News Releases | 2015

Conservative MEPs back final deal to end mobile roaming charges

27-Oct-2015 @ 13:45

Mobile phone roaming will end in July 2017 and will be significantly cut next summer in an agreement on telecoms laws backed by MEPs today, with the support of Conservative MEPs

Modernised package holiday rules will give greater protection to travellers, say Conservative MEPs

27-Oct-2015 @ 13:45

Travellers buying a package holidays online will now get the same protection as those buying from traditional travel agents under new EU-wide rules, backed today by Conservative MEPs.

Foster leads call for robust action against wildlife crime

21-Oct-2015 @ 16:15

The EU must take more robust action to tackle international wildlife crime, the Deputy Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament, Jacqueline Foster, has said.

Girling issues warning over proposed organic food rules

14-Oct-2015 @ 11:30

ECR MEP Julie Girling has strongly criticised a proposed revision to the rules on organic farming in the EU.

Foster warns against over-regulation in major speech on aeronautics industries

14-Oct-2015 @ 11:30

Deputy leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament, Jacqueline Foster, has used a major speech in Brussels today to warn of the dangers of over-regulation by the EU in the aeronautics sector.

Girling: Commission must now scrap its dangerous plan on GM feed

13-Oct-2015 @ 9:45

A senior MEP today welcomed a decision by MEPs telling the EU Commission to think again over plans to let member states unilaterally ban animal feed made from genetically modified crops.

Kamall calling: "No Bars" campaign to reach out from London

06-Oct-2015 @ 15:15

A campaign to highlight patchy mobile phone signals in London is set to go national.

McIntyre: EU benefits advice boosts Britain's reform plans

06-Oct-2015 @ 10:45

Conservative MEPs today welcomed expert legal advice to European Court backing Britain's right to withold Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit from some EU migrants.

McClarkin promotes virtues of key trade deal

02-Oct-2015 @ 16:0

Emma McClarkin MEP this week visited the World Trade Organisation in Geneva to highlight the importance of ratifying a major trade deal focussing on the streamlining of customs procedures across the world.

Fox lashes costly EU lobbying over death penalty

25-Sep-2015 @ 12:0

  Leading Conservative MEP Ashley Fox today condemned Brussels officials after it emerged they had spent millions of pounds lobbying American politicians to drop the death penalty.

McIntyre's "change or die" message to business and law-makers

23-Sep-2015 @ 17:00

Flexible design, investment in skills and constant innovation are the keys to a flourishing economy, an influential audience of business people and policy experts heard this week (Tuesday evening).

Fox: Compulsory relocation of migrants will do nothing to help the most needy

17-Sep-2015 @ 12:30

The leader of the Conservative delegation in the European Parliament, Ashley Fox, has warned that proposals for compulsory relocation of refugees and migrants will do nothing to solve the current crisis.

European Commission responds to public concerns over TTIP

16-Sep-2015 @ 13:45

The European Commission has rightfully responded to people's concerns over an element of the EU-US trade agreement, TTIP, in putting forward a blueprint for a modernised system, according to MEP Emma McClarkin.

Court ruling strengthens Cameron's hand

15-Sep-2015 @ 12:00

A European court ruling seen as a boost to Britain's renegotiation strategy has been upheld.

MEPs back Conservative MEP's groundbreaking report on non-military drones

15-Sep-2015 @ 11:15

A report by UK Conservative transport spokesman Jacqueline Foster on the safe use of remotely piloted aircraft systems - or drones - for non-military use has been overwhelmingly backed by the European Parliament's Transport Committee.

Conservative MEPs welcome microbusiness exemption from "VATmoss" rules

11-Sep-2015 @ 14:00

 Conservative MEPs have welcomed confirmation that the European Commission is to bring in an exemption from EU VAT rules for microbusinesses.    

Conservative transport spokesman wins support over Gibraltar vote

09-Sep-2015 @ 15:30

Conservative MEPs have won the backing of fellow parliamentarians for deleting a needless reference to Gibraltar in a report on EU transport policy.

Conservative MEPs urge rethink on funding for key regional transport scheme

03-Sep-2015 @ 01:00

Conservative MEPs from East Anglia and the Midlands are challenging the European Commission for rejecting a funding bid to help shift millions of tons of freight from road to rail in their regions.

Conservative MEPs welcome EU-Vietnam free trade agreement

05-Aug-2015 @ 15:00

Conservative MEPs have warmly welcomed the announcement that the EU and Vietnam have agreed an ambitious free trade agreement (FTA), after almost three years of negotiations.