European Parliament News

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

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.

Fox: Since 2014 we’ve delivered for Britain, and we’ll secure Brexit too.

26-Sep-2018 @ 12:00

Conservative MEPs’ Leader Ashley Fox MEP’s introduces our new publication showcasing how we have delivered for Britain since 2014.

Come meet us at party conference

26-Sep-2018 @ 12:00

Join us in Birmingham for our final Conservative Party Conference from Sunday 30th September to Wednesday 3rd October. We will be answering your questions at our stand in the main exhibition hall and out our latest report showcasing how we have delivered for Britain. Together with the European Conservatives and Reformist (ECR) Group, we will also be hosting events throughout the conference discussing the UK and EU's future security and economic relationship.

Dalton: Any action must make a difference in Hungary

15-Sep-2018 @ 09:00

Conservative Home Affairs Spokesman Daniel Dalton MEP has issued the following statement:

Myanmar must release Reuters journalists

13-Sep-2018 @ 01:00

Conservative MEPs today backed overwhelming calls in the European Parliament for the immediate release of journalists arrested in Myanmar while investigating the Rohingya crisis.

Kamall: Time running out for EU to start listening

12-Sep-2018 @ 12:00

Time is running out for the European Union to deliver on the issues its citizens really care about, European Conservatives and Reformists group Co-chairman Syed Kamall warned today.

Karim: "Copyright law is catching up with the digital age"

12-Sep-2018 @ 15:30

New copyright rules agreed today by the European Parliament secure the rights of writers and musicians while continuing to promote online innovation.

Hungary report "misguided and counter-productive"

11-Sep-2018 @ 12:00

A bid by MEPs to trigger action against Hungary for alleged breaches of the rule of law is misguided and counter-productive.

Conservative MEP unveils new consumer rights proposals

03-Sep-2018 @ 01:00

An App providing a single source of advice and dispute resolution is the centrepiece of new EU consumer protection rules unveiled today by Conservative MEP Daniel Dalton. It would bring together several existing services and enable users to easily access the help they require.

EU urged to intervene following "scallop wars" clash

29-Aug-2018 @ 16:45

Conservative MEP Nosheena Mobarik is urging the EU to intervene following attacks by French fishermen on UK vessels off the Normandy coast.

Crowdfunding 'passport' plan could transform the sector

29-Aug-2018 @ 13:30

Crowdfunding has the potential to become a much greater source of funding for small businesses in Europe, Conservative MEP Ashley Fox said today as he unveiled proposals for EU-wide regulation of the sector. Separate national rules currently limit cross-border activity, but Mr Fox's report would introduce common regulations and standards that crowdfunding service providers (CSPs) could opt into.

We're working to keep Britain and Europe safe.

04-Aug-2018 @ 11:00

The EU Passenger Name Records (PNR) directive allows the collection and sharing of flight passenger data on flights into and out of the EU, as well as flights within the bloc. Steered through the European Parliament by former MEP Timothy Kirkhope the measures will enable highly-trained analysts to detect terrorist activity, drug and people trafficking. The USA and UK already used PNR to identify patterns of suspect behaviour and Conservative MEPs worked tirelessly to bring the practice to all EU Member States to combat terrorism and crime. Closed firearms loophole exposed by the Paris terror attacks

4 Things We’ve Done To Protect Our Environment

25-Jul-2018 @ 12:00

In the European Parliament, Conservative MEPs have been leading efforts to protect our environment and combat climate change. Here are just four things we've done:

4 Things We’ve Done To Improve Animal Welfare

18-Jul-2018 @ 12:00

In the European Parliament, Conservative MEPs have been leading efforts to improve animal welfare and protect the world’s wildlife for future generations. Here are just four things we’ve done:

Vote puts EU-US data privacy agreement at risk

05-Jul-2018 @ 14:00

Irresponsible vote threatens future of EU-US privacy agreement A vote in the European Parliament today calling for the suspension of the EU-US Privacy Shield is irresponsible and could leave EU citizens in legal limbo, warned Conservative Home Affairs Spokesman Dan Dalton

Karim: "Copyright vote threatens internet regulation"

05-Jul-2018 @ 13:00

Controversial new copyright rules for online material will be discussed by the European Parliament in September after MEPs today voted to alter the legislative process.

MEPs back plan to end ‘ghost fishing'

20-Jun-2018 @ 11:00

A new plan to protect our seas from 'ghost fishing' has been overwhelmingly backed by the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee today.

Rohingya: The EU must turn words into action

14-Jun-2018 @ 12:00

The European Union must turn talk into action and begin providing practical assistance to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, MEPs were told today. 

MEPs call for close security relationship with UK

13-Jun-2018 @ 13:00

In a vote today MEPs agreed on “the need for the EU to ensure a close security and defence relationship with the United Kingdom after Brexit”. The call, contained in a report on EU-NATO relations, was welcomed by Conservative Defence and Security spokesman Geoffrey Van Orden, who commented: