European Parliament News

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

New West Midlands MEP promises to make Europe work for the region

13-Jan-2015 @ 13:0

Strasbourg, 13th January 2015 -- A new Conservative Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands has today taken his seat in Strasbourg. Daniel Dalton MEP said that whilst he would prefer to have been elected under different circumstances, he is honoured to be able to play a role in helping to reform Britain's relationship with the EU, and in representing the West Midlands in Europe, rather than the other way around.

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Tributes to MEP Philip Bradbourn, who has died aged 63

05-Jan-2015 @ 14:0

One of Britain's longest-serving MEPs has died after a battle with cancer.

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Conservatives dismayed by European Court's visa verdict

18-Dec-2014 @ 10:30

Conservative MEPs today expressed dismay over a European Court of Justice ruling rejecting Britain's visa policy for foreign spouses of EU citizens.

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Sales law shift follows Conservative pressure

17-Dec-2014 @ 17:0

The European Commission has agreed to scale down and refocus plans for a Common European Sales Law (CESL).

Ashworth: Budget compromise fails to address the big problems

17-Dec-2014 @ 13:0

Conservative MEPs today opposed a compromise budget package for the European Union.

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Tannock: Hamas verdict wrong and potentially dangerous

17-Dec-2014 @ 12:30

A pronouncement by European judges striking Hamas from an EU international list of banned terrorist organisation was condemned today as inappropriate and potentially dangerous if not rapidly reversed.

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Kamall: The money is there and this EU summit needs to focus on unlocking it

17-Dec-2014 @ 12:15

Strasbourg, 17th December 2014 -- Tomorrow's EU summit is right to ask how it can break down barriers to private investment in Europe, but leaders cannot talk about competition in Brussels yet fail to reform their own economies at home, Syed Kamall MEP said today in a debate with the Commission President.

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Conservatives challenge market-distorting Air France worker bailout

16-Dec-2014 @ 19:0

Conservative MEPs today opposed French demands for a multi-million pound bailout to offset the redundancy obligations of ailing Air France.

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Ford on Commission's work in 2015: The economy must come first

16-Dec-2014 @ 18:15

Strasbourg, 16th December 2014 -- The European Commission has today presented its Work Programme for 2015, the first of the new European Commission's term of office. It prioritises 23 initiatives aimed at 'big' issues such as investment, the digital single market, energy security, migration and monetary union. However, the programme also proposes the withdrawal or amendment of 80 proposals.

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Juncker urged not to drop air quality legislation

11-Dec-2014 @ 17:0

A leaked EU Commission document published in Brussels today suggests that President Jean-Claude Juncker has decided to drop a planned directive on air quality.

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Deva: Aid and trade are key to a better Pakistan

04-Dec-2014 @ 18:0

Improving and deepening relations between the EU and Pakistan were in the agenda during a visit to Lahore today by Nirj Deva, Conservative MEP for the South East of the England and Vice-Chairman of the European Parliament’s Development Committee.

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Conservative MEPs condemn Spanish bullying over new air rules

04-Dec-2014 @ 12:0

Conservative MEPs reacted angrily today to moves by Spain to block an ambitious Europe-wide aviation agreement...unless Gibraltar is excluded.

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Commissioners warned: Time for hard decisions on responsible budgeting

01-Dec-2014 @ 9:0

The EU Commission has been warned it is time for tough choices to bridge the widening gap between its spending commitments and available money.

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Ford: Don't try to pre-empt competition inquiry

27-Nov-2014 @ 11:30

Politicians should step back from official inquiries into competition matters and not attempt to pre-empt them, a senior British MEP cautioned today.

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Kamall: More detail needed to ensure EU investment package unlocks private growth

26-Nov-2014 @ 14:15

President Juncker's €315bn EU Investment Package needs to unlock private investment, but it cannot be a substitute for economic reforms that will encourage more private investment into Europe's economy, Syed Kamall, leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group said this morning.

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Campaigning MEP elected to lead Tories in Brussels

25-Nov-2014 @ 14:15

Ashley Fox is the new leader of Britain's 19 Conservative MEPs.

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Conservatives fight derailment of key anti-terror deal

25-Nov-2014 @ 12:45

Conservative MEPs today condemned attempts in the European Parliament to derail plans for an important new security agreement to boost counter-terrorism.

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Kamall: "Bonus ruling will alienate Britain"

20-Nov-2014 @ 11:0

Today's legal advice  on bankers' bonuses risks driving a further wedge between Britain and the EU, a senior Conservative said.

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Better focus, not more spending, is answer to budget stalemate

18-Nov-2014 @ 12:15

Three weeks of intense negotiation over the European Union's 2015 budget ended in stalemate last night.

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Conservative MEPs welcome Prime Minister’s commitment on TTIP

17-Nov-2014 @ 14:0

Conservatives in the European Parliament today hailed a pledge by the Prime Minister's to put "rocket boosters" behind the planned EU-US trade deal.

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