European Parliament News

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

​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.

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.

Foster: "Cosmetic testing on animals must be banned worldwide”

03-May-2018 @ 01:00

Today Conservative MEPs backed a call for the EU to spearhead a global ban on the testing of cosmetics on animals.

Nirj Deva: An historic day in Korea, but patience is still needed

27-Apr-2018 @ 13:00

The Chairman of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with the Korean Peninsula, who is engaged in behind the scenes negotiations to defuse tensions between the North and South, has welcomed today's landmark meeting between the North's Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea.

New plan unveiled to end ‘ghost fishing'

24-Apr-2018 @ 14:00

A new plan to protect our oceans from ‘ghost fishing’ has been unveiled today by Conservative MEP John Flack.

New rules will prevent another Dieselgate scandal

19-Apr-2018 @ 13:00

Comprehensive measures to prevent a repeat of the Dieselgate scandal today secured final approval from MEPs.

Nirj Deva: North Korea may be ready to accept a nuclear freeze

18-Apr-2018 @ 09:00

A unique opportunity exists to take the first steps towards lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, according to the Conservative MEP involved in behind-the-scenes talks.

Nirj Deva, Chairman of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with the Korean Peninsula, believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ready to agree a freeze on his country's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

Deva: Prince Charles is the right person to lead the Commonwealth

17-Apr-2018 @ 09:00

Senior Conservative MEP, Nirj Deva, has rejected Kate Osamor MP's statement (Times 13th April) that Prince Charles should not succeed HM The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth as "preposterous".

The Labour Shadow Development Secretary claims him undeserving of this role because he is “not level headed, nor assertive, nor thinks outside the box.”

Syed Kamall: Macron's proposals risk a return to a 1950s agenda

17-Apr-2018 @ 11:00

Emmanuel Macron's reform proposals risk returning the European Union to an outdated agenda of political integration, European Conservatives and Reformists group Co-chairman Syed Kamall warned today.

Responding to the French President's address to the European Parliament, Conservative MEP Mr Kamall said that while agreeing on the need to shake up the EU, the ECR group could not support future plans for a bigger budget, harmonised corporate taxes, a unified social policy, a common asylum policy or a European minister of finance.

Kamall: Syria strikes necessary to reinstate international rules

16-Apr-2018 @ 17:00

Responding to President Tajani's statement to the European Parliament this afternoon on military strikes by the US, UK and France in Syria, Conservative MEP Syed Kamall, Co-chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, said:

New consumer rights must be "effective, practical and proportionate"

11-Apr-2018 @ 14:00

Conservative Internal Market spokesman Daniel Dalton MEP today welcomed the European Commission's New Deal for Consumers.

Conservative MEP says "protectionist" vote will hit business

21-Mar-2018 @ 14:00

MEPs chose protectionism

Measures which would have made it easier for companies to work across the European Union have been rejected today in a move branded protectionist by a senior Conservative MEP.

Conservative MEPs oppose protectionist measures for airlines

20-Mar-2018 @ 13:00

Airlines based outside the EU could face protectionist measures against them after the European Parliament’s Transport Committee voted to update the EU’s competition rules today.

Conservative MEPs' leader condemns Juncker's "nauseating" Putin letter

20-Mar-2018 @ 12:00

Responding to Jean-Claude Juncker's letter congratulating Vladimir Putin on his election victory, Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox said:

"This is a disgraceful letter from Jean-Claude Juncker.

Ashley Fox: "This is a landmark moment"

19-Mar-2018 @ 01:00

The UK can begin to position itself as a global trading nation following today's agreement with the European Union over terms of the implementation period.

Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox welcomed the key concession secured by David Davis which enables the Government to start negotiating and signing new trade deals across the world.

Plans for closer ties between the EU and Commonwealth

19-Mar-2018 @ 12:00

Proposals will be unveiled today in Brussels to establish closer, formal ties between the EU and Commonwealth after Brexit.

Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has drafted a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ that would create links between the EU and its institutions to the Commonwealth. The draft will be submitted to both the EU and Commonwealth for consideration in an open letter later this week.

Two Conservative MEPs appointed to European Parliament's new pesticides committee

16-Mar-2018 @ 12:00

Conservative Agriculture Spokesman Anthea McIntyre MEP and colleague Daniel Dalton MEP have been appointed to the European Parliament's special committee on pesticides.