12th March to 16th March

Brexit, corporate tax and boosting the steel industry are among issues on the agenda for Conservative MEPs this week as the European Parliament meets in Strasbourg.

On MONDAY, in a debate called by the European Conservatives and Reformists group, MEPs will discuss the controversial appointment of Martin Selmayr as Secretary General of the European Commission. Conservatives are concerned at the lack of transparency and whether proper procedures were followed.

The Parliament's proposals for the UK-EU relationship post-Brexit, is being debated on TUESDAY. Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox (South West and Gibraltar) will address the chamber. 

Also on TUESDAY, Conservatives will support a proposal to boost steel industry research, with companies in South Wales and Scotland expected to benefit.

A report supporting measures to substantially limit Member States' ability to determine their own corporate tax regimes is debated by the parliament on WEDNESDAY. This is a red line for Conservative MEPs, who also believe the proposals conflict with global measures to tackle tax avoidance. They will vote against.






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