Strasbourg, 17th December 2014
Tomorrow’s EU summit is right to ask how it can break down barriers to private investment in Europe, but leaders cannot talk about competition in Brussels yet fail to reform their own economies at home, Syed Kamall MEP said today in a debate with the Commission President. Read more
Strasbourg, 16th December 2014
The European Commission has today presented its Work Programme for 2015, the first of the new European Commission’s term of office. It prioritises 23 initiatives aimed at ‘big’ issues such as investment, the digital single market, energy security, migration and monetary union. However, the programme also proposes the withdrawal or amendment of 80 proposals. Read more
European Conservatives and Reformists group chairman Syed Kamall MEP said of the death of ECR MEP Philip Bradbourn:
“We are deeply saddened by the news that Philip has passed away.
“Philip was very much a Conservative Party man, giving his life to service of the country, region and party that he loved.
“Throughout his 15 years as an MEP Philip worked tirelessly to promote his region and to defend Britain’s interests.
“We have lost a dedicated colleague.”
A European Court of Justice (ECJ) opinion on proposals to accede the EU to the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) has confirmed that the proposals are not compatible with EU law. Read more
The agreement between MEPs and EU governments on the EU budget for 2015 is much closer to the outcome of the first round of negotiations and the EU budget could have been agreed three months ago. Read more