David Martin MEP

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

Latest News

An EU ban on the sale of seal products has today been strengthened, despite tough opposition from hunters.

Labour MEPs welcome strengthened ban on sale of seal products

An EU ban on the sale of seal products has today been strengthened, despite tough opposition from hunters. Read more

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On 10th June the European Parliament will vote on a report on TTIP. We will not be voting on TTIP itself - negotiations for a EU-US trade deal are still ongoing and expected to last several years.

Update on vote for European Parliament report on TTIP at Strasbourg Plenary on 10 June

LATEST NEWS _VOTE POSTPONED On 10th June the European Parliament will vote on a report on TTIP. We will not be voting on TTIP itself - negotiations for a EU-US trade... Read more

Today (28 May) MEPs in the International Trade Committee in the European Parliament voted on its priorities for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the United States.

Labour MEPs successfully push for labour and environmental protections in TTIP

Today (28 May) MEPs in the International Trade Committee in the European Parliament voted on its priorities for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the United... Read more

MEPs voted today for compulsory checks on the sources of minerals imported from conflict zones.

Scottish MEP welcomes EU action to break link between armed conflict and the minerals trade

MEPs voted today for compulsory checks on the sources of minerals imported from conflict zones. Read more

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission has appointed senior Scottish MEP David Martin to head the EU’s Election Observation Mission (EOM) in Burundi.

Scottish MEP to head European Union Election Observation Mission in Burundi

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission has appointed senior Scottish MEP David Martin to head the EU’s... Read more

Europe’s future is facing a crisis: over 5 million young people are unemployed.  Scotland’s senior MEP, David Martin, welcomes an opportunity for job creation in Southwest Scotland and plans to vote in favour of a funding package to help create new jobs for those aged 16 to 25 years old.

Scotland’s senior MEP welcomes EU funding to tackle youth unemployment in Southwest Scotland

Europe’s future is facing a crisis: over 5 million young people are unemployed.  Scotland’s senior MEP, David Martin, welcomes an opportunity for job creation in Southwest Scotland and plans to... Read more

Today (28 April 2015) is International Workers' Memorial Day (IWMD) and the UN's World Day for Safety at Work. This marks a time for us to pay our respects to the 100, 000 people across in the EU and 2 million people worldwide who die every year because of their work.

Labour MEP calls for further EU legislation to save the lives of thousands of workers

Today (28 April 2015) is International Workers' Memorial Day (IWMD) and the UN's World Day for Safety at Work. This marks a time for us to pay our respects to... Read more

Plans to put a life-saving ‘Dashboard Angel’ in every new car are set to get the green light this week thanks to Labour MEPs and their political group (the Socialists and Democrats) in the European Parliament, which led on the proposal.

Labour MEPs to vote for automatic emergency alert system in cars that could save thousands of lives a year

Plans to put a life-saving ‘Dashboard Angel’ in every new car are set to get the green light this week thanks to Labour MEPs and their political group (the Socialists... Read more

Efforts to prevent the trade in minerals from fuelling armed conflict abroad were yesterday (14 April 2015) blocked in the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee as Conservative and UKIP MEPs, bowing to corporate pressure, opposed plans for full mandatory trading rules.

Scottish MEP vows to continue struggle to end the flow of conflict minerals

Efforts to prevent the trade in minerals from fuelling armed conflict abroad were yesterday (14 April 2015) blocked in the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee as Conservative and UKIP MEPs,... Read more

Scottish MEP David Martin has welcomed the news that Ayrshire Dunlop cheese has gained protected status as an authentic Scottish product.

Scottish MEP welcomes Ayrshire Dunlop cheese receiving recognition and protection as an authentic Scottish product

Scottish MEP David Martin has welcomed the news that Ayrshire Dunlop cheese has gained protected status as an authentic Scottish product. Read more

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