30 May 2018

Category:News

Potential cuts to future funding of the Common Agricultural Policy are the biggest threat facing farmers in the EU, according to ECR agriculture co-ordinator Jim Nicholson. He insists that the agricultural sector should not be penalised for financial pressures caused by Brexit and by demands for more funding for other areas of EU spending such […]

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30 May 2018

Category:News

The European Union must constantly be on the lookout for cases of “gold-plating” and other burdensome regulations warns the ECR in a new policy paper today. The warning over the EU’s regulatory burden including so called “gold-plating” – when Member States take EU legislation and add their own unrelated and unnecessary clauses – was issued […]

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29 May 2018

Category:News

Speaking after the European Commission released their proposals for Cohesion Policy under the EU’s next MFF, ECR Group regional development coordinator Ruža Tomašić said: “Cohesion funding is vital for many of the regions and Member States still rebuilding their economies after communism. “We are all aware of the challenges under the next EU budget. The […]

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23 May 2018

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Commenting after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before MEPs in the European Parliament, ECR Group co-chair Syed Kamall said: “I went into the hearing wanting to give Mr Zuckerberg a fair chance to address Facebook users’ and non-Facebook users’ concerns. However, what this hearing highlighted is that we still don’t know the depths that people’s […]

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14 May 2018

Category:News

ECR Group in London On Monday the ECR will be in London to hold meetings with a number of senior government members. On the agenda will be Brexit and future EU-UK relations. Data protection inter-parliamentary meeting This week MEPs in the Civil Liberties Committee will debate data protection with parliamentarians from EU Member States. With […]

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03 May 2018

Category:News

The barbaric practice of testing cosmetics on animals has to stop, said ECR environment spokesman Boleslaw Piecha, after MEPs in the European Parliament today backed a resolution he co-authored. Cosmetic testing on animals has been banned in the EU since 2009 but shockingly 80% of the world still allow the practice to take place. Therefore, […]

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02 May 2018

Category:News

Commenting after European Commission announced their proposals for the next Multiannual Financial Framework, the EU’s next seven year budget, ECR spokesman on the budget Bernd Koelmel MEP said: “Proposing an increase in the EU’s budget despite Brexit is disappointing but entirely predictable. From new EU taxes to common defence funds to policing ‘values’ this budget […]

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