European Parliament News

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

Karim: We need a president for the whole parliament

25-Jun-2014 @ 11:0

All 751 MEPs should think hard and think as individuals before perpetuating the two-party stitch-up method of deciding the presidency of the European Parliament.

Kamall: European Commission step in the right direction on reducing burdens

19-Jun-2014 @ 11:0

The leader of Britain's Conservative MEPs Syed Kamall has welcomed today’s announcement of further actions aimed at making some EU laws less burdensome and costly, following a long campaign by the ECR Group to ensure regulation is acting as a conduit for business, rather than a barrier.

McClarkin: Ski case highlights French protectionism

17-Jun-2014 @ 01:00

British ski instructor Simon Butler has been found guilty today of teaching without proper qualifications by a French court. He was sentenced to 200 days in prison or a €30,000 fine.

Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin, who has raised Mr Butler's case with the EU Commission, believes he is a victim of French protectionism. She initiated EU legislation which allows appropriate professional qualifications to be recognized across Europe.

The East Midlands MEP today said: "This case just goes to prove that protectionism still takes priority in France. I'm sad to say Mr Butler's case is not the only incident of British instructors having problems in France. The French behaviour defies the free movement of workers and is totally against the recognition of professional qualifications."

Karim puts Presidential bid to Group Leaders

10-Jun-2014 @ 15:0

Sajjad Karim MEP, nominated as the European Parliament Presidential candidate by the ECR group, has today written to the leaders of all the main groups in the European Parliament seeking their backing. He said:

Welcome for new law to end scandal of 21st Century slavery

04-Jun-2014 @ 13:0

Draft legislation to counter modern-day slavery represents a declaration of intent to stop a 21st Century scandal which degrades us all, a senior Conservative MEP said today.

"Make new migrants renounce mutilation", says Conservative-led community forum

07-May-2014 @ 10:0

People coming to Europe as migrants should be obliged to sign a declaration rejecting the brutal practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Landmark vote backs Conservative vision of re-shoring jobs

16-Apr-2014 @ 16:0

Reversing the trend of companies off-shoring their production and services to foreign parts offers huge opportunities and can play a key part in our economic turnaround, MEPs have agreed in a landmark vote

Tories see off EU plan to impose burdensome fees on the food supply chain

16-Apr-2014 @ 16:0

Conservative MEPs have scored a major success by staving off plans to impose EU-wide fees on inspections related to the food supply chain.

Marathon negotiations will boost confidence in Europe's capital markets

15-Apr-2014 @ 19:0

Four years of painstaking work and intense negotiation ended successfully for Conservative MEPs today when the European Parliament finally approved key legislation on financial trading.

European Parliament adopts three legged package to stabilise banks and protect taxpayers

15-Apr-2014 @ 19:0

A new package of legislation adopted by the European Parliament today will protect taxpayers and ordinary bank depositors from bank failure, Vicky Ford MEP, one of the parliament’s lead negotiators on the proposals, said today.

Making our roads safer

15-Apr-2014 @ 14:0

Conservative MEPs today backed new rules on lorry design to make Britain's roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Key audit reforms pass final hurdle

03-Apr-2014 @ 16:0

Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim today spoke of hissatisfaction after key legislation on audit reform, which he is piloting,received its final seal of approval from the European Parliament sitting inBrussels.

Tannock asks Egyptian Foreign Minister to drop charges against British journalist

01-Apr-2014 @ 17:0

A British Al-Jazeera journalist who has been charged withaiding terrorism in Egypt – despite having left the country before the MuslimBrotherhood was proscribed a terrorist organisation – had her case raised todaywith the Egyptian Foreign Minister, by Dr Charles Tannock, Conservative foreignaffairs spokesman.

EU banking bail-out deal protects UK red lines

20-Mar-2014 @ 16:0

All-night bargaining over the proposed single resolutionmechanism (SRM) for banks has produced an agreement which will do the job whilestill protecting the interest of euro "out" nations which choose notto participate.

Labour, LibDems and UKIP put thousands of UK jobs at risk

19-Mar-2014 @ 17:0

Labour, Liberal Democrat and UKIP MEPs have todaythreatened thousands of British jobs at Airbus and elsewhere by voting tocontinue forcing non-European airlines to pay an emissions levy whenever theyfly to or from the EU, Martin Callanan, Conservative MEP, has warned.

Turning the tide on mutilation

18-Mar-2014 @ 16:0

“High-powered, emotional and inspiring…I hope this daycan be a landmark in this important struggle.”

Euro-Prosecutor – the slippery slope to sidelining our own courts

12-Mar-2014 @ 15:0

Plans for a European Public Prosecutor could create a slippery slope towards a continent-wide criminal justice system, Conservative MEPs have warned.

Conservatives shun tainted Single European Sky plans

12-Mar-2014 @ 12:0

Excellent proposals to make the Single European Sky initiative a reality have been badly thrown off course by the addition of extra proposals which add legal problems, create red tape and discriminate against Gibraltar, senior Conservative MEP Jacqueline Foster warned today.

Conservatives counter proposed free-movement diktat

12-Mar-2014 @ 9:0

Conservative MEPs will today vote to reject "rigid and dictatorial" EU legislation which threatens to impose a central interpretation from Brussels of how rules on free movement of workers should be applied.