31 May 2017

Category:News

The European Commission’s reflection paper on the future of the Euro and monetary union is hugely flawed argued ECR MEPs after its publication today. They argue that the paper shows a capitulation on the part of the commission given the huge economic problems confronting the Eurozone – the deficiencies in the construction of the Euro […]

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31 May 2017

Category:News

Today the European Commission unveiled its ’Mobility Package’ that attempt to tackle ongoing concerns over working conditions in the transport sector as well as proposes new measures to boost sustainability and fair competition. ECR transport spokesman and Latvian MEP Roberts Zile is concerned that tackling supposed unfair competition such as by introducing new requirements for […]

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30 May 2017

Category:News

A report by ECR MEP Monica Macovei that will extend the scope of the EU’s fingerprint database for migrants, EURODAC, was adopted in the parliament’s civil liberties committee today. The new rules will facilitate the identification of migrants staying illegally and improve redocumentation for return purposes. Reducing the age for the collection of biometric data […]

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29 May 2017

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Better identification of migrants New legislation drafted by ECR MEP Monica Macovei aiming at extending the scope of the EU’s Eurodac fingerprints database will be voted by MEPs on Tuesday. Under the new rules Member States will be obliged to take and transmit biometric data of asylum applicants and irregular migrants. The proposal also provides […]

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18 May 2017

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An attempt to allow MEPs the opportunity to amend new EU broadcasting rules has been defeated. ECR MEPs joined several other political groups to try and overrule a decision to send the revised Audio-visual Media Services Directive straight to negotiations with the European Council and Commission without first being debated in the European Parliament. However, […]

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18 May 2017

Category:News

Despite concerns raised by the ECR MEPs, the European Parliament today approved a resolution which calls for more protectionism in the road transport sector and risks fragmentation of the Single Market. The Transport and Tourism (TRAN) committee’s resolution represents Parliament’s initial position on forthcoming legislative proposals. It focuses largely on so-called”social dumping”, the issue of […]

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18 May 2017

Category:News

Subscribers to services such as Sky Now TV and Netflix will soon be able watch programmes while abroad following a vote today backed by ECR MEPs. The European Parliament has passed legislation allowing subscribers to view online when in another EU Member State. At present they are blocked from logging on while abroad. The ruling, […]

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17 May 2017

Category:News

Members of ECR Group today asked the European Parliament in a plenary debate in Strasbourg not to tolerate and justify violations of the mandate by the European Central Bank (ECB) for political reasons. ECR MEP and Professor for Economics Joachim Starbatty said: “The ECB is acting politically and unrestrained. The ECB is conscious of the […]

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17 May 2017

Category:News

MEPs have backed measures that call for national parliaments’ to have a greater say on EU legislation. The European Parliament today approved a report by ECR MEP Sajjad Karim, which advocates extra checks to ensure the EU legislates only on areas not best left to Member States and that the legislation is fit for purpose […]

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17 May 2017

Category:News

Speaking in the debate on the Brexit guidelines adopted by European leaders, ECR Group Vice Chairman Raffaele Fitto insisted that negotiations cannot be affected by a feeling of revenge, of punishment against the United Kingdom and its citizens. Raffaele Fitto said: “Whatever the views in this House, there is one point we have to agree and […]

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