What the EU does for you: Fighting Ebola

One of the most serious and important collaborations by European countries through the EU has been in fighting the deadly Ebola virus – through humanitarian aid, vaccine development and improving health systems.

It breaks my heart that Brexit could jeopardise British participation in programmes like this.

One of the most serious and important collaborations by European countries through the EU has been in fighting the deadly Ebola virus – through humanitarian aid, vaccine development and improving health systems.

It breaks my heart that Brexit could jeopardise British participation in programmes like this.

MEPs taking on the fight for citizens rights post-Brexit

Westminster MPs may have ceased to exist for now but MEPs are still hard at work defending the rights of Brits abroad and fellow Europeans who have made their careers, homes and families in the UK.

Westminster MPs may have ceased to exist for now but MEPs are still hard at work defending the rights of Brits abroad and fellow Europeans who have made their careers, homes and families in the UK.

Of course, we wouldn’t have to worry about this if we just stop Brexit! Those rights would be guaranteed.

Let’s get back to the things that really matter – from health and social care to tackling the climate crisis.

The Solomon Islands and the case for stopping Brexit.

Westminster MPs recessed, then prorogued, now dissolved altogether. Don’t worry, your Members of the European Parliament are still hard at work!

Find out why one trade agreement with the Solomon Islands is taking us closer to tackling the climate emergency – and why that means we need to stop Brexit.

Science Matters

Science matters, so I visited the Royal Society to get a better understanding of the impact Brexit is already having on UK science and the impact actually leaving might have.

The best deal for the future of British science is the one we already have. We must stop Brexit to safeguard the future of British science.

Martin Horwood MEP speaks out against Turkish President Erdoğan’s invasion of northern Syria

I recently voted and spoke out against Turkish President Erdoğan’s invasion of northern Syria in the European Parliament.

I recently voted and spoke out against Turkish President Erdoğan’s invasion of northern Syria in the European Parliament.

As we reflect on the latest news from the Turkey/Syria border it has never been more important for all EU 28 countries, including the UK, to speak with one strong voice on foreign policy whenever we can.

Coffee with Caroline & Martin: What’s next for Brexit

Caroline Voaden and I met up for coffee and a chat this week to get our heads around the recent dramatic Withdrawal Agreement Bill vote in Westminster, and what happens next here in the European Parliament.

Scrutinising the new European Commission

In the European Parliament, MEPs take part in hearings to scrutinise proposed new members of the European Commission.

This is something that is really common in the European Parliament, and similar scrutiny processes are seen as far away as the U.S. Congress, but not in Westminster.

I’d love to bring a system like this back to Westminster. Maybe if we stop Brexit we can learn how to make British democracy even better.

Vice-Chair of the Iran Delegation

I’m delighted to have been elected as the Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Iran Delegation.

This is a worrying time in the Persian Gulf. If we can play a small part in the European Parliament in promoting peace in the region then I think we’ll be doing something very valuable indeed.

If I can play a small part in that I’ll be deeply honoured and very proud to be representing Britain as an MEP taking part in the European Union as a real peace project – not just for peace within our own borders, but around the world.