06 Sep 2017

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The EU will not solve the migration & asylum crisis by forcing reluctant EU countries to adopt rules they have opposed from the beginning, said ECR Group co-chair Syed Kamall today following the publication by the European Commisison of a series of progress reports on migration and a judgement from the European Court of Justice […]

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04 Sep 2017

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A new report being prepared by the European parliament on defence which thinks the EU “takes its destiny into its own hands” sidelines NATO and totally fails to address the impact of Brexit, a senior ECR MEP said tonight. Defence co-ordinator Geoffrey  Van Orden said the draft annual report on the implementation of the EU’s […]

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31 Aug 2017

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Responding to this afternoon’s appearance by European Parliament Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt before the Parliament’s Employment Committee, Conservative MEP Syed Kamall, co-chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, said: “Mr Verhofstadt’s role as Brexit co-ordinator is to act as a link between the European Parliament and the Commission. It is not his job to […]

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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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