18-April-2018 @ 09:00
17-April-2018 @ 09:00
17-April-2018 @ 11:00
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
The European Parliament meets in Strasbourg and French president Emmanuel Macron is due to address MEPs on TUESDAY. Syed Kamall MEP (London) will respond on behalf of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group.
Later on TUESDAY MEPs discuss the situation in Syria and Russia. There will also be a debate on North Korea at the request of Conservative MEP Nirj Deva (London), who is involved in international efforts to improve diplomatic relations on the Korean peninsula.
On WEDNESDAY a report by Conservative Internal Market spokesman Daniel Dalton MEP (West Midlands) on vehicle type approval and market surveillance – the EU's main legislative response to the Dieselgate scandal – is considered by Parliament. It introduces a new testing regime to ensure cars remain within emission limits throughout their lifetime, avoids unnecessary additional bureaucracy and ensures consumers receive accurate vehicle performance information. The legislation is expected to be approved on THURSDAY.