On behalf of all the MEPs and staff in the ECR Group, we miss you a very merry Christmas. We’ll be back on New Year’s Eve with a message from our Chairman, Syed Kamall.
Today the European Parliament, with the support of the ECR group, approved a new suspension mechanism for its visa policy. Consequently, visa requirements for non-EU nationals will be now reintroduced faster when EU countries face irregular migration surges or security risks. The ECR Group considers the reached mechanism as a win-win outcome. The new mechanism […]
British Conservative MEP Ian Duncan’s ambitious revisions to the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) have cleared a significant hurdle. Members of the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee today approved his report by an overwhelming majority and it is now expected to be considered by all MEPs in February. ETS is […]
The European Parliament has today adopted new rules to further liberalise Europe’s rail market and improve its governance. The European Commission had introduced the so-called fourth railway package in January 2013, yet it was finally adopted today by the house in Strasbourg. The railway package consists of two segments: the technical pillar (voted in April […]
Today, parliamentarians backed a resolution by the ECR group to remind Norway to comply with EU rules and cut down custom duties. The move comes as the current agreement on reciprocal access to fishing in the Skagerrak and Kattegat seas between Denmark, Norway and Sweden is being updated to reflect new developments in international fisheries […]
Speaking in the European Parliament today (14 December), Commission president Juncker called for a “high level of ambition” when the European Council discusses security and defence tomorrow afternoon. He wants the EU to be responsible for the protection of its citizens and “not just to be a soft power”. Geoffrey Van Orden MEP, Defence Spokesman […]
European Council Ahead of the EU summit on Thursday, MEPs will debate the outcomes they wish to see from the final meeting of 2017. The ECR Leader will say that the Council – with just a one day meeting – is in danger of falling into a ‘business as usual’ mentality when a new direction […]
The European Christian Political Movement (ECPM) in collaboration with the European Coalition for Israel (ECI) organised a conference on “Terrorism and Security: What EU can learn from Israel” at the European Parliament on Thursday 8 December. Terrorism remains the number one concern across the EU member states according to the latest Eurobarometer Survey on Europeans’ […]