16 Jan 2018

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European Union negotiators must decide whether they want a Brexit deal that prioritises people or the EU project, ECR co-chairman Syed Kamall said today. He told the European Parliament that voters were watching to see whether politicians were capable of putting the interests of ordinary people ahead of their own. Mr Kamall said: “Voters, citizens […]

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15 Jan 2018

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Debate with incoming Bulgarian Presidency ECR Group co-chair Syed Kamall will speak on behalf of the group and outline what the ECR wants to see from the Presidency – including how Brussels can begin to do less but do it better. Debate: Wednesday @ 9:00   Flexibility needed for 2030 energy targets On Wednesday MEPs will vote on a […]

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14 Dec 2017

Category:News

ECR MEPs’ call for an inter-governmental summit to end the ongoing persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims was backed today by the European Parliament. Over 600,000 Rohingyas have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh and at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in August alone. The crisis has been called a textbook […]

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12 Dec 2017

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MEPs today endorsed an agreement that will continue to see international flights in and out of Europe exempted from the EU’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) until 2023. ECR MEP Julie Girling was the European Parliament’s lead negotiator on the agreement and has welcomed the deal that maintains the status quo that will still see internal […]

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11 Dec 2017

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Reducing aviation emissions MEPs will vote to endorse the agreement between parliament and council on ECR MEP Julie Girling’s report on the Aviation part of the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme. Under the agreement, international flights will continue to be exempted from the ETS until December 2023, in order to allow time for a newly introduced […]

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07 Dec 2017

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Tough new measures to prevent a repeat of the vehicle emissions scandal have been approved by the European Union. Piloted through the European Parliament by ECR MEP Dan Dalton, they will see a minimum of 500 models of cars of various ages being tested by Member States each year. National authorities undertaking the work will be […]

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07 Dec 2017

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The EU’s climate and energy policies must promote investment, not undermine it, warned ECR MEPs following a vote today in a joint meeting of the parliament’s environment and energy committees. The initial proposals from the European Commission seek to put in place a system to monitor the planning and implementation of the wide range of […]

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06 Dec 2017

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Following the publication of EU Commission’s Roadmap for Deepening Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union German ECR MEPs warn against establishing a permanent transfer. “The problems of the Eurozone remain unresolved,” says MEP Bernd Lucke. Bernd Lucke said: “The new package of measures will not solve the problem that the southern states within the Eurozone are […]

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04 Dec 2017

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The European Parliament fact finding mission concluded that justice in Malta is seriously undermined by corruption, institutional buck-passing, conflicts of interest, nepotism, and the perception that there is impunity for offenders. ECR delegate MEP Monica Macovei, herself a respected human rights and anti-corruption lawyer, sought answers on appropriate due diligence in the licensing of Pilatus Bank, allegedly […]

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30 Nov 2017

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ECR budgets spokesman Bernd Koelmel has criticised the 2018 EU budget as a missed opportunity to prepare for the inevitable cuts that will come following Brexit. Koemel was speaking after the parliament ratified the agreement they reached with the council on €160bn of commitments for next year. “The EU continues to spend vast resources on […]

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