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Thursday, 9 October 2008


The Foreign Secretary David Miliband addressed Socialist MEPs in the European Parliament yesterday.

Uderlining that Europe is a key part of the solution to many of today's problems, David Miliband praised the record of the European Parliament in taking an important lead in tackling climate change, stating: “Far reaching decisions were taken to tackle Climate Change on a European level this week. MEPs have voted into place ambitious new targets. The European Parliament and the EU have taken the lead on environmental policy in the EU.”

David went on to emphasise the importance of the June 2009 Euro elections and stressed that a strong Labour presence in the European Parliament is vital to enable the EU to better deliver policies to create jobs and prosperity, defend our consumers and take action on climate change

He concluded by saying, "We need a strong Labour group in the European Parliament to work for our citizens in all those areas where we can achieve more by acting together than in isolation."

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