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
Accessing goods and services online, international development and events in Turkey are all on the agenda for Conservative MEPs in Brussels this week.
On MONDAY the Development Committee will vote on a draft plan to establish a European Fund for Sustainable Development, which would mobilise up to €44 billion in public and private funding to support projects in Africa and on Europe's eastern and southern fringes. Conservative Development Spokesman Nirj Deva (South East England) backs the plan in principle but is concerned that proposed conditions could undermine its effectiveness
Plans to make it easier for consumers to buy goods from another EU country, both online and in person, will be voted by the Internal Market Committee on TUESDAY. Conservative MEPs will work to ensure that the new regulations do not penalise independent artists and music labels.
ON WEDNESDAY, Conservative MEPs are expected to take part in a European Parliament discussion on the situation in Turkey following the recent constitutional referendum.