European Alzheimer's Alliance 2011

10 May 2011: Two MEPs join the European Alzheimer's Alliance

Two new MEPs have joined the European Alzheimer's Alliance: Vilija Blinkeviciute and Derek Vaughan.

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Vilija Blinkeviciute (S&D, Lithuania) sits on the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee. She is a substitute on the Employment and Social Affairs Committee and the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee.


Ms Blinkeviciute, a former Social Security and Labour Minister in Lithuania, is the first Lithuanian MEP to join the Alliance.

Derek Vaughan (S&D, UK) sits on the Budget Committee. He is a substitute on the Budgetary Control Committee and the Committee on Regional Development.


Currently, the total number of MEPs in the Alliance stands at 52, representing 17 Member States of the European Union and all of the seven political groups in the European Parliament. Alzheimer Europe would like to thank the following MEPs for their continued support of the European Alzheimer's Alliance