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The meeting, which will take place at the Socialist House of Europe, Rue Major Debreucq 40 (just off Place de Londres), is due to feature an Irish (Labour) government minister and will focus on the Irish Presidency as well as the 40th anniversary of Ireland’s membership of the EU.
Also, don’t forget to reserve your place at the Brussels Labour 40th anniversary dinner, which will take place on Wednesday 19 June, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can reserve a copy of our book on 40 Years of Labour in Brussels too, at the subsidised price of €20 – contact email@example.com.
The next Brussels Labour branch meeting will be held this Wednesday, 24 April, when Glenis Willmott MEP will be our guest speaker. Glenis is the leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party and will talk to the branch about the work of Labour MEPs and the upcoming European elections.
The meeting with take place at FEPS, Rue Montoyer 40, 1000 Brussels and will begin at 19:30.
For more information, please contact the Secretary.
To celebrate May Day on 1 May, the Brussels Federation of the Parti Socialiste is organising the latest Fête du Progrès on Tuesday 30 April from 20:00.
The event takes place at La Tentation (28 rue de Laeken – 1000 Bruxelles)
Tickets are on advance sale for €5 from the local sections and from the Federation (galerie Ravenstein 28/7 – 1000 Bruxelles)
For more info, go to psbruxelles.be.
To celebrate our 40th birthday Brussels Labour will hold an Anniversary Dinner on Wednesday 19 June – and we’d like to invite you to join the party…
The dinner will be addressed by Neil Kinnock, Honorary President of Brussels Labour, former leader of the Labour Party, and former Vice-President of the European Commission, and by Emma Reynolds MP, the Shadow Europe Minister.
The dinner will be held in the Restaurant L’Atelier Européen, Rue Franklin 28, 1000 Brussels.
Tickets are €45 for Brussels Labour members, €15 for members on a reduced rate (limited places available) and €60 for non-members.
To book your place or for more details please, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Brussels Labour branch meeting will be held on Wednesday 24 April, when Glenis Willmott MEP will be our guest speaker. Glenis is the leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party and will talk to the branch about the work of Labour MEPs and the upcoming European elections.
More details will follow soon.
The following branch meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 29 May (please note corrected date), with a speaker to be confirmed.
The Brussels Labour Annual General Meeting elected a new Executive Committee at its meeting on Wednesday 20 March.
Jo Wood, previously Vice-Chair, becomes Chair of Brussels Labour. David O’Leary becomes Vice-Chair and Paul Hagan becomes Secretary. Belinda Pyke remains as Treasurer.
Keir Fitch was thanked for his service as Chair since 2011 and remains as a member of the Executive Committee. Isobel Findlay and Georgina Carr also remain on the committee and are joined by three new members: Charlotte Billingham, Martin Dawson and Nicholas Elles.
Peter Wragg and Mike Ridgway agreed to keep their positions as auditors. The full list of the committee is available here.
Three members stood down from the committee: Emma Eatwell, Frazer Clarke and David Earnshaw. All were thanked for their long service and dedication to Brussels Labour.
The full minutes of the AGM will be posted on the website shortly.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2013
The AGM of Brussels Labour International Branch will take place on Wednesday 20 March at the House of European Socialists, Rue Major Dubreucq 40, 1050 Ixelles (just off Place de Londres).
The venue opens at 19:30 at the AGM begins at 20:00. Following the AGM there will be a discussion on 40 Years of Labour in Brussels with former Brussels Labour Chairs Belinda Pyke, Joanna Tachmintzis and Peter Wragg.
For the AGM, the following nominations have been received:
- Chair – Jo Wood
- Vice Chair – David O’Leary
- Secretary – Paul Hagan
- Treasurer – Belinda Pyke
Six further members of the Executive Committee – Charlotte Billingham, Georgina Carr, Martin Dawson, Nicholas Elles, Isobel Findlay, Keir Fitch.
Two Auditors (non-executive positions) – Mike Ridgway, Peter Wragg.
To nominate or vote at the AGM you must be a Labour Party member and have paid your subscription: please bring your party membership card to the meeting.
Subscriptions can be paid in cash to the Treasurer, Belinda Pyke, or by bank transfer to Account number: 001-1128765-52 | IBAN: BE64 0011 1287 6552 | BIC: GEBABEBB
Account name: Brussels Labour Party Group | bank: BNP Paribas Fortis Communication: ‘[name] Subscription [year]’
Rates are €25 standard membership and €5 for stagiaires.
The text of the speech by Douglas Alexander at the John Fitzmaurice memorial lecture 2012 (held on 26 February 2013) is now online. Just go to our special John Fitzmaurice memorial lecture page and click the link.
The latest Sister Parties reception will take place on Tuesday 5 March 2013 from 18:30 at the Restaurant of the Residence Palace, 155, rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels.
We look forward to seeing you there!