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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: The European Parliament backs my report for stronger privacy safeguards for EU citizens following NSA scandal

Posted: Wednesday 12 Mar 2014
Category: Articles-General

Today the European Parliament backed my report calling for the EU to adopt new rules on data protection and negotiate with the US to ensure stronger safeguards for its citizens in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal. The inquiry also calls for the suspension of the Swift and Safe Harbour agreement on the transfer of bank and consumer data, and for the reinforcement of protections for journalists and whistle-blowers. The resolution, in which MEPs set out their findings and recommendations to boost EU citizens' privacy, was backed by 544 votes to 78, with 60 abstentions.

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Other News: Labour MEPs call on PM to take action on youth jobs as figures show 28.6% of 16-24 year olds are out of work in London...

Category: News-General

This month I, along with my Labour MEPs, called on David Cameron to stop wasting time and apply now for European Union funding to tackle the youth unemployment crisis. Unlike every other EU country, the UK government has not yet submitted an implementation plan to access EU funding under the Youth Employment Initiative and EU Youth Guarantee.

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Other News: Better social rights and conditions for seasonal workers...

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Non-EU seasonal workers will enjoy decent working and living conditions, such as a minimum wage and adequate accommodation, under a draft law agreed by the European Parliament and Council and backed by national governments on 29 October 2013. These rules will tackle exploitation, while preventing temporary stays from becoming permanent.

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