14-February-2018 @ 16:00
08-February-2018 @ 13:00
07-February-2018 @ 15:00
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
Conservative MEPs are in Brussels this week for a full round of committee meetings.
On TUESDAY John Procter (Yorkshire and the Humber) and Jacqueline Foster (North West England) will support a resolution in the environment committee urging the EU to press for a global ban on testing cosmetics on animals. Such a ban has been in force in the EU since 2013 but 80% of countries worldwide still allow animal testing and the sale of products tested on animals.
The industry and energy committee on WEDNESDAY votes on a series of proposals to overhaul the EU's energy sector. While supporting the aim of increasing cross border trade and improving electricity security, Conservative MEPs will seek changes to measures that would cost billions of pounds to implement for few real benefits.
Syed Kamall MEP will on WEDNESDAY speak on increasing racial, ethnic and religious diversity in the EU institutions to the founders of the Europeans of Colour+ organisation.