European Parliament News

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

Brussels conference on mutilation demands better co-operation, tougher prosecution

12-Feb-2014 @ 11:0

Calls for greater international co-operation in the fight against the horror of female genital mutilation were at the centre of a unique conference in Brussels.

Property rights offer a better long-term solution to poverty says ECR development spokesman

11-Feb-2014 @ 18:0

As European taxpayers continue to struggle in the wake of the global financial crisis, a report by ECR MEP Nirj Deva offers a long-term solution for poorer nations – through the development of property rights.

Conservative victory lifts threat to our seed industry and garden centres

11-Feb-2014 @ 16:0

Conservative MEPs scored a major success today when EU plans - which could have created huge problems for Britain's garden centres and producers of packet seeds – were rejected.

Conservatives turning the tide on EU red tape

10-Feb-2014 @ 17:0

Conservative MEPs have succeeded in securing cross-party and multi-national support for a comprehensive blueprint to boost business and job-creation across Europe.

Tories strive to end the horror of child-mutilation

06-Feb-2014 @ 16:0

The scandal of female genital mutilation (FGM) was highlighted in Strasbourg today by campaigning MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, who told the European Parliament a zero-tolerance approach was needed across Europe and around the world.

Message to Yanukovych: Call off the thugs, call elections instead

06-Feb-2014 @ 9:0

Ukraine's President needs to call off his henchmen and call elections instead if his country is to move towards peace and prosperity, the European Parliament was told today.

MEP condemns EU attempts to increase its role in controlling key industries

05-Feb-2014 @ 16:0

The European Parliament yesterday (5 February) passed a resolution on the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), along with a technical authorisation for Member States to ratify the Treaty.

Conservative MEPs reject "passenger rights" proposals which exclude Gibraltar

05-Feb-2014 @ 14:0

Conservative MEPs today voted to reject a discriminatory report which sets out planned legislation on consumer rights for air passengers – but excludes all flights in and out of Gibraltar Airport.

Syed Kamall's letter to Gerard Batten

05-Feb-2014 @ 14:0

Syed Kamall, leader of Britain's Conservative MEPs, today sent the following letter to Gerard Batten of UKIP

Trade Defence Modernisation: One step forward, two steps back

05-Feb-2014 @ 13:0

The European Parliament today cast a partial vote on the most controversial part of trade policy: Trade Defence Instruments (TDI). Three-way negotiations between the Parliament, EU Council and Commission will now take place in an attempt to reach a final deal before the end of the current legislature.

New EU law for digital music hits the right note

04-Feb-2014 @ 17:0

Music lovers across Europe received a welcome boost today thanks to new legislation that will make it easier for online music providers to offer their services across the whole EU, rather than in just one or a few countries.

Conservative MEPs propose red-card system to block bad EU laws

04-Feb-2014 @ 13:0

Conservative MEPs today put forward plans for a red-card system to let national parliaments block burdensome and interfering European legislation.

Kamall slams "divide and rule" plan to split euro and non-euro MEPs

04-Feb-2014 @ 9:0

The leader of Britain's Conservative MEPs today condemned attempts to hive off certain key policy decisions to a separate "euro-only"' committee.

Conservatives demand action on mutilation of girls

03-Feb-2014 @ 9:0

Following pressure from campaigning MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, a hard-hitting resolution will be put to the European Parliament this week demanding action to end the horror of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Ford urges businesses and scientists to bid for money from Brussels

31-Jan-2014 @ 13:0

Conservative MEP Vicky Ford was once again standing up for British science and research when she delivered a speech at the Royal Society in London today.

Kamall: Commission bank proposals are too little, too late

28-Jan-2014 @ 15:0

Proposed structural reform of the banking sector across the EU will be too little too late to tackle fundamental problems that plunged the world economy into crisis.

Conservative MEPs back Gibraltar's Brussels protest

28-Jan-2014 @ 11:0

Conservative MEPs today gave their full support to protestors who travelled to Brussels to demonstrate against Spanish harassment of Gibraltar citizens.

Kamall: Court ruling hinders flexibility

22-Jan-2014 @ 12:0

Syed Kamall, leader of Britain's Conservative MEPs and spokesman of economic and monetary said he regretted today's ruling by the European Court of Justice over the regulation of so-called short selling."

Reforming EU audit services to restore investors' confidence

21-Jan-2014 @ 11:0

A draft agreement between the European Parliament and EU Council on legislation to open up the EU audit services market beyond the dominant "Big Four" firms and remedy auditing weaknesses revealed by the financial crisis was endorsed by the Legal Affairs Committee today (Tuesday). The draft also aims to improve audit quality and transparency and prevent conflicts of interest.

Callanan: Greece is evidence that abstract visions should give way to realism

15-Jan-2014 @ 16:0

Speaking during a debate with Greek Prime Minister Samaras today, European Conservatives and Reformists Group leader Martin Callanan MEP said that the experience of Greece should teach the EU a lesson that abstract visions not rooted in reality are harming the European Union, and should be replaced by a more practical EU.