31 Jan 2017

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Today the European Parliament made further steps to improve its transatlantic cooperation on foreign and security issues as well as trade and economics. Parliamentarians in the foreign affairs committee gave their consent to the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Canada, which was signed last October at the 16th EU-Canada Summit. ECR rapporteur […]

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31 Jan 2017

Category:News

Today parliamentarians in the European Parliament adopted a new integrated EU policy for the Arctic. The Foreign Affairs committee together with the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety committee welcomed the Commission’s proposal to strengthen the Arctic policy in the areas of climate change, sustainable development and international cooperation on Arctic issues. Given the EU’s […]

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30 Jan 2017

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Energy The parliament will discuss progress that has been made in implementing the ‘Energy Union’, which seeks to work towards completion of a single market in energy to reduce costs for consumers, and promote greater energy security. ECR MEP prof. Zdzislaw Krasnodębski is leading through parliament one part of the package, which will see EU […]

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26 Jan 2017

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The European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group in the European Parliament has condemned executive orders (ordinances) from the new Romanian government that enact a broad pardon for various crimes and put an end to ongoing criminal investigations and court procedures. ECR Romanian MEP and leading anti-corruption campaigner Monica Macovei argued the move seeks to overturn […]

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25 Jan 2017

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Proposals by Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin for trade policy to be used  to tackle wildlife trafficking cleared an important hurdle today. Members of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee backed Ms McClarkin’s report, meaning it will now be considered by all MEPs in April. Ms McClarkin, the party’s International Trade spokesman, said: “This was a […]

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25 Jan 2017

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A report recommending a wide range of measures to improve the welfare of horses and donkeys across Europe has been backed by MEPs. Initiatives proposed in Conservative MEP Julie Girling’s report, which was approved today by the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, cover sectors such as farming, tourism and sport. The recommendations include: […]

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24 Jan 2017

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The EU-Canada trade deal has been approved by the European Parliament committee on international trade. The vote on what is the most ambitious and modern trade deal ever negotiated was welcomed by the ECR shadow rapporteur David Campbell Bannerman. Mr Campbell Bannerman said: “Of particular importance is that CETA will eliminate 99% of tariffs saving […]

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17 Jan 2017

Category:News

Speaking on the election of Antonio Tajani as President of the European Parliament, European Conservatives and Reformists leader Syed Kamall said: “We congratulate Antonio on being elected President after a long day. “The ECR Group was eventually satisfied by clear assurances that Mr Tajani will act as a neutral speaker of the parliament, and not […]

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17 Jan 2017

Category:News

The ECR group has today refused to endorse the agreement made between the EPP and ALDE groups, arguing that many aspects of it represent the failed policies of the past. ECR leader Syed Kamall MEP said: “We agree with the EPP and ALDE that Europe is in crisis, but we cannot accept an agenda that […]

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