Derek Vaughan MEP

Working hard for Wales in Europe

October Newsletter




Welcome to my latest E-newsletter.
Come and show your support for Europe!
I have been asked to promote the following event. From protecting the environment to safeguarding hundreds of thousands of jobs, come and say #ThankyouEurope #DiolchEwrop on 14/10 in Cardiff!
The Wales Rally for Europe is for anyone in Wales who is worried about the future of Wales and the UK outside the European Union. It's for anyone who cares about their identity and rights as a European citizen and anyone who is concerned about what has happened since 23rd June 2016.The link to further information is here:

My work in the Parliament
I am currently working on four reports in the European Parliament.
I am lead reporter on the audit of the Parliament’s spending for the financial year 2016, it is one of the most political reports every year. My focus will be examining the way the Parliament’s money is spent, everything from staffing and the transparency of political allowances, to building policy and environmental practices. 
I’ve also been working on two reports on youth employment, which I believe is one of the great scandals of this generation. The EU provides a great deal of funding to countries with high levels of youth employment in order to get young people into training, apprenticeships and long term, sustainable work. In the regional development committee I am working on a report highlighting the needs of regions throughout the EU for the next EU budget post 2020.  Also, I have recently been allocated a report on EU funds for Northern Ireland
Brexit negotiations
Even after the Florence speech, Brexit talks are again at a standstill, no major advance were made in the fifth round of negotiations.  
This lack of progress is due to the fact the UK Government has failed to put forward proposals which protect citizens, keep the border in Ireland open and ensure its financial liabilities are met. This is why the European Parliament, Commission and Council all believe there has not been sufficient progress to move the negotiations on.





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