European Parliament News

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

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.

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals face a funding gap of $2.5 trillion despite the $1.4 trillion already spent globally on foreign aid. Conservative MEPs believe that by using public money to leverage private investment, this funding gap could be reduced and the strain on the taxpayer reduced.

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.

The legislation will introduce safeguards for consumers purchasing a wide range of content, from music and video games to anti-virus software, from another EU country. This should translate into increased consumer confidence in the European market place and simplify arrangements for businesses.

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.

Conservative Home Affairs spokesman Dan Dalton MEP is today presenting proposals for a new centralised database to improve the exchange of criminal record information on third country nationals within the EU.

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.

Mr Deva was presented the award last night at the GG2 Leadership Awards an annual event that aims to highlight and showcase ethnic talent and leadership in the UK. Presented the by the Editor-in-Chief of Asian Media Group, the Editor's Award recognises his lifelong public service and relentless campaigning.

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.

Conservative MEP Syed Kamall, co-chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament, told MEPs today the EU must not get bogged down in the structure of talks.

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.

Conservative MEPs believe the eprivacy regulations fail to strike the right balance between respecting people's right to privacy online and encouraging a wide range of services.

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.

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.

Syed Kamall MEP, Co- Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, today told delegates at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester – the home of the industrial revolution - that they were surrounded by examples of what our country could achieve on the world stage.