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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: Refugee crisis: Humanitarian concerns as winter draws nigh raised by Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes

Posted: Tuesday 06 Oct 2015
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"The tough period starts now, difficult decisions must be taken to make the commitments of the Council a reality on the ground", said Mr Moraes.

The humanitarian situation of refugees within the EU and neighbouring countries was the focus of a plenary debate with Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Luxembourg's minister responsible for relations with the European Parliament during the Presidency of the Council of the EU, Nicolas Schmit, on Tuesday morning.

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Other News: Claude Moraes MEP will vote today to support protection for authentic, original London Savile Row Bespoke Tailoring...

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Today in the EU Parliament in Strasbourg there will be a vote on the extension of geographical indication (GI) protection to non-agricultural products.

This means products like Scottish tartan, Harris tweed, London’s Saville Row bespoke tailoring, Stoke ceramics, Yorkshire stone will have the same GI protection as agriculture products like Melton Mowbray pies, Cornish pasties, Wensleydale cheese, Lincolnshire sausage, Arbroath smokies.

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Other News: Hungary's treatment of refugees is against the letter and spirit of EU law, warns senior Euro-MP...

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The government of Viktor Orban in Hungary is not enforcing EU law and stands outside of EU values over its treatment of refugees, a senior MEP has warned.

Claude Moraes MEP, chair of the European Parliament civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee, told MEPs:

"It is very important in understanding the actions of the Hungarian Government which has spread, to some extent, to other Member States such as the Czech Republic and Slovakia, that Hungary is not enforcing EU Continue reading this news article