European Parliament News

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

Dalton: EU-wide protection is good news for digital consumers

21-Nov-2017 @ 14:15

EU-wide rules protecting people who buy digital content across borders today cleared an important hurdle today in the European Parliament.

Conservative MEP's report would close crime fighting loophole

20-Nov-2017 @ 14:00

Plans to close a loophole which hampers the sharing of criminal records between EU Member States have been unveiled.

Strong EU/New Zealand links "a force for good".

16-Nov-2017 @ 12:15

Links between New Zealand and the European Union will be strengthened following the approval today by MEPs of a comprehensive partnership agreement.

Conservative MEP secures debate on Rohingya slaughter

15-Nov-2017 @ 16:30

Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir has secured an extraordinary debate in the European Parliament into the ongoing persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims.

Zimbabwe: An opportunity for fundamental change

15-Nov-2017 @ 12:00

Friends of Zimbabwe are closely watching the surprising turn of events in Zimbabwe.

Conservative MEPs back new measures to tackle cross-border scams

14-Nov-2017 @ 13:00

Steps to improve co-operation between national consumer protection authorities have been backed by Conservative MEPs today.

Reducing car emissions key to meeting CO2 targets

08-Nov-2017 @ 17:30

Commenting on today's proposals from the European Commission for new vehicle emissions targets, Conservative Internal Market spokesman Dan Dalton MEP said:

All-party Innovation Group launched in the European Parliament

30-Oct-2017 @ 01:00

A new all-party Innovation Group has been launched in the European Parliament to foster innovative technologies.

Nirj Deva MEP receives GG2 Editor's Award

27-Oct-2017 @ 09:00

Senior Conservative MEP Nirj Deva has received the GG2 Editor's Award for his outstanding contribution to British and ethnic minority communities in his 25 years of public service.

Glyphosate fiasco undermines EU's credibility, says Conservative MEP.

25-Oct-2017 @ 13:00

Farmers face continuing uncertainty after the European Commission today ignored scientific evidence and caved into political pressure over the use of the weed killer glyphosate.

New European Parliament rules would increase food bills

24-Oct-2017 @ 16:30

Controversial new regulations for agricultural fertilisers ignore expert opinion and would raise costs for both farmers and producers across the EU, Conservative MEPs argued today.

EU should stand in solidarity with Bosnia and Herzegovina’s ethnic Croats

24-Oct-2017 @ 16:15

Electoral law in Bosnia and Herzegovina disadvantages Croats and undermines the functioning of the country as a federal entity, Conservative Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Tannock said today.

Syed Kamall: EU must show pragmatism in Brexit talks.

24-Oct-2017 @ 10:15

The European Union needs to show pragmatism, not idealism, if it is to secure a mutually beneficial Brexit deal with Britain.

Free online Services endangered by new ePrivacy rules

19-Oct-2017 @ 10:45

New online privacy proposals backed today by MEPs would stifle innovation and threaten the availability of free online services people currently take for granted.

Dan Dalton: New proposals for tackling the migration crisis "waste precious time".

19-Oct-2017 @ 09:00

New plans to tackle the migration crisis will have the opposite effect and risk more refugees falling into the hands of people smugglers, Conservative MEPs believe.

Two Conservative MEPs stripped of party whip

08-Oct-2017 @ 09:00

Two Conservative MEPs who voted to block progress in Britain's Brexit talks have been stripped of the party whip.

Syed Kamall: "This is the moment that will define us."

03-Oct-2017 @ 14:45

Britain should be inspired by its history of global aspiration and a thirst for adventure as it seeks to capitalise on the opportunities of Brexit.

Ashley Fox: Capitalism works for the many, not the few

03-Oct-2017 @ 14:00

Brexit will be a success only if the Conservatives' vision of a free trading, global Britain is delivered, the party's conference heard this afternoon.

Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox said the country's future would be at risk if Labour was allowed to take control of the powers being repatriated from Brussels.

Ashley Fox MEP responds to the European Parliament's Brexit resolution

03-Oct-2017 @ 01:00

Responding to today's resolution in the European Parliament, Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox said:

Europe could lose out if UK-EU don't research together after Brexit

28-Sep-2017 @ 11:00

Leading academics and civil servants from Norway and Israel agreed that both Europe and the UK could lose out if the UK and the EU do not continue to collaborate on research after Brexit.