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April 2018 Newsletter from Ashley Fox MEP

Dear Reader,

Since the chemical attacks in Syria on 7th April two topics of conversation have dominated the international stage – the use of chemical weapons and what response the international community should take to their use.


Farmers face continuing uncertainty after the European Commission ignored scientific evidence last month and caved in to political pressure over the use of the weed killer glyphosate (known as Roundup in the UK).


Latest from Ashley Fox MEP

It was a pleasure to answer questions from students across Gibraltar today about my job as their MEP and the Brexit talks. ????

Some of them will make very good Jeremy Paxmans one day.

McClarkin: SMEs could benefit from EU/Mexico trade talks

Today’s announcement of talks to update and extend the EU’s trade deal with Mexico has been welcomed by Conservative MEPs.The current deal came into effect in 2001 and since then digital commerce and the service sector have both grown in importance.Conservative International Trade spokesman Emma McClarkin hopes small and medium sized companies (SMEs) in particular will benefit from the renegotiation.

Conservative MEPs re-open e-cigarette regulation debate

Conservative MEPs are taking steps to re-open the debate on restrictive new EU rules covering the sale of e-cigarettes.Julie Girling and Vicky Ford have written to EU Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas asking him to examine the latest evidence on the health effects of vaping and whether it can help long term smokers give up traditional cigarettes.