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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Scottish Labour MEP David Martin today welcomed the news that Philip Morris has lost its case to sue the Australian government for cigarette plain packaging legislation. The case was brought under the investor to state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism which allows investors to sue foreign governments if they believe the terms of an investment agreement have been violated.

Scottish MEP welcomes ruling on Philip Morris plain packaging case

Scottish Labour MEP David Martin today welcomed the news that Philip Morris has lost its case to sue the Australian government for cigarette plain packaging legislation. The case was brought... Read more

Today (17 December) Labour MEPs voted in the European Parliament for a report calling for Member States to tighten up EU rules and practices on arms exports. Despite having common EU rules on arms exports European arms are still ending up in the hands of repressive regimes, terrorists and criminals.

David Martin MEP calls for stronger EU action on arms exports

Today (17 December) Labour MEPs voted in the European Parliament for a report calling for Member States to tighten up EU rules and practices on arms exports. Despite having common... Read more

David Martin MEP has today (2 December 2015) welcomed an agreement between the European Parliament and Commission that all MEPs will have access to all categories of confidential documents relating to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

David Martin MEP welcomes another step towards greater TTIP transparency

David Martin MEP has today (2 December 2015) welcomed an agreement between the European Parliament and Commission that all MEPs will have access to all categories of confidential documents relating... Read more

Scottish MEP David Martin today (25 November) voted to back a new EU strategy to provide increased levels of workplace protection for Scottish workers.

David Martin MEP supports new EU strategy to cut number of workplace deaths, injuries and illnesses

Scottish MEP David Martin today (25 November) voted to back a new EU strategy to provide increased levels of workplace protection for Scottish workers. Read more

Today (27 October), Scottish Labour MEP David Martin, along with his Labour colleagues will vote to strengthen this trade legislation to further ensure the EU is not complicit in torture, and to strengthen its commitment to stand against the death penalty and torture worldwide.

David Martin MEP: "There is no place for torture or the death penalty in the 21st century"

Today (27 October), Scottish Labour MEP David Martin, along with his Labour colleagues will vote to strengthen this trade legislation to further ensure the EU is not complicit in torture,... Read more

David Martin, senior Scottish MEP and spokesperson for international trade for the Socialist and Democratic Group (S&D) in the European Parliament has welcomed the publication today (14 October) of the European Commission’s strategy paper for the future of EU trade policy.

Scottish MEP welcomes blueprint for the future of EU trade policy

David Martin, senior Scottish MEP and spokesperson for international trade for the Socialist and Democratic Group (S&D) in the European Parliament has welcomed the publication today (14 October) of the... Read more

Today, at the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, Labour MEPs voted for a report supporting a campaign to extend geographical protection to authentic, original non-agricultural products.

Beyond food and drink: David Martin MEP welcomes vote for better protection for Scottish products

Today, at the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, Labour MEPs voted for a report supporting a campaign to extend geographical protection to authentic, original non-agricultural products. Read more

Following the announcement of the conclusion of the Transpacific Trade Partnership (TPP), David Martin, senior Scottish MEP and spokesperson for trade for the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament has highlighted the growing pressure now on the European Union to conclude ambitious and sustainable international trade deals:

Transpacific deal puts pressure on the EU to set global standards in trade deals says David Martin MEP

Following the announcement of the conclusion of the Transpacific Trade Partnership (TPP), David Martin, senior Scottish MEP and spokesperson for trade for the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament... Read more

Labour MEPs believe the publication of new European Commission proposals to reform the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) arbitration system indicates that the Commission is "feeling the pressure" and is finally recognising ISDS to be "fundamentally flawed".

Commission finally feeling the pressure over ISDS

Labour MEPs believe the publication of new European Commission proposals to reform the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) arbitration system indicates that the Commission is "feeling the pressure" and is finally recognising ISDS to... Read more

Following a lengthy campaign, senior Scottish Labour MEP David Martin today welcomed the news that the European Commission will support more flexibility in global access to medicine.

Scottish MEP’s pursuit of greater access to medicine for developing countries now one step closer

Following a lengthy campaign, senior Scottish Labour MEP David Martin today welcomed the news that the European Commission will support more flexibility in global access to medicine. Read more

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