European Parliament News

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

Labour backs "crazy" fuel ban which would threaten 6,000 UK jobs

17-Jan-2018 @ 01:00

Labour MEPs were under fire today for potentially jeopardising jobs and the drive for renewable energy at Yorkshire's giant Drax power plant.

ECR spells out its priorities for the EU to Bulgarian PM.

17-Jan-2018 @ 10:00

Challenging Russian aggression, tackling migration and promoting organisational reform should sit alongside Brexit as the EU's priorities over the next six months.

Labour MEPs vote to undermine the sovereignty of UK waters

16-Jan-2018 @ 16:00

Labour MEPs backed a report today in the European Parliament which recommends weakening the UK's control over its waters.

The proposals call for restrictions to be imposed that would prevent countries from extracting resources from their sovereign waters.

Syed Kamall: People expect us to sort out Brexit

16-Jan-2018 @ 11:00

European Union negotiators must decide whether they want a Brexit deal that prioritises people or the EU project, the UK's most senior MEP said today.

Conservative MEP Syed Kamall, co-leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, told the European Parliament that voters were watching to see whether politicians were capable of putting the interests of ordinary people ahead of their own.

Ashley Fox: Commission should follow UK's example on Poland

21-Dec-2017 @ 16:00

Speaking as British Prime Minister Theresa May visited Poland today, 24 hours after the European Commission's controversial decision to invoke Article 7 against the country, Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox said: 

Ashley Fox: “We fully expect Gibraltar to be part of the transition period.”

20-Dec-2017 @ 12:00

Responding to the European Commission's proposed negotiating mandate today, Conservative MEP for the South West and Gibraltar, Ashley Fox, said: “We fully expect Gibraltar to be part of the transition period and for the EU to be cooperative in negotiating this arrangement. It's in no-one's interest that Gibraltar suddenly leaves the EU in March 2019 without time for businesses and workers to adapt.

MEPs back Conservative plan to end Rohingya crisis

14-Dec-2017 @ 12:00

Conservative MEPs' call for an inter-governmental summit to end the ongoing persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims was backed today by the European Parliament.

Labour MEPs "surrender sovereignty" in EU tax vote.

13-Dec-2017 @ 14:00

Labour MEPs were today accused of surrendering sovereignty after they backed proposals for Member States to hand tax setting powers to Brussels.

Ashley Fox: MEPs should not attempt to dictate negotiations.

13-Dec-2017 @ 14:00

The European Parliament should stick to its brief and not try and tie the hands of Brexit negotiators, Conservative MEP's leader Ashley Fox said today.

Conservative MEPs help skewer threat to doner kebabs

13-Dec-2017 @ 14:00

Moves which could have threatened one of Europe's favourite fast foods have been defeated with the help of Conservative MEPs.

EU to allow time for a global deal to cut aviation emissions

12-Dec-2017 @ 12:00

Conservative Transport Spokesman and Deputy Leader, Jacqueline Foster MEP, welcomed today's agreement to “Stop the Clock” to allow time for a global agreement to cut aviation emissions to be negotiated.

The EU currently operates an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for internal flights, but could not extend its scope outside the EU following international opposition. Today's decision will give the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) until December 2023 to finalise a new global scheme called CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation).

"The important work starts here. We must get it right."

08-Dec-2017 @ 13:00

Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox has welcomed news of an agreement between the UK and EU.

Dalton: "Car makers trying to cheat emissions tests will be found out."

07-Dec-2017 @ 12:00

Tough new measures to prevent a repeat of the vehicle emissions scandal have been approved by the European Union.

Taxpayers must be protected from failing banks - Kamall

30-Nov-2017 @ 15:00

Legislation to protect EU taxpayers from having to bail out failing banks has been supported today by Conservative MEPs

Conservatives welcome success of online fake goods crackdown

29-Nov-2017 @ 13:00

The success of a crackdown on internet sites selling counterfeit goods proves more EU legislation is not always the answer.

Conservative MEPs call for an end to animal testing globally

28-Nov-2017 @ 12:00

Today Conservative MEPs voted to call on the EU to spearhead a global ban on the testing of cosmetics on animals.

Farmers pay the price of EU fudge on Glyphosate

27-Nov-2017 @ 16:00

Farmers face further uncertainty after the EU today voted to re-licence the weed killer Glyphosate for just five years.

Capital of Culture decision "an absolute disgrace"

23-Nov-2017 @ 16:30

Today's exclusion of UK cities from the European Capital of Culture process has been condemned by Conservative MEPs.

Conservatives secure key changes to digital broadcast reforms

21-Nov-2017 @ 16:00

Conservative MEPs have backed moves to make news and current affairs programming more widely available across the EU.

The draft legislation approved today by the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee would mean broadcasters could not stop viewers in one country from watching such programmes in another, so called "geoblocking".

Conservative MEPs: We can't end poverty without the private sector

21-Nov-2017 @ 14:00

Ahead of the EU-Africa Summit next week Conservative MEPs have called today for the private sector to take a leading role in the EU's development policy.