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, […]
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 […]
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), […]
With small businesses acting as the engines of job creation across Europe, more attention needs to be paid to the impact that EU and national legislation has on small business growth. Today, the European Conservatives and Reformists group’s Better Regulation Policy group met with small business organisations and the European Commission to look at ways […]
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 […]
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 […]
New guidelines to improve the welfare of the EU’s 7 million horses and donkeys have been unveiled by Conservative MEP Julie Girling.