European Parliament News

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

MEPs back plan to revolutionise international trade

20-Nov-2018 @ 11:00

Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin's plan to utilise blockchain technology to boost trade has been backed by the European Parliament's Trade Committee today.

New EU rail rules threaten UK passenger rights

15-Nov-2018 @ 01:00

New rules approved today by MEPs risk undermining existing rail passenger rights in the UK, Conservative Transport Spokesman Jacqueline Foster MEP has warned.

MEPs call for close security ties with UK post-Brexit

14-Nov-2018 @ 09:00

The EU must have a close security partnership with the UK after Brexit to fight terrorism, the European Parliament's Special Committee on Terrorism has concluded.

Dyson case: Commission must now design new tests

08-Nov-2018 @ 13:00

Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox has issued the following statement in response to today's European Court of Justice ruling on the long running case involving James Dyson:

Support for plans to transform EU crowdfunding sector

05-Nov-2018 @ 18:30

The first EU-wide regulation of the crowdfunding sector has today cleared an important legislative hurdle. The European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee approved a report by Conservative MEP Ashley Fox and agreed to send it straight into talks with the European Commission and Council. It is now hoped the legislation can be passed before the European elections in May 2019.

Kamall: EU-Japan deal stepping stone for UK's own agreement

05-Nov-2018 @ 16:00

Ratifying the EU-Japan trade deal is the UK's first step to secure its own ambitious agreement with Japan post-Brexit, Conservative MEP Syed Kamall said today after the European Parliament's trade committee approved the deal.

Asia Bibi freed after new Pakistani court ruling

31-Oct-2018 @ 12:00

Conservative MEPs welcome today's decision by Pakistan's Supreme Court to overturn the death sentence of Asia Bibi who was convicted of blasphemy in 2010.

Call to supend EU-US Privacy Shield is reckless

25-Oct-2018 @ 14:00

Citizens and businesses will be left in legal limbo if the European Commission acts on MEPs’ calls to suspend the EU-US Privacy shield, warned Conservative Consumer Affairs Spokesman Daniel Dalton MEP today. He was speaking following a vote in the European Parliament today on a resolution that was initially intended to look into on the misuse of Facebook users’ data by Cambridge Analytica.

Investigation needed into Khashoggi murder

25-Oct-2018 @ 14:00

The brazeness of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is without precedent and must prompt an international investigation, Conservative Foreign Affairs Spokesman Charles Tannock MEP said today.

MEPs approve EU power grab in bid that will increase road charges

25-Oct-2018 @ 12:00

The EU was accused of undermining national sovereignty today after MEPs backed a plan that will increase road charges for haulage companies and motorists.

New EU plan to reduce plastic waste complements UK efforts

24-Oct-2018 @ 14:00

The European Parliament approved new measures today to significantly reduce single-use plastics in a new plan which compliments the UK's own efforts to tackle plastic waste.

EU must be more ambitious to save cyclists' lives

11-Oct-2018 @ 13:30

Conservative MEPs are urging the EU to be more ambitious in its efforts to cut the number of cyclists and pedestrians dying in accidents involving lorries.

MEPs' "grandstanding" risks EU-US data privacy

10-Oct-2018 @ 14:00

A call by MEPs today to suspend the EU-US Privacy Shield threatens to leave businesses and citizens in legal limbo, Conservative Home Affairs spokesman Daniel Dalton warned today.

Montenegro continues progress to EU accession

09-Oct-2018 @ 17:00

Montenegro is making progress towards joining the European Union, but media freedom is amongst the issues still causing concern, according to a report by Conservative Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Tannock.

Conservative MEPs safeguard British car industry

03-Oct-2018 @ 13:00

Thousands of jobs at Jaguar Land Rover have been protected today after Conservative MEPs secured a crucial exemption for the company from the EU's punitive emission plans.

Mobarik: UK one step closer to ending the tampon tax

03-Oct-2018 @ 13:00

New EU VAT rules that will allow the UK to stop taxing sanitary products have been approved by the European Parliament today.

ECJ: MEPs can vote on budget in Brussels if necessary

02-Oct-2018 @ 13:00

Today's "common sense" court ruling which will allow MEPs to vote in Brussels on budget matters in certain circumstances has been welcomed by Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox.

MEPs vote to follow the UK's example to protect farmers from unfair practices

02-Oct-2018 @ 09:00

Measures championed by Conservative MEPs to stamp out unfair trading practices in the food supply chain have been backed by the European Parliament's Agriculture committee. The proposals aim to protect farmers and suppliers from practices including the cancellation of contracts for fresh produce at short notice, late payments by retailers and by demanding more clarity in agreements.

Ashley Fox: Brexit can leave Britain richer, stronger and more united

30-Sep-2018 @ 10:00

Conservatives must rally behind the Prime Minister as we enter a critical stage in the Brexit negotiations, the party’s annual conference was told today.

Syed Kamall: Brexit will allow Britain to define what it stands for

30-Sep-2018 @ 15:00

Brexit is an opportunity for Britain to define what it stands for, the UK's most senior MEP told the Conservative Party conference today.