Vicky Ford MEP

Member of the European Parliament for the East of England

06 MAR 2017

Week Ahead Media Briefing - Vicky Ford MEP - Monday 6th March

Week Ahead Media Briefing - Vicky Ford MEP - Monday 6th March

MEPs will meet in Brussels this week for committee and group meetings.

This week, Vicky will chair the Internal Market Committee discussions on several topics such as geo-blocking, posted workers, the impact of technology in the financial sector, 5G, collaborative economy and accessibility requirements for products and services.

In Brussels, she will meet representatives of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to discuss the UK business view on Brexit and the role of the IMCO committee in the upcoming negotiations. Along with the Conservative delegation she will also meet with Rt Hon David Jones MP, Minister of State in the Department for Exiting the EU.

On Tuesday, Vicky will host a roundtable discussion on the European Electronic Communications Code, for stakeholders to raise their priorities and concerns on aspects that fall within the scope of IMCO Committee's competence (Universal Service Obligation, OTTs, end-user rights and access to emergency numbers and services); a topic she will also discuss with the Swedish Minister for Digitalisation, Mr Peter Eriksson.

In London, Vicky will join a group of politicians, business leaders and academics for a dinner discussion hosted by The Spectator around the theme of technology and digital economy as a booster of the UK's economic growth.

On Wednesday morning, for International Women's Day, she will participate in an event organised by the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), the first rural women's NGO accredited to the United Nations, giving voice to over 9 million rural and non-rural women in 75 countries.

On Friday morning, Vicky will be a guest on the All out Politics discussion on Sky News live from Brussels in the margins of the European Council meeting.

On Friday evening she will be in Cambridge where she will give a take on EU/UK future relations update and state of play as the guest of Cambridge City Conservative Association.

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My Political Priorities

Economic Stability must come first. Without a strong economy we can not deliver a strong society. I work with businesses and consumers to keep Britain open for business, cutting red tape, boosting trade opportunities and helping to deliver jobs and growth for all.

I support Science and Research which is key to delivering better medical care, healthy food as well as the Innovation and Creative Industries which bring improved lifestyles for all our families.

Strong home Security is vital in today's uncertain world, which requires robust policing and defence and deep international relationships that we can depend on. I work with others to achieve this.

I care about the Countryside and the Environment and making sure that rural and urban communities flourish.