22 Nov 2016

Category:News

Speaking in the European Parliament this afternoon, Syed Kamall MEP, Leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists group, called for the EU to have a new and more honest relationship with Turkey. He said that the Turkish governing AK Party still contains many elements that are seeking to marry together Islam, democracy and economic liberalisation, [...]
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22 Nov 2016

Category:News

Calls by MEPs today for the creation of a European Defence Union (EDU) are playing into the hands of Russia, according to Conservative Defence spokesman Geoffrey Van Orden MEP. The European Parliament has approved a report urging the European Council to take the lead in shaping an EDU to provide greater structured, permanent military co-operation, […]

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21 Nov 2016

Category:News

Julie Girling is leading legislation through the European Parliament that is part of a ‘Clean Air package’. The new directive sets targets for national emissions reductions from 2020 through to 2030. MEPs will vote on the law this week and beforehand we caught up with Mrs Girling about what the new law means for the […]

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18 Nov 2016

Category:News

EMISSIONS AND AIR POLLUTION Proposals to reduce the number of premature deaths from air pollution are set to be implemented when the parliament votes on legislation steered through by ECR MEP Julie Girling. The Directive sets revised national ceilings for emissions of air pollution like sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (NMVOC), […]

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17 Nov 2016

Category:News

Bernd Koelmel, budgetary spokesman of the ECR Group in the European Parliament today criticised the European Institutions’ unwillingness to save money and an inadequate priority setting in the decisions made on the EU-budget for 2017. This night, Council, Commission and European Parliament agreed to increase the EU-budget to 157.9 billion Euro, hereby raising it by [...]
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16 Nov 2016

Category:News

Today, the European Commission has proposed a new mandatory registration system for non-EU citizens wishing to travel to Europe. The ETIAS, EU Travel Information and Authorisation System, will largely be based on the American system (ESTA) and applies to travelers who are not subject to a visa requirement. “In that way, suspects can be intercepted […]

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14 Nov 2016

Category:News, week_ahead

EU Budget 2017 The 21 day period in which the parliament and EU governments must conclude negotiations on the 2017 EU Budget expires this week. The sides are hoping to reach agreement on both the 2017 budget and on the mid-term review of the seven year budget on Wednesday, in a meeting that could go […]

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