Vicky Ford MEP

Member of the European Parliament for the East of England

15 MAY 2017

Week Ahead Media Briefing - Vicky Ford MEP - Monday 15th May

Week Ahead Media Briefing - Vicky Ford MEP - Monday 15th May

MEPs will meet in Strasbourg this week for debates and to vote in plenary.

In the hemicycle, MEPs will discuss the powers and control of the European Central Bank, eGovernment, the EU Cohesion policy, and the Council LGBTI guidelines (particularly on the persecution of gay men in Chechnya).

On Wednesday morning, they will debate the EU guidelines for the upcoming Brexit negotiations adopted by the European Council on 29 April and will also prepare the next G7 summit.

In Strasbourg, Vicky will meet several leading colleagues from both the Parliament and the Commission to discuss the future of the Brexit negotiations and future trade and security relationships. On Tuesday, as Chair of the Internal Market committee, she will exchange views on the strategy for the Digital Single Market with colleagues from the Commission and the Parliament.

In the UK, Vicky will take part in TV debates for regional BBC and ITV. She will spend the rest of the week in Chelmsford ahead of the General Election on 8 June.

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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.