19-April-2018 @ 13:00
18-April-2018 @ 09:00
17-April-2018 @ 09:00
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
A full programme of committee meetings takes place this week in Brussels.
On MONDAY Internal Market spokesman Daniel Dalton (West Midlands) presents his draft proposals for new laws aimed at preventing stolen or looted cultural goods being imported into the EU.
How to tackle the radicalisation of people online and in prisons will be discussed at a meeting of the Parliament's Special Committee on Terrorism on TUESDAY. Conservative Defence Spokesman Geoffrey Van Orden (Eastern England) is Vice-Chair of the committee and its only British full member.
Also on TUESDAY, a report by Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Tannock (London) on modernising the EU's association agreement with Chile is voted on by MEPs.
Rupert Matthews MEP (East Midlands) is co-hosting a hearing on the effect of Brexit on the fishing industry on WEDNESDAY.