17 Jan 2017

Category:News

Speaking on the election of Antonio Tajani as President of the European Parliament, European Conservatives and Reformists leader Syed Kamall said: “We congratulate Antonio on being elected President after a long day. “The ECR Group was eventually satisfied by clear assurances that Mr Tajani will act as a neutral speaker of the parliament, and not […]

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17 Jan 2017

Category:News

The ECR group has today refused to endorse the agreement made between the EPP and ALDE groups, arguing that many aspects of it represent the failed policies of the past. ECR leader Syed Kamall MEP said: “We agree with the EPP and ALDE that Europe is in crisis, but we cannot accept an agenda that […]

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17 Jan 2017

Category:News

In a wide ranging interview, published in The Times on 16 January, President-elect Donald Trump strongly criticised the EU and expressed scepticism towards NATO. But his remarks about the Alliance were carefully qualified. He attached importance to NATO and made clear his commitment to the defence of Europe and the West. His concerns were that […]

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12 Jan 2017

Category:News

Proposals put forward by a panel chaired by Former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti – which push for the EU to be able to directly raise revenue – have been rejected by ECR Budgets spokesman Bernd Koelmel. Speaking as the report was published, he said: “Once again, one of the many crises in the EU […]

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12 Jan 2017

Category:News

Clarifying her view on the Rule of Law situation in Poland, ECR Candidate for European Parliament President, Helga Stevens MEP, said: “My position on the rule of law has always been the same as the longstanding ECR Group position: if there is an allegation of a breach of the rule of law, the European Commission […]

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09 Jan 2017

Category:News

The MEP of the Liberal-Konservative Reformer (formerly known as ALFA-Partei) and budgetary policy speaker of the ECR Group, Bernd Kölmel, has called for the new Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger to demonstrate the courage of his convictions. During a European Parliament exchange of views with the new Commissioner, Mr. Kolmel said “The EU has made clear […]

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31 Dec 2016

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In his New Year message, European Conservatives and Reformists group leader Syed Kamall MEP has warned that failing to respond to people's concerns risks them voting for extremist parties, and the ECR intends to use the opportunity of 2017 to chart a new course for the EU that offers tangible solutions. He said: "2016 was [...]
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20 Dec 2016

Category:News

On behalf of all the MEPs and staff in the ECR Group, we miss you a very merry Christmas. We’ll be back on New Year’s Eve with a message from our Chairman, Syed Kamall.

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15 Dec 2016

Category:News

Today the European Parliament, with the support of the ECR group, approved a new suspension mechanism for its visa policy. Consequently, visa requirements for non-EU nationals will be now reintroduced faster when EU countries face irregular migration surges or security risks. The ECR Group considers the reached mechanism as a win-win outcome. The new mechanism […]

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15 Dec 2016

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British Conservative MEP Ian Duncan’s ambitious revisions to the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) have cleared a significant hurdle. Members of the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee today approved his report by an overwhelming majority and it is now expected to be considered by all MEPs in February. ETS is […]

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