20 Jul 2017

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Updated rules to better protect consumers from cross-border scams and rogue traders will be voted on by MEPs this autumn. Under an agreement reached on the new laws a database and information exchange system will provide early warning of cross border issues and the EU will be able to investigate cases Member States deem a […]

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12 Jul 2017

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The first meeting of the Asia-Europe Political Forum (AEPF) has taken place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, at a time of high international tension in the region. It involved senior political party representatives from 19 Asian and nine European countries. The Asian side has had a forum since 2000 when the International Conference of Asian Political […]

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11 Jul 2017

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Asia’s main political parties have endorsed attempts by ECR MEP Nirj Deva to kick start a Korean peace process. The International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) pledged the support of 36 parties in 23 countries for efforts by the European Parliament’s Delegation on the Korean Peninsula, which Mr Deva chairs, to work towards drafting […]

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11 Jul 2017

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International commercial flights should be granted a further exemption from the EU’s carbon emissions controls, but only until 2021, MEPs agreed today. A report by ECR Environment Co-ordinator Julie Girling MEP proposes that the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) be allowed more time to establish a global carbon offsetting scheme, which would freeze emissions at […]

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06 Jul 2017

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ECR Group Co-Chairman Syed Kamall has welcomed the political agreement on a trade deal reached between the European Commission and the Japanese Government. Once finalised, it has been estimated that the trade deal could generate a one percent boost to GDP and create up to 400,000 jobs. He also stressed that the political agreement reached at […]

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06 Jul 2017

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A new fund to boost private investment in developing countries and address the root causes of the migration crisis has been approved today by MEPs. The European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) is a direct response to a report – Private Sector and Development – by ECR Development spokesman Nirj Deva MEP, which was passed […]

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06 Jul 2017

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At the initiative of the EPP, ECR and ALDE groups and with the support of an overwhelming majority (527 votes in favour, 73 against, and 36 abstentions) in the House, the European Parliament today has decided to set up a special committee on terrorism. This is the first time in its history that the European […]

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05 Jul 2017

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Too many people are languishing in Pakistan’s prisons because of the existence and misuse of blasphemy laws and the European Parliament must speak out on their behalf, said ECR MEP Peter van Dalen.   Mr Van Dalen held a documentary screening in Strasbourg to raise awareness about the plight of Asia Bibi, young Christian woman […]

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05 Jul 2017

Category:News

Polish MEP Ryszard Legutko has been elected ECR Group Co-Chairman to serve alongside leader Syed Kamall. The creation of the Group’s first co-chairmanship is intended to assist the transitional period of the UK exiting the EU and beyond. Mr Kamall said: “I congratulate Professor Legutko on his election as Co-Chairman of the ECR Group. I […]

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