17 Feb 2017

Category:News

At the instigation of the ECR Members from Slovakia, Bulgaria  and Latvia, an open letter has been addressed to the Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc  in reaction to the German and French law on minimum wage, particularly in the transport sector, and subsequent activities of other Member states in that regard such as Austria, for […]

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16 Feb 2017

Category:News

Today the European Parliament voted for increased border security with new rules tightening the screening of EU citizens and third country nationals entering or leaving the EU. From now on, it will be possible to carry out systematic data checks at external borders to identify travellers returning from battlefields or using counterfeited or stolen documents. […]

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15 Feb 2017

Category:News

The EU-Canada trade deal has gained approval of the European Parliament by a large majority. “I am delighted that we finally got CETA through. This is very good news for all” said David Campbell Bannerman, the European Conservatives and Reformists’ shadow rapporteur. Mr Campbell Bannerman said: “Once fully implemented CETA is expected to increase trade […]

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09 Feb 2017

Category:News

CETA – more jobs, lower prices  The parliament will finally vote on the EU-Canada trade agreement and on the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement in the presence of Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau next week. The trade agreement – CETA – will cut more than €500 million in tariffs on EU products entering Canada from provisional application on […]

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09 Feb 2017

Category:News

When the European Parliament discusses EU-Russia relations as being one of the major challenges of 2017, let us not forget to put Ukraine as the focus point. The situation in Ukraine is the main reason why the EU’s relationship with Russia has crumbled in recent years. The discussion should focus on the serious breach on […]

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09 Feb 2017

Category:News

New measures designed to ensure vehicles continue to meet emissions and safety standards once out of the showroom have been supported by MEPs today. A direct response to the VW emissions scandal, the revised market surveillance rules are being piloted through the European Parliament by Conservative MEP Daniel Dalton. They demand that each year Member […]

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06 Feb 2017

Category:News

Today, the European Parliament’s Security and Defence Subcommittee (SEDE), chaired by Polish ECR MEP Anna Fotyga, discussed the deterioration of the security situation in the East of Ukraine, in particular around Avdiivka. Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, explained the difficult situation of her country saying that the conflict […]

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01 Feb 2017

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Romanian anti-corruption campaigner and MEP Monica Macovei has slammed the executive order (emergency ordinance) passed by the Socialist Romanian government late last evening that decriminalises and seriously waters down a number of corruption and abuse of office charges. Between 2014 and 2016 over 2,000 people were sent to Court for abuse of office, with financial damage […]

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01 Feb 2017

Category:News

The European Parliament today debated the recent travel restrictions imposed by the Trump Administration. European Conservatives and Reformists leader Syed Kamall said the arbitrary restrictions risk playing into the arms of extremists like Daesh. However he cautioned that hot heads of protest risk not only the new Administration ignoring its allies, but also risk exacerbating […]

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