European Parliament News

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

Returning ISIL fighters show need for European system of PNR

23-Oct-2014 @ 11:15

The problem of radicalised Muslims returning to Europe after fighting alongside "Islamic State" throws into sharp focus the need to rethink Europe's approach to sharing air-passenger data with security services, MEPs heard today.

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Tories tell EU: Curb spending – or submit to independent scrutiny

22-Oct-2014 @ 16:45

Europe must slash spending on wasteful pet projects and focus investment on jobs, growth and competitiveness.

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Tories in stand against EU waste and fraud

21-Oct-2014 @ 15:30

Conservative MEPs today refused to endorse the signing–off of two sets of EU accounts still hanging over from 2012.

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Kamall hails "huge opportunity" as Singapore trade deal finalised

17-Oct-2014 @ 13:45

Syed Kamall, leader of Britain's Conservative MEPs, today said the conclusion of the European Union's free-trade agreement with Singapore would mean a host of potential business openings for British and European enterprises.

Dr Kamall, MEP for London, commented "The opportunities involved are simply huge. As well as providing a major boost for professional and financial services companies in London and the rest of the UK, this highlights the importance in coming years of opening up trading relationships with key Far East partners and emerging markets."

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Tories welcome Commission ruling backing Britain's small-business bank idea

15-Oct-2014 @ 17:30

Speaking today in response to an EU Commission announcement that UK plans for setting up the British Business Bank (BBB), to give small businesses in the UK access to finance programmes, do not breach EU state-aid rules, Anthea McIntyre MEP said: "I believe this is another sign that our key message is getting through about allowing SMEs freedom to pull us back to prosperity.

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Top EU body backs Conservative agenda of cutting red tape

14-Oct-2014 @ 1:0

A top EU body tasked with reducing regulatory burdens on business has today backed a Conservative agenda to exempt smaller businesses from a raft of EU laws.

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Welcome for EU-US trade talks mandate being made public

09-Oct-2014 @ 15:0

Commenting after the Council of the EU announced that the mandate for negotiating the EU-US trade deal - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - will be made public, Emma McClarkin MEP,  Conservative trade spokesman, said: 

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MEPs revive key China-link group

09-Oct-2014 @ 15:0

Complex global issues such as climate change and rising extremism spotlight the need for close co-operation with international partners, MEPs heard today at the re-launch of the European Parliament's EU-China friendship group.

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Conservatives welcome Hinkley green light

08-Oct-2014 @ 1:0

Conservative MEPs representing the West Country today welcomed a decision by the European Commission giving  the go ahead for the new reactor at Hinkley Point, Somerset.

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We win pledge to put business before red tape in Brussels

03-Oct-2014 @ 16:15

Conservative MEP Vicky Ford has secured a key commitment from the proposed EU Commissioner for the single market -  to put business before red tape in all her dealings.

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Kamall: Conservatives, not UKIP, will give British people their say on Europe

01-Oct-2014 @ 10:30

Putting David Cameron back in Downing Street is the only way British voters can have their say over Europe in an in-out referendum.

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Scottish Conservative MEP Ian Duncan warmly welcomed today's referendum result.

19-Sep-2014 @ 13:0

Scottish Conservative MEP Ian Duncan warmly welcomed today's referendum result.

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Ford: Digital must be integral part of single market

18-Sep-2014 @ 12:0

Digital technology needs to be at the centre all European trade – not marginalised as a separate corner of the overall economy.

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We are seeking a high flier for our press office

16-Sep-2014 @ 10:00

The European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament, which includes the British Conservative MEPs led by Syed Kamall, seeks to recruit a Media Officer for the UK Delegation (Conservatives in the European Parliament) to join its staff in Brussels.

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Conservative spokesman on foreign affairs: The EU and NATO must take pro-active steps to send Putin a message

16-Sep-2014 @ 15:0

Speaking ahead of today’s European Parliament vote, which is expected to ratify the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, Dr Charles Tannock MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists Group Foreign Affairs spokesman, said his recent visit to Kiev has affirmed the need for the EU and NATO to take further pro-active steps in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty.

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DEVA: We must tackle the human failings that feed Ebola virus

16-Sep-2014 @ 11:00

Europe's national governments should hold an emergency meeting to co-ordinate efforts to combat the Ebola-virus tragedy in West Africa, MEPs are urged today.

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Welcome for Lord Hill's economic role

10-Sep-2014 @ 18:0

The Leader of Britain's Conservative MEPs, Syed Kamall, and Conservative economic spokesman in the European Parliament, Kay Swinburne, have welcomed the decision to allocate Lord Hill the portfolio of Financial Stability, Financial Services andCapital Markets Union in the next European Commission.

Calais chaos puts onus on Commission to enforce the rules

08-Sep-2014 @ 17:30

Recent chaos at the channel crossing in Calais, where hundreds of migrants tried to force their way onto a ferry bound for England, shows how vital it is that the European Commission start to enforce border control properly, Timothy Kirkhope, Conservative spokesman on Justice and Home Affairs, said today.

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Tannock: Iraq Kurds require military as well as humanitarian help

08-Aug-2014 @ 11:30

The horrific effects of Islamist violence in Kurdish Iraq merits every possible humanitarian aid, but also military help from friendly neighbours to the Kurdistan Regional Government, a senior MEP urged today.

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North MEPs hail Chancellor's "powerhouse" plan

05-Aug-2014 @ 12:0

Conservative MEPs today welcomed the Chancellor's plans to invest in the long-term economic performance of the north of England.

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