European Parliament News

Here you can find an archive of all the news items that have been on this website.

EU commission must not resort to digital protectionism over Netflix

19-May-2016 @ 13:30

Next week the European Commission is set to publish a revision of its Media Services Directive, which is expected to include a requirement for Netflix and other on-demand services to devote at least 20 per cent of their content to European works.

Conservative MEP urges action to save Battle of the Somme re-enactment

13-May-2016 @ 11:00

Conservative MEP Vicky Ford is going into battle on behalf of British enthusiasts who fear being stripped of their trusty Lee Enfield rifles at a major re-enactment of the Battle of the Somme.

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Clearer labelling would help shoppers and farmers

12-May-2016 @ 13:30

Farmers and consumers would benefit from a proposal, backed by Conservative MEPs, for country of origin labelling to be extended to some dairy and meat products.

The move is intended to rebuild trust following recent food scandals, enable shoppers to make informed choices when buying food and assist local producers.

Conservative MEPs attack Labour's "empty political gestures" on tax

12-May-2016 @ 11:00

Conservative MEPs made clear today they will be supporting proposals put forward by British EU Commissioner Lord Hill which would force multi-national companies to publicly report their tax dealings on a country-by-country basis.

McIntyre: Simpler rules mean growth and jobs

11-May-2016 @ 01:00

Simpler legislation and greater flexibility are the only way to ensure that Europe's economy grows and unemployment falls, MEPs have been warned.

EU must retain power to impose anti-dumping measures, say Conservative MEPs.

10-May-2016 @ 15:30

The EU must retain the power to take "timely, necessary and effective" action against anti-competitive practices as it shapes future trade arrangements with China, Conservative MEPs insisted today.

New rules on website and app accessibility agreed

04-May-2016 @ 14:30

New rules have been approved guaranteeing fuller access to the internet for people with disabilities.

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Conservative MEP hails cut in mobile roaming charges

29-Apr-2016 @ 01:00

Mobile phone roaming charges will fall significantly tomorrow when a measure supported by Conservative MEPs comes into force.

Ruling threatens to delay key emissions trading report

28-Apr-2016 @ 01:00

Conservative MEP Ian Duncan is calling on the European Commission to respond urgently to a legal ruling which places a question mark over its flagship Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

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Committee backs Conservative MEP's plan to tackle growing threat of plant pests

26-Apr-2016 @ 01:00

A Conservative MEP's drive to protect gardens, farmland and the UK countryside from deadly plant diseases took a big step forward today.

New plans to close firearms loopholes unveiled by Conservative MEP

20-Apr-2016 @ 16:30

Legal controls on blank firing guns, basic standards for firearms storage, mandatory medical checks for licence holders and tighter controls on the sale of ammunition are being proposed in an attempt to close loopholes in European gun laws.

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Africa must take greater responsibility for its problems

19-Apr-2016 @ 18:00

It is in all our interests for African countries to do more to create peace and stability on their continent, but they need help in this.

New approach to end global poverty

18-Apr-2016 @ 12:00

The European Parliament has backed proposals to create new innovative ways to mobilise private capital in the fight against global poverty as part of a broader approach to development.

EU Passenger Name Records directive finally takes off

14-Apr-2016 @ 12:00

An EU law allowing the collection and sharing of flight passenger data – to detect terrorist and serious criminal activity - finally took off today after five years of talks between MEPs and European governments.

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Passenger Name Records: It's now or never, lead MEP says

13-Apr-2016 @ 18:00

The European Parliament has this afternoon debated tomorrow's vote on a new EU Passenger Name Records directive, seen as a critical tool in the EU's counter-terrorism efforts.

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Glyphosate: European Parliament votes for seven year approval

13-Apr-2016 @ 16:00

The European Parliament has voted to support extending approval for glyphosate, the world's most widely used weed killer.

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Leader of Conservative MEPs comments on AfD MEP's expulsion

13-Apr-2016 @ 16:00

Responding to the expulsion last night of Alternative fur Deutschland MEP Marcus Pretzell from the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, UK Conservative delegation leader Ashley Fox MEP said:

MEPs back moves to increase role of national parliaments.

13-Apr-2016 @ 01:00

MEPs have backed measures increasing the role of national parliaments in EU law making.

European Parliament backs plan to streamline regulation

13-Apr-2016 @ 15:30

MEPs from across Europe have supported British-backed proposals calling on the EU to avoid unnecessary regulation in the Single Market.

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Vote on EU Passenger Name Records likely to happen next week

07-Apr-2016 @ 15:00

A long-awaited vote on the EU Passenger Name Records (PNR) legislation is likely to happen next week after months of delays.

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