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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30 Nov 2017

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A report by ECR MEP Helga Stevens on the European Disability Strategy was overwhelmingly supported by MEPs today. The report follows up on the European Commission’s communication on the implementation of the strategy and set out the Parliament’s priorities for a comprehensive and effective disability strategy by 2030. The report is broken down into a […]

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29 Nov 2017

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The success of a crackdown on internet sites selling counterfeit goods proves more EU legislation is not always the answer. ECR Internal Market Co-ordinator Dan Dalton welcomed figures published today by the European Commission on the performance of its voluntary agreements with online platforms such as Amazon. They show that in May and June 2017 […]

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28 Nov 2017

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Today ECR MEPs voted to call on the EU to spearhead a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics. The European Parliament’s Environment committee backed the call today and has also asked the European Commission to ensure the EU’s current ban on the sale of cosmetics tested on animals is fully enforced. In 2013 the EU banned […]

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