Geoffrey Van Orden MEP


Geoffrey Van Orden

Vice-Chairman of ECR Group; Chair of Delegation for relations with India; Member of Conference of Delegation Chairs; Security and Defence Spokesman

Parliamentary Committees:
Foreign Affairs; Civil Liberties, Justice & Home Affairs; Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Parliamentary Delegations:
Relations with India; EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee; Relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

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​Asia-Europe cooperation is more important than ever

18 May 2018 @ 17:00

The second Asia-Europe Political Forum (AEPF) concluded in London today by calling for cooperation between the two continents to tackle global problems such as climate change, disaster relief, major diseases and combating the pollution of our oceans. The forum, hosted by a senior Conservative MEP, brought together political party representatives from 22 countries across Asia and Europe.

Africa must take greater responsibility for its problems

19 Apr 2016 @ 18:00

It is in all our interests for African countries to do more to create peace and stability on their continent, but they need help in this.

Call for EU to review Zimbabwe sanctions

24 Jan 2019 @ 01:00

The EU should review its sanctions against individuals in Zimbabwe following the brutal crackdown on opposition forces, Conservative Security and defence spokesman Geoffrey Van Orden MEP said today.

Conservative MEPs back crackdown on terrorist funding

21 Feb 2018 @ 12:00

Conservative MEPs have helped shape proposals to cut the flow of money to jihadist radicals.

Don't believe scare stories: Gas supplies are safe post Brexit

05 Sep 2019 @ 15:00

The UK's gas supplies will be safe even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, industry figures have indicated.

EU 'sanctions' on Mugabe's inner circle to be relaxed

22 Mar 2013 @ 14:0

Following what southern African observers have described as a 'peaceful and credible' referendum on Zimbabwe's
Constitution, there are now moves to lift the EU 'restrictive measures' on most of the Mugabe supporters that had previously been banned from Europe and had their assets frozen. Only 10 individuals (from the 91 previously banned) and two companies will remain on the list.

EU Army rears its head again

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EU defence spending about integration, not military capability

04 May 2018 @ 13:00

A proposed 22-fold increase in the EU defence budget could mean less money being spent on key areas, Conservative Defence Spokesman Geoffrey Van Orden warned today.

EU still looking for more to do

21 Feb 2013 @ 18:0

In a joint meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Defence committees today (21 February), Poland and Sweden's Foreign Ministers presented their proposals, alongside Italy and Spain - to create a 'European Global Strategy' for a more active EU foreign and defence policy.

European Commission now wants to meddle in our defence industries

24 Jul 2013 @ 14:0

In proposals aimed at extending its involvement in defence industrial production, the European Commission has published (24 July) proposals to foster cooperation among EU countries on defence matters. The EU’s commissioner for the internal market, Michel Barnier is urging Europe to “earn its sovereignty and not be forced to go buy equipment outside of Europe."

European Parliament calls for close security ties with UK post-Brexit

12 Dec 2018 @ 15:00

MEPs approved a new plan to fight terrorism today that calls for the EU to have a close security partnership with the UK after it leaves the bloc.

Future of European Defence proposals undermine NATO

07 Jun 2017 @ 16:00

Responding to the European Commission’s Paper on the Future of European Defence, Conservative Defence & Security Spokesman, Geoffrey Van Orden MEP, said: “The European Commission’s proposals show once again that the EU is on an ego trip, motivated by its own ambitions rather than security needs.

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