News Releases | 2014

EU Commission letter shatters NHS myths around TTIP

11-Nov-2014 @ 16:30

Ian Duncan MEP has today released a letter from Jean-Luc Demarty, the European Commission Director General for Trade, in which Mr Demarty makes clear that TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) ‘would not affect the UK or devolved governments’ sovereignty over how NHS services are provided, whether in Scotland or the rest of the UK’.

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European Court supports clampdown on EU benefits tourism

11-Nov-2014 @ 15:45

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Conservative MEPs campaign to lift unscientific barriers to GM farming

11-Nov-2014 @ 14:45

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Auditors' verdict once more shows need for reform

05-Nov-2014 @ 11:45

For the 20th year in a row the EU's auditors could today give the bloc's accounts only a qualified statement of assurance.

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Holiday pay ruling exposes "damaging" EU directive

04-Nov-2014 @ 15:0

The Conservative employment spokesman in the European Parliament today said a landmark ruling on holiday pay demonstrated the damaging effects of the EU's Working Time Directive.

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Kamall condemns EU cash grab

24-Oct-2014 @ 12:0

The EU Commission's demand for £1.7 billion in additional funding from Britain has been strongly condemned by the leader of Britain's Conservative MEPs, Syed Kamall.

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Returning ISIL fighters show need for European system of PNR

23-Oct-2014 @ 11:15

The problem of radicalised Muslims returning to Europe after fighting alongside "Islamic State" throws into sharp focus the need to rethink Europe's approach to sharing air-passenger data with security services, MEPs heard today.

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Tories tell EU: Curb spending – or submit to independent scrutiny

22-Oct-2014 @ 16:45

Europe must slash spending on wasteful pet projects and focus investment on jobs, growth and competitiveness.

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Tories in stand against EU waste and fraud

21-Oct-2014 @ 15:30

Conservative MEPs today refused to endorse the signing–off of two sets of EU accounts still hanging over from 2012.

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Kamall hails "huge opportunity" as Singapore trade deal finalised

17-Oct-2014 @ 13:45

Syed Kamall, leader of Britain's Conservative MEPs, today said the conclusion of the European Union's free-trade agreement with Singapore would mean a host of potential business openings for British and European enterprises.

Dr Kamall, MEP for London, commented "The opportunities involved are simply huge. As well as providing a major boost for professional and financial services companies in London and the rest of the UK, this highlights the importance in coming years of opening up trading relationships with key Far East partners and emerging markets."

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Tories welcome Commission ruling backing Britain's small-business bank idea

15-Oct-2014 @ 17:30

Speaking today in response to an EU Commission announcement that UK plans for setting up the British Business Bank (BBB), to give small businesses in the UK access to finance programmes, do not breach EU state-aid rules, Anthea McIntyre MEP said: "I believe this is another sign that our key message is getting through about allowing SMEs freedom to pull us back to prosperity.

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Top EU body backs Conservative agenda of cutting red tape

14-Oct-2014 @ 1:0

A top EU body tasked with reducing regulatory burdens on business has today backed a Conservative agenda to exempt smaller businesses from a raft of EU laws.

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Welcome for EU-US trade talks mandate being made public

09-Oct-2014 @ 15:0

Commenting after the Council of the EU announced that the mandate for negotiating the EU-US trade deal - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - will be made public, Emma McClarkin MEP,  Conservative trade spokesman, said: 

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MEPs revive key China-link group

09-Oct-2014 @ 15:0

Complex global issues such as climate change and rising extremism spotlight the need for close co-operation with international partners, MEPs heard today at the re-launch of the European Parliament's EU-China friendship group.

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Conservatives welcome Hinkley green light

08-Oct-2014 @ 1:0

Conservative MEPs representing the West Country today welcomed a decision by the European Commission giving  the go ahead for the new reactor at Hinkley Point, Somerset.

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We win pledge to put business before red tape in Brussels

03-Oct-2014 @ 16:15

Conservative MEP Vicky Ford has secured a key commitment from the proposed EU Commissioner for the single market -  to put business before red tape in all her dealings.

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Kamall: Conservatives, not UKIP, will give British people their say on Europe

01-Oct-2014 @ 10:30

Putting David Cameron back in Downing Street is the only way British voters can have their say over Europe in an in-out referendum.

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Scottish Conservative MEP Ian Duncan warmly welcomed today's referendum result.

19-Sep-2014 @ 13:0

Scottish Conservative MEP Ian Duncan warmly welcomed today's referendum result.

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Ford: Digital must be integral part of single market

18-Sep-2014 @ 12:0

Digital technology needs to be at the centre all European trade – not marginalised as a separate corner of the overall economy.

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We are seeking a high flier for our press office

16-Sep-2014 @ 10:00

The European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament, which includes the British Conservative MEPs led by Syed Kamall, seeks to recruit a Media Officer for the UK Delegation (Conservatives in the European Parliament) to join its staff in Brussels.

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