30 Nov 2016

Category:News

In response to today’s release by the Commission of their new European Defence Action Plan Geoffrey Van Orden MBE MEP had the following to say: “I have a fundamental problem with the whole concept of this Action Plan. The institutions consistently state that, in accordance with the Treaties, defence is a Member State competence, and […]

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30 Nov 2016

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Candidate for the Presidency of the European Parliament, Helga Stevens MEP, has welcomed the decision of Gianni Pittella and 'potentially' of Guy Verhofstadt to enter the race. The ECR candidate for January's election to replace Martin Schulz said: "For around a decade, the next President of the European Parliament has been decided in a back [...]
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28 Nov 2016

Category:News

The EU budget 2017 MEPs will vote on the agreement with the Council on the EU budget for 2017. ECR budgets spokesman Bernd Koelmel believes the agreement sees inadequate priorities being set for the budget. Read his comment here. And watch the ECR’s video on the EU budget here. Vote: Thursday lunchtime Press officer to […]

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28 Nov 2016

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Today the European Commission released legislation concerning recovery and resolution of Central Counterparties (CCPs). Following the post-crisis G20 commitment in 2010 by Heads of Government to centrally clear derivative products, this legislation looks to address the systemic risk created by concentrating risk into clearing houses. This legislation is the result of over three years of […]

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24 Nov 2016

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With the announcement that Martin Schulz will leave the European Parliament, European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group leader Syed Kamall and ECR candidate to replace Schulz as parliament President Helga Stevens have called on the parliament to use the opportunity to rethink how it works, and especially how the ‘Grand Coalition’ operates. Syed Kamall MEP […]

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23 Nov 2016

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By a large majority, MEPs rejected motion calling for the deal, known as CETA, to be referred to the European Court of Justice for an opinion on its compatibility with EU treaties. If approved, the move could have stopped the deal being introduced for up to two years. The motions was drafted by 89 MEPs […]

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23 Nov 2016

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Today in Strasbourg MEPs voted in favour of Anna Fotyga’s (ECR, PL) report on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties. 304 voted in favour, 179 against. The report underlines that hostile propaganda against the EU comes in many different forms and uses various tools, often tailored to match EU Member […]

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22 Nov 2016

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ECR Group negotiators managed on Tuesday to finally secure a well-balanced approach towards preventing trade of certain minerals that might fund conflict in high risk zones around the world. While the EU is working on a system that would encourage importers not to use minerals that are likely to finance conflicts, the Left originally pushed […]

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