We were very pleased to welcome UK Trade Commissioner Baronness Cathy Ashton to speak at our meeting on November 10.
The annual John Fitzmaurice Leture was given on 14 October at the Centre by ETUC President John Monks. A full report will appear in Germinal, but click here for the text of his speech.
Brussels Labour again hosted a fringe meeting with EPLP at Labour Party conference. Chaired by Brussels Labour honorary President Lord Kinnock, on the subject of “Trade and Aid – European responses to global poverty”, it should be a fascinating debate. Speakers were European Commissioner for Trade, Cathy Ashton, Europe Minister Glennys Kinnock and Michael Cashman MEP – or three peers and a queer, in Michael’s memorable description of the panel!
September 9. We had a speaker from the Irish Labour Party on the forthcomming Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.
June 2 – we welcomed Labour’s new MEP, Derek Vaughan, as speaker. He gave his thoughts on the election campaign, and his hopes for his first term.
May 27 – European Election campaign leafletting
April 29 – Joint hustings with Brussels Liberal and Conservative associations – Brussels Labour was ably represented by Richard Corbett MEP
The Brussels Labour Exec was invited to a brief private meeting with Harriet Harmann whilst she was over to meet the EPLP in February – read more here