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Midlands/North West MEP Chris MacManus says outstanding issues related to the Northern Ireland Protocol must be tackled.   The first meeting of a group set up to manage the EU and UK’s post-Brexit relationship takes this week.   Both parliaments are sending 35 representatives each.   The meetings will be…

A Midlands North West MEP says the general public should have received more accurate information in relation to Brexit and in particular how it would impact Northern Ireland.   MEP’s have expressed their regret for the “restraint and limited engagement of the European Parliament” ahead of the Brexit referendum.  …

The privatisation of Local Employment Services will lead to people being pushed into short-term jobs, which they are unsuitable for, so a profit can be made. That’s the fear of Midlands/North West MEP, Chris MacManus, in response to government proposals to put employment services to tender. The planned Regional Employment…

Excessive environmental demands could threaten Irish family farms that’s the warning from a Midlands North West MEP.   The EU is in the middle of reforming the Common Agricultural Policy which sets the rules in exchange for subsidies. At the same time, the EU has set a target of cutting…

A north west MEP says there’s a need for Northern Ireland to have a stronger voice in Europe.   Chris Macmanus was speaking after MEPs overwhelmingly backed ratifying the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and also overwhelmingly backing a resolution setting out current Brexit concerns.   Chris MacManus says what…

The continual downgrade of rural Ireland needs to tackled, immediately. That’s according to a Midlands North West MEP.   Sinn Fein MEP, Chris MacManus, referenced a recent CSO publication that showed a noticeable difference in disposable income between east and west.   The north west region has also been downgraded…