Eu’ll still have a voice

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

The var­i­ous peo­ple con­cerned over ef­fects of BREXIT on our rid­ing should take heart. As soon as the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment was set up mem­bers of the Mo­tor­cy­cle Ac­tion Group set up an of­fice in Brussels to lobby the new par­lia­ment. The BMF set up a sim­i­lar of­fice. Soon these amal­ga­mated, as new um­brella or­gan­i­sa­tion named Fed­er­a­tion of Euro­pean Mo­tor­cy­cle As­so­ci­a­tions (FEMA), it is still very much ac­tive and rep­re­sents most EU coun­tries. I can­not imag­ine that MAG or BMF will leave FEMA so al­though our par­lia­ment will have no di­rect say in Euro­pean af­fairs, rid­ers will con­tinue to be rep­re­sented. The most no­table suc­cess of lob­by­ing by FEMA was to throw out pro­pos­als for a 100bhp limit on bikes. By join­ing MAG or BMF rid­ers can have their views passed to EU par­lia­ment via FEMA which is recog­nised by MEPS as a very ef­fi­cient or­gan­i­sa­tion. Mike Baker, MAG and BMF mem­ber

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