News Releases | 2016

Agreement edges closer on EU Firearms Directive

17-Nov-2016 @ 16:00

Good progress is being made on agreeing revisions to the EU's Firearms Directive which are being steered through the European Parliament by Conservative Internal Market spokesman Vicky Ford.

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"Long overdue" horse welfare proposals launched.

08-Nov-2016 @ 15:00

New guidelines to improve the welfare of the EU's 7 million horses and donkeys have been unveiled by Conservative MEP Julie Girling.

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Ashworth: Georgieva is a class act who will be missed in the EU

31-Oct-2016 @ 13:45

Responding to news that EU Budgets Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva has decided to resign from the European Commission to take a post at the World Bank, Conservative Budgets spokesman in the European Parliament, Richard Ashworth MEP, said: "Kristalina Georgieva is a class act and the EU's loss will be the World Bank's gain.

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Ashley Fox: Limit European Parliament presidents to two terms.

23-Sep-2016 @ 15:30

MEPs are being urged to support a move which would limit European Parliament presidents to two terms as a way of promoting "fresh leadership."

Conservative MEPs leader Ashley Fox has submitted an amendment to the revised rules of procedure being drawn up by the Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee via the Corbett report. It states that "Members shall be permitted to serve a maximum of two terms in the office of President ...which may be served consecutively or with interruption."

Africa must take greater responsibility for its problems

19-Apr-2016 @ 18:00

It is in all our interests for African countries to do more to create peace and stability on their continent, but they need help in this.

"Help us improve EU firearms legislation", urges Conservative MEP

23-Feb-2016 @ 15:00

Gun owners are being urged to engage positively with efforts to amend EU legislation aimed at keeping firearms out of terrorists' hands.

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