Vicky Ford MEP

Member of the European Parliament for the East of England

20 MAR 2017

Week Ahead Media Briefing - Vicky Ford MEP - Monday 20th March

Week Ahead Media Briefing - Vicky Ford MEP - Monday 20th March

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

This week, Vicky will chair the Internal Market Committee discussions on the enforcement of consumer protection laws, collaborative economy, European product standards, parcel delivery, accessibility, copyright, E-Government and CE marking of fertiliser products.

The committee will host a public hearing on the European Electronic Communications Code including the 'universal service obligation' which gives access to basic broadband for all and consumer contracts for mobile and internet services.

In Brussels, Vicky will meet the European Retail Round Table (ERRT), the European Performers association (AEPO-ARTIS), representing over 500.000 musicians, singers, actors and dancers and Guy Verhofstadt MEP, the Parliament's Brexit coordinator.

In London, on Wednesday, Vicky will meet Conservative MPs from across the East of England and elsewhere to discuss the priorities for upcoming Brexit negotiations especially future relationships with the EU Single Market, regulatory cooperation and customs issues. Mrs Ford will also meet Lord Prior of Brampton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

She will meet with CEOs of the British Bankers' Association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Chief Executive and PRS for Music.

On Thursday she will attend the British Shooting Sports Council Annual Luncheon before visiting Inmarsat's London facilities, a global leader in the field of automotive and ICT industries, working on ways to provide consumers with convenient, safer connected cars.

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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 and improved lifestyles for all our families.

Strong 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.