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EU Election Manifesto 2014

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Sinn Féin's bilingual election manifesto for the 2014 EU election was launched on Monday 12 May. Download Sinn Féin's EU Manifesto 2014 here.


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Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has called for the immediate release of Palestinian hunger striker Bilal Kayed. 

Speaking at a solidarity rally in Derry last night, Ms Anderson said; 

"Bilal Kayed has been on hunger strike since 15 June and has been joined by nearly 100 fellow prisoners who are refusing food to demand his freedom.

"He is one of 750 Palestinians, including several children,  held under administrative detention. 

"This outrageous policy used by the Israeli authorities to charge and intern Palestinians without trial, is a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and of the guarantee to a fair trial.

"Sinn Féin stands alongside the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom and statehood.

"Bilal Kayed, and all other Palestinians held under administrative detention must be released immediately.

"The international community must stand up and condemn Israel’s use of so-called administrative detention and demand that Israel respect international law and the fundamental rights and dignity of the Palestinian people."

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Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said farmers and agricultural producers are becoming increasingly concerned about the prospect of being dragged out the EU. 

Ms Anderson said; 

"I met today with representatives of the North's Agricultural Producers' Association in Cookstown to discuss the huge concern that exists in the farming community over the impact of the EU referendum. 

"I have met farmers and agricultural producers across the North and it is clear that there is huge levels of uncertainty about what impact that being dragged out of the EU would have on the sector. 

"Much of our excellent agricultural produce is exported to other EU states and, as such would be particularly vulnerable to any additional trade barriers. 

"The reality is that the majority of people in the North voted to remain in the EU and that democratically expressed view must be acknowledged and respected."

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Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said farmers and agricultural producers are becoming increasingly concerned about the prospect of being dragged out the EU. 

Ms Anderson said; 

"I met today with representatives of the North's Agricultural Producers' Association in Cookstown to discuss the huge concern that exists in the farming community over the impact of the EU referendum. 

"I have met farmers and agricultural producers across the North and it is clear that there is huge levels of uncertainty about what impact that being dragged out of the EU would have on the sector. 

"Much of our excellent agricultural produce is exported to other EU states and, as such would be particularly vulnerable to any additional trade barriers. 

"The reality is that the majority of people in the North voted to remain in the EU and that democratically expressed view must be acknowledged and respected."

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Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the international community have a responsibility to support the people of Palestine. 

Ms Anderson said; 

"The latest Israeli onslaught on the people of Gaza has to be condemned. 

"These latest airstrikes and rocket attacks will only add to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. 

"There is no doubt that men, women and children will be killed by this Israeli aggression. 

"The international community, and the EU in particular have a responsibility to support the people of Palestine and challenge the Israelis to end these attacks. 

"These attacks on the beleaguered people of Gaza must end immediately." 

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Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the loss of EU funding could have a disastrous impact on cancer research. 

Ms Anderson said; 

"I visited Queen's University this week to meet staff to discuss the potential impact of Brexit and it is clear that there is great deal of concern. 

"The global research initiatives at Queens have benefitted from EU funds which have supported excellent research projects. 

"During the visit I was shown a piece of medical equipment, developed at Queens, which is assisting in reducing rates of secondary surgery following breast cancer. 

"Such vital research could be jeopardised by any loss of key EU research funding. 

"It is not only the people of the North who would lose out if funding for cancer research projects is lost but cancer patients all across the world. 

"The people of the North voted to the remain in the EU and the British government should respect and recognise that."