European Parliament News

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

MEPs back time limit to remove online terrorist content

17-Apr-2019 @ 18:00

Conservative Home Affairs spokesman Daniel Dalton MEP has seen off attempts to water down his report tackling online terrorist content.

Legislation "reboots consumer rights for the digital age"

17-Apr-2019 @ 13:00

Improving trust in online reviews, clamping down on ticket touts and publishing the methodology behind price comparison websites sites are key elements of new consumer protection rules approved by MEPs today.

Priority secured for cyclist safety measures

16-Apr-2019 @ 14:00

Two important changes to new vehicle safety regulations, secured by Conservative MEPs, will help cut cyclist deaths and safeguard Britain's niche car manufacturers.

Kamall on Brexit: "Let's just get it done."

16-Apr-2019 @ 09:45

Britain's most senior MEP today urged Westminster to reach a Brexit deal in time to avoid having to participate in next month's European elections, stating: "The time has come for pragmatism. Let's just get it done."

MEPs back time limit to remove online terrorist content

08-Apr-2019 @ 18:00

Internet platforms which host terrorist content would have one hour to remove it under new EU-wide legislation backed by MEPs today.

Gibraltar vote is unacceptable and undermines the EU

04-Apr-2019 @ 12:00

A European Parliament vote today calling for a "solution" to the sovereignty of Gibraltar undermines the EU's position as a defender of democracy, self-determination and human rights.

British MEP stripped of responsibility for visa-free travel plans amid row over Gibraltar

01-Apr-2019 @ 17:45

A British MEP has today been stripped of responsibility for processing a technical piece of no deal Brexit visa legislation that has been hijacked by the Spanish Government pushing their claims on Gibraltar. UK Conservative delegation leader and MEP for Gibraltar Ashley Fox has condemned the decision as further unnecessary posturing from Spain and their MEPs. The draft laws form part of the EU’s no deal Brexit preparations, and the European Commission has proposed a tweak to existing visa legislation to allow British travellers to benefit from visa travel. However, on the insistence of the Spanish Government, EU Member States added a footnote in the legislation referring to Gibraltar as a ‘Colony of the British Crown’.

New EU consumer protection rules agreed after marathon talks

28-Mar-2019 @ 11:00

Agreement has been reached on modernising the European Union's consumer protection laws following intense negotiations.  

Regulation of the EU crowdfunding sector backed

27-Mar-2019 @ 18:00

New rules providing the first EU-wide regulation of the crowdfunding sector have been approved today by MEPs.

EU time change is "unwanted and unnecessary"

26-Mar-2019 @ 15:00

Moves by the European Union to abolish the bi-annual clock change have been condemned as unwanted and unnecessary by Conservative MEPs.

New EU online copyright rules "sensible and proportionate"

26-Mar-2019 @ 13:00

Major new EU online copyright legislation has been approved today by the European Parliament.

New protection for farmers and food suppliers

12-Mar-2019 @ 15:00

Farmers and other food suppliers will be protected from a range of unfair trading practices under legislation approved today by the European Parliament.

Report closes a "gaping loophole" in cross border crime fight

12-Mar-2019 @ 15:00

A "gaping loophole" which allows third country nationals to hide their criminal records in the European Union was closed today by MEPs.

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.

Conservatives back EU action on live animal transport

14-Feb-2019 @ 14:00

Stronger measures to enforce legislation to protect live animals being transported across the European Union have been backed today by Conservative MEPs.

Time to do the right thing President Mnangagwa

14-Feb-2019 @ 13:00

Zimbabwe must release political prisoners and return to the path of democratic change, Conservative Security and Defence spokesman Geoffrey Van Orden told the European Parliament today.

Europe must act to reap the benefits of AI.

12-Feb-2019 @ 17:30

Europe must take steps now to ensure it reaps the economic, social and technological benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Plan will provide more certainty for UK fishing fleet

12-Feb-2019 @ 17:00

A long term plan to manage fish stocks in the Western Waters, backed today by Conservative MEPs, will provide more certainty for UK fishermen during the Brexit period.

MEP's report tackles terrorist content online

04-Feb-2019 @ 15:45

New EU-wide legislation to tackle terrorist content posted online has been unveiled today by Conservative Home Affairs spokesman Daniel Dalton MEP.

McIntyre presents report on better law making to VP

04-Feb-2019 @ 01:00

The drive for better law making in the European Union must continue even after Brexit.