Sajjad Karim MEP

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Sajjad Karim

Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Armenia, EU-Azerbaijan and EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committees; Member of Conference of Delegation Chairs; Legal Affairs Spokesman

Parliamentary Committees:
Legal Affairs; International Trade

Parliamentary Delegations:
EU-Armenia, EU-Azerbaijan and EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committees; Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

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2019 EU elections vulnerable to Russian meddling

24 May 2018 @ 10:00

Next year's European elections are at risk of Russian meddling unless action is taken warns a senior Conservative MEP.

Asia Bibi freed after new Pakistani court ruling

31 Oct 2018 @ 12:00

Conservative MEPs welcome today's decision by Pakistan's Supreme Court to overturn the death sentence of Asia Bibi who was convicted of blasphemy in 2010.

Audit deal should restore confidence

17 Dec 2013 @ 14:0

The European Parliament's lead MEP on new legislation to reform the audit sector today hailed a breakthrough in negotiations which should see a deal finalised when representatives of member states meet in Brussels tomorrow (Wednesday).

Audit negotiations called off as compromise stalls

04 Dec 2013 @ 17:0

Sajjad Karim, the European Parliament's lead negotiator on an important package of reforms to the audit profession, has called off the latest round of negotiations due as part of the legislative process.

Breakthrough for online TV and music subscribers

18 May 2017 @ 12:00

Subscribers to services such as Sky Now TV and Netflix will soon be able watch programmes while abroad following a vote today backed by Conservative MEPs.

Competition Commission's Audit concerns being addressed by MEP Karim

22 Feb 2013 @ 17:0

Reforms to the EU's audit market, currently being led through the European Parliament by Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim, will address concerns raised by the UK's Competition Commission regarding the lack of competition in the sector and the dominance of the 'Big Four' companies.

Conservative MEP to investigate UKIP "altercation".

07 Oct 2016 @ 13:00

The decision to refer yesterday's incident involving UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe to the European Parliament's Code of Conduct Advisory Committee has been welcomed by committee chairman Sajjad Karim.

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.

Conservatives put correct focus on panorama photographs

07 Jul 2015 @ 18:45

Conservative MEPs will this week vote to delete controversial clauses from proposed legislation which threatened to ban people from photographing and sharing pictures of landmark buildings such as the Eiffel Tower or Houses of Parliament.

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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".

Copyright: moves to make licensing of copyrighted content easier

09 Jul 2013 @ 15:0

Members of the European Parliament Legal Affairs committee adopted unanimously today their position on the proposal for a directive on the collective management of copyright.

EU backs plan for all shareholders to be given the right to vote on company directors’ pay

14 Mar 2017 @ 13:30

The European Parliament has passed plans to give all shareholders the right to vote on company directors’ pay, bringing the EU in line with UK shareholders’ rights.

The UK Government has already introduced reforms giving shareholders the power to challenge what they regard as excessive pay. This vote brings the EU in line with the UK by granting shareholders the right to vote on their company's remuneration policy.

EU online copyright rules clear a major hurdle

26 Feb 2019 @ 15:30

New EU-wide online copyright rules cleared a major hurdle today when they were approved by the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee.

EU sales law is a recipe for confusion

17 Sep 2013 @ 11:0

Legislation to create a so-called single European Sales Law is a recipe for confusion and uncertainty, a Conservative MEP has cautioned.

EU tackling terrorism at home

30 Jan 2013 @ 15:0

Tackling terrorism at the grass roots was the main agenda for a high level conference with EU officials, NGOs and Europe's home ministers yesterday. The European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom, hosted the meeting in Brussels and interior ministers from France, Spain, Norway, and Sweden highlighted the need to curb home grown extremism and terrorism.

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