European Parliament News

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

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.

Ashley Fox: Florence could be the cradle of Britain's renaissance

22-Sep-2017 @ 16:15

Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox has urged the EU to respond positively to Prime Minister Theresa May's landmark speech in Florence today. He said: "Brussels has been asking for concrete proposals and here they are.

UK can replicate EU-Canada trade deal

20-Sep-2017 @ 01:00

A deal which is likely to form the blueprint for post-Brexit trade relations between the UK and Canada comes into effect tomorrow (21st September).

MEPs condemn the persecution of the Rohingya people

14-Sep-2017 @ 12:00

Conservative MEPs have secured the European Parliament's support for a cross-party resolution condemning the attacks against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

EU acts on fire safety in wake of the Grenfell disaster

13-Sep-2017 @ 19:00

A system for pooling information on fire safety and sharing best practice is being established by the European Commission in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Kamall: EU is sailing towards a European superstate

13-Sep-2017 @ 13:00

Responding to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the European Union speech today Conservative MEP Syed Kamall, Co-Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group, said:

Girling: EU changes will threaten popular dieting products

13-Sep-2017 @ 13:00

Europe-wide changes that threaten the viability of some popular dieting products will go ahead after Conservative attempts to have the proposals scrapped were narrowly defeated today.

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'Optimistic diplomacy' is needed to solve Korean crisis

13-Sep-2017 @ 10:00

Conservative MEP Nirj Deva is calling on the international community to use "optimistic diplomacy" to defuse tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

Van Orden helps spearhead EU counter terrorism policy

12-Sep-2017 @ 13:00

Conservative Security Spokesman Geoffrey Van Orden has today been elected to join a small group of MEPs spearheading the European Parliament's response to the growing terrorist threat.

New Scottish Conservative MEP to take her seat

06-Sep-2017 @ 17:00

Baroness Nosheena Mobarik is to become the new Scottish Conservative MEP. She will take a leave of absence from the House of Lords and assume the position with immediate effect.