European Parliament News

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

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.

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.