New EU rules may affect medical device companies in Ireland – McGuinness

April 5, 2017

New rules on better safety and traceability for medical devices may impact Irish-based companies who produce and supply them. The European Parliament today approved stricter rules to ensure that medical devices such as breast or hip implants are traceable and comply with EU patient safety requirements. MEPs also backed laws to tighten up information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices such as those used for pregnancy or DNA testing. The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness explains how the new rules could affect medical device companies in Ireland.

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MEPs approve more safety & traceability for medical devices - McGuinness

April 5, 2017

Stricter rules to ensure that medical devices such as breast or hip implants are traceable and comply with EU patient safety requirements were backed by MEPs today. The European Parliament also approved laws to tighten up information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices such as those used for pregnancy or DNA testing. The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says the new rules are designed to cope with technological developments and to help detect any potential fraudulent behavior in the production and supply of medical devices.

Dur: medical device

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Britain can’t cherry pick what it wants from Brexit – Hayes

April 5, 2017

The European Parliament’s official position on the Brexit negotiations has been endorsed by the majority of MEPs in a vote today. This morning they held a lively debate before they voted on the Brexit resolution. During the debate the former leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage accused the EU of behaving like the mafia. He told MEPs the British don’t have to buy German motor cars or drink French wine. The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says the British will not be able to pick and choose what they want during the Brexit negotiations.

Out words: our businesses

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References to Ireland on Brexit resolution ‘very significant’ – Hayes

April 5, 2017

An overwhelming majority of MEPs today adopted a resolution officially laying down the European Parliament’s key principles and conditions for its approval of the UK's withdrawal agreement. The resolution contains several references to Ireland. It states that the Parliament is ‘especially concerned’ about the consequences of a UK withdrawal on Northern Ireland and its future relations with Ireland. And it says that it is crucial to safeguard peace and preserve the Good Friday Agreement. The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says the references to Ireland in the document are extremely important.

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Long English clip of Manfred Weber on Brexit

April 5, 2017

Long English clip of European Parliament’s European People’s Party chair Manfred Weber speaking during the Brexit debate this morning. He refers to Ireland and avoiding a hard border in this clip. Relates to previous clip filed on this.

Out words: dear friends…ENDS WITH CLAPPING

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A Brexit dislocation could be ‘catastrophic’ – Harkin

April 5, 2017

MEPs in the European Parliament have this morning debated the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. The Parliament has set out its position on Brexit in a document. It includes several references to Ireland. The resolution states that the Parliament is ‘especially concerned’ about the consequences of a UK withdrawal on Northern Ireland and its future relations with Ireland. And it says that it is crucial to safeguard peace and preserve the Good Friday Agreement. The Independent MEP Marian Harkin referred to Ireland’s special situation during this morning’s debate.

Out words: Northern Ireland

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Ireland’s special position on Brexit highlighted by MEPs– Harkin

April 5, 2017

The special position of Ireland was referred to several times during this morning’s European Parliament debate on Brexit. The Parliament’s political groups set out their Brexit priorities during the debate. The chair of the European People’s Party the EPP, which is the Parliament’s biggest group, told MEPs the avoidance of a hard border in Ireland was a priority. The Independent MEP Marian Harkin emphasised the references to Ireland that have been made in the European Parliament’s document on Brexit.

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Guy Verhofstadt on Brexit

April 5, 2017

Full clip of the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt on Brexit debate in the European Parliament this morning. 

Out words: colleagues…ENDS WITH CLAPPING

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Brexit ‘sad and regrettable’ – Verhofstadt

April 5, 2017

The European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt told MEPs this morning that Britain’s relationship with Europe was never easy. He said it was never a love affair but more a marriage of convenience. During this morning’s Brexit debate, leaders from all sides of the political spectrum aired their views on it. Mr Verhofstadt spoke about a future when Britain might re-join the EU.

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“We don’t have to drink French wine” – Farage tells EP

April 5, 2017

The European Parliament has been holding a heated debate on Brexit this morning in Strasbourg. During the debate the chair of the Parliament’s biggest political group the EPP, told MEPs that the avoidance of a hard border in Ireland was going to be a key priority during the negotiations. And Nigel Farage, the former leader of UKIP accused the EU of behaving like the Mafia and gangsters. He slammed the EU for imposing tough Brexit negotiating conditions on the UK.

Out words: your companies

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