1 March 1999

 

LECTURE PUTS UNION UNDER SPOTLIGHT

 

Veronica Hardstaff MEP visited the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside on Friday (26 February) to talk to journalism students about the European Union.

 

Elected to the European Parliament in 1994, Ms Hardstaff commutes weekly from her Sheffield home to Brussels to attend committees and debates.

 

Her talk gave the first year journalism students at the Lincoln campus an insight into the history of the Union and what working there as an MEP entails. As a Labour member she is part of the largest grouping in the parliament, the European Socialists.

 

“The Union is about bringing together our countries for peace and prosperity,” she said.

 

The fifteen member states of the EU have a population of 370 million and the parliament works in 11 official languages.

 

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