anti-TTIP activists plan tomorrow (Saturday 11 October) to take to the streets around Britain to protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment... Read more

David Martin, Labour MEP for Scotland and Socialists and Democrats Group spokesperson on international trade today welcomed the decision by the European Commission and European Council of their intention to publish the negotiation mandate for the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

David Martin MEP welcomes European Council's belated publication of TTIP mandate

David Martin, Labour MEP for Scotland and Socialists and Democrats Group spokesperson on international trade today welcomed the decision by the European Commission and European Council of their intention to... Read more

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) sets out to regulate the international trade in conventional weapons. It has been in the process of negotiation for over ten years and in order to come into force required the ratification of at least 50 countries.

David Martin MEP welcomes UN Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) sets out to regulate the international trade in conventional weapons. It has been in the process of negotiation for over ten years and in order... Read more

David Martin MEP has welcomed the launch this week of a consultation by the European Commission on the possible extension of geographical indication (GI) protection to non-agricultural products.

Welcome for European consultation that could extend existing protection for authentic Scottish products

David Martin MEP has welcomed the launch this week of a consultation by the European Commission on the possible extension of geographical indication (GI) protection to non-agricultural products. Read more

'Alien species' are considered animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms that come from outside European territory and in many cases pose a threat to local biodiversity and ecosystems. Invasive alien species cause at least £1.7 billion worth of damage in Europe every year, mainly to our farms, forests and fishing industries.

David Martin MEP welcomes European Parliament vote to prevent spread of invasive alien species

'Alien species' are considered animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms that come from outside European territory and in many cases pose a threat to local biodiversity and ecosystems. Invasive alien species... Read more

Labour MEPs have voted in Strasbourg for stricter inspections across the food chain and stringent penalties for food fraud.

Labour MEPs demand tougher food inspections

Labour MEPs have voted in Strasbourg for stricter inspections across the food chain and stringent penalties for food fraud. Read more

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