European Parliament News

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

All-party Innovation Group launched in the European Parliament

30-Oct-2017 @ 01:00

A new all-party Innovation Group has been launched in the European Parliament to foster innovative technologies.

Nirj Deva MEP receives GG2 Editor's Award

27-Oct-2017 @ 09:00

Senior Conservative MEP Nirj Deva has received the GG2 Editor's Award for his outstanding contribution to British and ethnic minority communities in his 25 years of public service.

Mr Deva was presented the award last night at the GG2 Leadership Awards an annual event that aims to highlight and showcase ethnic talent and leadership in the UK. Presented the by the Editor-in-Chief of Asian Media Group, the Editor's Award recognises his lifelong public service and relentless campaigning.

Glyphosate fiasco undermines EU's credibility, says Conservative MEP.

25-Oct-2017 @ 13:00

Farmers face continuing uncertainty after the European Commission today ignored scientific evidence and caved into political pressure over the use of the weed killer glyphosate.

New European Parliament rules would increase food bills.

24-Oct-2017 @ 16:30

Controversial new regulations for agricultural fertilisers ignore expert opinion and would raise costs for both farmers and producers across the EU, Conservative MEPs argued today.

EU should stand in solidarity with Bosnia and Herzegovina’s ethnic Croats

24-Oct-2017 @ 16:15

Electoral law in Bosnia and Herzegovina disadvantages Croats and undermines the functioning of the country as a federal entity, Conservative Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Tannock said today.

Syed Kamall: EU must show pragmatism in Brexit talks.

24-Oct-2017 @ 10:15

The European Union needs to show pragmatism, not idealism, if it is to secure a mutually beneficial Brexit deal with Britain.

Conservative MEP Syed Kamall, co-chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament, told MEPs today the EU must not get bogged down in the structure of talks.

Free online Services endangered by new ePrivacy rules

19-Oct-2017 @ 10:45

New online privacy proposals backed today by MEPs would stifle innovation and threaten the availability of free online services people currently take for granted.

Conservative MEPs believe the eprivacy regulations fail to strike the right balance between respecting people's right to privacy online and encouraging a wide range of services.

Dan Dalton: New proposals for tackling the migration crisis "waste precious time".

19-Oct-2017 @ 09:00

New plans to tackle the migration crisis will have the opposite effect and risk more refugees falling into the hands of people smugglers, Conservative MEPs believe.

Syed Kamall: "This is the moment that will define us."

03-Oct-2017 @ 14:45

Britain should be inspired by its history of global aspiration and a thirst for adventure as it seeks to capitalise on the opportunities of Brexit.

Syed Kamall MEP, Co- Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, today told delegates at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester – the home of the industrial revolution - that they were surrounded by examples of what our country could achieve on the world stage.

Ashley Fox: Capitalism works for the many, not the few.

03-Oct-2017 @ 14:00

Brexit will be a success only if the Conservatives' vision of a free trading, global Britain is delivered, the party's conference heard this afternoon.

Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox said the country's future would be at risk if Labour was allowed to take control of the powers being repatriated from Brussels.

Ashley Fox MEP responds to the European Parliament's Brexit resolution

03-Oct-2017 @ 01:00

Responding to today's resolution in the European Parliament, Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox said:

Europe could lose out if UK-EU don't research together after Brexit

28-Sep-2017 @ 11:00

Leading academics and civil servants from Norway and Israel agreed that both Europe and the UK could lose out if the UK and the EU do not continue to collaborate on research after Brexit.

Ashley Fox: Florence could be the cradle of Britain's renaissance

22-Sep-2017 @ 16:15

Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox has urged the EU to respond positively to Prime Minister Theresa May's landmark speech in Florence today.

He said: "Brussels has been asking for concrete proposals and here they are.

UK can replicate EU-Canada trade deal

20-Sep-2017 @ 01:00

A deal which is likely to form the blueprint for post-Brexit trade relations between the UK and Canada comes into effect tomorrow (21st September).

MEPs condemn the persecution of the Rohingya people

14-Sep-2017 @ 12:00

Conservative MEPs have secured the European Parliament's support for a cross-party resolution condemning the attacks against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

EU acts on fire safety in wake of the Grenfell disaster

13-Sep-2017 @ 19:00

A system for pooling information on fire safety and sharing best practice is being established by the European Commission in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Kamall: EU is sailing towards a European superstate.

13-Sep-2017 @ 13:00

Responding to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the European Union speech today Conservative MEP Syed Kamall, Co-Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group, said:

Girling: EU changes will threaten popular dieting products.

13-Sep-2017 @ 13:00

Europe-wide changes that threaten the viability of some popular dieting products will go ahead after Conservative attempts to have the proposals scrapped were narrowly defeated today.

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'Optimistic diplomacy' is needed to solve Korean crisis

13-Sep-2017 @ 10:00

Conservative MEP Nirj Deva is calling on the international community to use "optimistic diplomacy" to defuse tensions in the Korean Peninsula.