News Releases | 2013

Landmark vote on Fox report to stop the Strasbourg circus

20-Nov-2013 @ 15:0

In a landmark vote, the European Parliament today took amajor step towards scrapping the notorious Strasbourg Travelling Circus.

Conservatives reject patronising boardroom quotas

20-Nov-2013 @ 15:0

Conservative MEPs today voted against EU plans to imposea compulsory female quota of 40 per cent on company boardrooms - with swingeingsanctions for firms that fail to comply.

Vote sets the seal on Cameron's EU budget deal

19-Nov-2013 @ 16:0

The European Parliament finally agreed the EU's long-termbudget today after months of wrangling.

Kamall to lead Tory MEPs into 2014 election

19-Nov-2013 @ 14:0

Syed Kamall is the new leader of Britain's ConservativeMEPs.

European youth study and sport package agreed

19-Nov-2013 @ 13:0

The European Parliament today approved a comprehensivepackage of funding measures in the field of education, training, and sportwhich will cover youth study and training programmes through until 2020.

Landmark vote due on one-seat campaign

18-Nov-2013 @ 18:0

The European Parliament is set to make a landmark votethis week, seen as a major step towards scrapping the notorious StrasbourgTravelling Circus.

MEPs question "deeply disappointing" findings of EU Gib report

15-Nov-2013 @ 16:0

The Conservative MEPs representing Gibraltar todayresponded to the publication by the EU Commission of a report from itsinspectors sent to monitor problems at the border crossing with Spain.

New budget agreement: Conservatives continue to bear down on EU costs

12-Nov-2013 @ 12:0

An agreement was struck in the early hours of today(Tuesday) on the European Union's budget for 2014.

Girling welcomes moves to end US beef ban

05-Nov-2013 @ 18:0

The Conservative agriculture spokesman in the European Parliament today welcomed an indication by American authorities that the USA is set to lift its ban on imports of beef from the EU, imposed in the wake of the BSE crisis.

EU mis-spending - It's 'Carry On Squandering'

05-Nov-2013 @ 9:0

Misspending and waste of European Union moneyis continuing to get worse, the latest report by the bloc'sauditors reveals today.

Pride over Yorkshire's global honour

29-Oct-2013 @ 17:0

Timothy Kirkhope, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and theHumber, has welcomed the travel guide Lonely Planet's decision to nameYorkshire high up in its list of the world's best regions to visit.

Tannock issues warning over Maldives "judicial coup"

26-Oct-2013 @ 9:0

In a speech to the European Parliament this week, Conservative foreign affairs spokesman Charles Tannock levelled a stern warning over the looming constitutional and democratic crisis in the Maldives.

Conservatives send Commission a budget-talks warning

24-Oct-2013 @ 13:0

Conservative MEPs today sent a warning message to the EUCommission over poor management and brinksmanship in its handling of budgetnegotiations.

Conservatives resist "indisciplined" budget-grab by MEPs

23-Oct-2013 @ 17:0

Conservative MEPs dug in today to resist a move in theEuropean Parliament to hike up next year's EU budget by more than a billionpounds.

Callanan: Cut Red Tape and smash vested interests to create a business-led economic recovery

23-Oct-2013 @ 12:0

Tomorrow's meeting of EU leaders in Brussels shouldprioritise cutting the red tape that causes Europe to export jobs and wealth,rather than goods and services - Martin Callanan MEP, European Conservativesand Reformists Group leader, said today in a debate with the CommissionPresident Barroso.

Report approved on troubled African region

22-Oct-2013 @ 17:0

Charles Tannock MEP today welcomed the adoption by theEuropean Parliament of his comprehensive report on the Sahel region of Africa.

Consumer protection measures undermined by MEP vote

22-Oct-2013 @ 14:0

Late last night, the European Parliament's Economic andMonetary Affairs Committee decided to add additional, unnecessary requirementsto investor-protection measures set out in the Key Information DocumentRegulation.

Conservatives oppose compulsory sex education aged four

22-Oct-2013 @ 14:0

Conservative MEPs today headed off extreme proposals on"sexual and reproductive health and rights" which would see sexeducation become compulsory across Europe for children as young as four.

ECR Group welcomes historic Canada trade deal

18-Oct-2013 @ 11:0

The European Conservatives and Reformists Group in theEuropean Parliament warmly welcome the conclusion of the EU-Canada negotiationsfor a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). A deal is expectedtoday. This comes after four years of hard work on this agreement following thelaunch of negotiations in May 2009.

Kirkhope: Prisoner-vote ruling puts down a clear legal marker

16-Oct-2013 @ 15:0

A senior Conservative MEP today welcomed the SupremeCourt's decision dismissing appeals from two prisoners over the right to voteunder European Union rules.