05-December-2016 @ 14:00
01-December-2016 @ 16:15
30-November-2016 @ 18:30
The people have spoken and have decided that the UK should leave the European Union.
Our job now as Conservative MEPs is to help secure a deal that safeguards Britain’s best interests while maintaining the best possible relations with our European partners.
So long as Britain is a member of the EU Conservative MEPs will remain fully engaged, contributing to legislation, voting in Parliament and representing our country and constituents.
In the longer term we will not turn our back on Europe. We will continue to trade with the EU and co-operate in important areas such as security.
A new chapter in our nation's history is opening. We are committed to playing our part in forging a positive role for Britain in Europe and the rest of the world.
Ashley Fox MEP
UK Conservatives in the European Parliament
At the European Parliament's International Trade Committee on MONDAY, Emma McClarkin MEP (East Midlands) will present her report on how EU trade agreements can be harnessed to tackle the illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products.
On MONDAY night talks resume between the European Parliament, Council and Commission to try and agree updated firearms legislation to help keep semi-automatic weapons out of the hands of terrorists and criminals while protecting the interests of legal owners. Vicky Ford MEP (Eastern England) is leading negotiations on behalf of the Parliament.
Events taking place on TUESDAY include seminars on the future of environmental protection, hosted by Ian Duncan MEP (Scotland), and a discussion on where people's online data should be stored, chaired by Mrs Ford.
On WEDNESDAY Conservative Development spokesman Nirj Deva MEP (South East England) hosts a seminar on development in Africa and how jobs and economic development can be generated through public-private partnerships.
On THURSDAY the Environment Committee is due to vote on proposals being steered through Parliament by Mr Duncan reforming the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme to make it more effective at tackling climate change.