• Jean
  • Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Member
  • United Kingdom Green Party
  • Date of birth: 1 June 1950, Orsett


  • DSAS Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia


  • CPDE Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • EMPL Committee on Employment and Social Affairs


  • LIBE Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • D-IN Delegation for relations with India
  • D-AF Delegation for relations with Afghanistan

Most recent activities

EU flagship initiative on the garment sector (debate)

26-04-2017 P8_CRE-PROV(2017)04-26(21)

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection (recast)

12-04-2017 EMPL_AD(2017)599692

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and amending Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002, Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, EU No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1305/2013, (EU) No 1306/2013, (EU) No 1307/2013, (EU) No 1308/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, (EU) No 652/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Decision No 541/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council

12-04-2017 LIBE_AD(2017)597563
  • "If the government was serious about safeguarding vulnerable children in Europe it would reopen the ‘Dubs’ scheme, and engage in ongoing consultations with local authorities about their capacity to house refugees. It would speed up the process of family reunification applications for children who have already found a way to fill out the paperwork. It would ensure that its asylum policies are clear and accessible to minors across Europe. It would do its sums right." Read my full statement on the Home Office decision to take in 130 more unaccompanied child refugees from within Europe here:
    27/04/2017 12:23 - facebook
  • Don't forget to tune in this afternoon! At 4.30pm (UK time) Green MEP Judith Sargentini and I will be speaking live from Brussels, and taking your questions on what the EU can do to improve conditions in the garment supply chain.
    26/04/2017 12:43 - facebook
  • It's been four years since the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,100 people and injuring 2,500 more. To mark this tragic anniversary, Judith Sargentini and I will be discussing the issues faced by garment workers worldwide, and what the EU is doing to help. Post your questions in the comments below, and join us live on Facebook at 5.30pm (4.30pm GMT) tomorrow!
    25/04/2017 18:03 - facebook
  • In a survey by the University and College Union (UCU) 76% of European academics in UK universities said they were more likely to consider leaving UK higher education as a result of the referendum vote - once again our young people bare the brunt of Thersa May's ill-conceived Brexit. Young Greens
    25/04/2017 14:35 - facebook
  • UK Green MEPs have slammed the shocking disregard for the UK’s air quality crisis as the Government seeks to delay action on tackling air pollution. The Government claims that the ‘purdah’ period in the run-up to the general election means they cannot take action until a new government is formed on 9th June. “The failure highlighted by the Government refusal to meet its legally-binding deadlines is as much moral as it is legal; Ministers continue to display an extremely concerning attitude of indifference towards their duty to safeguard the health of British citizens.” “Conservatives in the UK clearly have little regard for the deadly air quality crisis while the Tories in the European Parliament consistently try to water down air pollution laws. This latest failure is just another cautionary glimpse of what we might expect from Theresa May’s government free of the auspices of the EU, following an extreme Brexit.”
    24/04/2017 18:06 - facebook
  • Very glad this got resolved but when is the Government going to put an end to all this uncertainty and stress for other EU nationals? As pointed out in the article do these (ridiculous) situations have to end up in national papers before common sense prevails?
    24/04/2017 13:35 - facebook



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