14 Feb 2018

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The EU must be wary of anything which may further distance EU voters from Brussels warned ECR co-chairs Syed Kamall and Ryszard Legutko following Jean-Claude Juncker’s announcement today on the future of EU institutional issues, ahead of the informal Summit in Brussels next week: Speaking after the announcement, Kamall said: “The EU is at a […]

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07 Feb 2018

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The EU has been urged to put its house in order and address a “shocking” lack of racial diversity in the European institutions. Speaking today in a European Parliament debate on rising socio-economic inequalities, Conservative MEP Syed Kamall, leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists group, pointed out the EU was still often accused of […]

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06 Feb 2018

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New rules that will prevent consumers being discriminated against based on where they live have been adopted by MEPs in Strasbourg today. ECR Flemish MEP Anneleen Van Bossuyt, chair of the parliament’s internal market committee, has welcomed the proposals which should end the practice of consumers in different countries being charged differently for the exact […]

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06 Feb 2018

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Reforms to the EU’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) have been approved today by MEPs in Strasbourg. The EU ETS, which creates a market in permits for carbon emissions, is the cornerstone of the EU’s policy to combat climate change and its key tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively. It is the world’s first major […]

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02 Feb 2018

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European elections 2019 Two reports to be voted on by MEPs on Wednesday will deal with the composition of the parliament in 2019 and the issue of whether European Commissioners can stay in post while also running in the elections. The ECR Group do not believe that any of the 73 seats vacated when the […]

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26 Jan 2018

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A “do tank” to promote new ways of tackling poverty was amongst ideas floated at a high-level conference in London today. There were also calls for more social entrepreneurs to enter politics, the greater involvement of business in anti-poverty projects and for local people to be mobilised to find solutions to their community’s problems. The […]

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25 Jan 2018

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New measures to improve the sharing of criminal records information  between EU Member States strike the right balance between security and individual rights. The legislation, which is being piloted through the European Parliament by ECR MEP Dan Dalton, was approved today by the  Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee. It will establish a database […]

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24 Jan 2018

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A major conference exploring how grassroots projects can provide lasting solutions to world poverty is taking place in London on Friday. Organised by London Conservative MEP Syed Kamall, the Global Poverty Summit aims to galvanise support for non-governmental solutions to helping the world’s poor.  It is backed by international figures including former Australian Prime Minister […]

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23 Jan 2018

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Today ECR MEP Rupert Matthews launched Projekt Hansa to promote trade, tourism and develop cultural links across northern Europe. The new initiative builds on the legacy of the medieval Hanseatic League which established trade links across the British Isles, Scandinavia, northern Germany, and the Baltic. Chair of Projekt Hansa, Rupert Matthews MEP, said: ” We are […]

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22 Jan 2018

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Plans to redistribute the UK’s 73 seats in the European Parliament at the next European Elections in 2019 have been heavily criticised by ECR Group constitutional affairs spokesman Kazimierz Ujazdowski ahead of a vote tomorrow. He argues that with the EU’s budget set to come under strain due to the loss of the UK’s contributions, […]

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