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Claude Moraes MEP

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Claude MoraesClaude Moraes is Labour Member of the European Parliament for London and Deputy Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP).

First elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Claude was the first  Asian origin MEP. He was reelected in 2009 where he led the London list.

In July 2014 he was elected Chairman of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE). Claude was previously Director of JCWI, the national migration and refugee charity and Chief Executive of the Immigrants' Aid Trust.

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Article: EU summit: leaders must do more to end this tragedy in the Mediterranean

Posted: Friday 24 Apr 2015
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What we are witnessing on our continent’s shores is nothing short of a humanitarian crisis. Now more than ever it is evident that the initial decision by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, as well as the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, to end support of the successful search and rescue operation, Mare Nostrum, has been a disastrous one. The government commented at the time that the lifesaving Mare Nostrum was an ‘unintended pull factor’.

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Other News: Labour MEPs support campaign for World Down Syndrome Day...

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Claude Moraes, Labour MEP for London, supported the UN's World Down Syndrome Day on Saturday, 21st March. Labour MEPs are encouraging everyone to help raise awareness, and prompt people to learn more about the vital roles that people with the condition play in our communities.



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Other News: February TTIP update: - Labour MEPs secure massive support from European social democrats against private tribunals in trade deals...

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On 4 March, the Socialist and Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament adopted with near unanimity a very strong position paper on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), opposing the inclusion of the controversial mechanism in trade deals with both the US (TTIP) and Canada (CETA).

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