13 Jun 2017

Category:News

Consumers will find it easier to choose energy efficient products such as cookers and fridges under new EU labelling rules supported today by Conservative MEPs. The existing system includes the rankings A+, A++ and A+++ and can mean a product with an A rating may be one of the most inefficient and expensive to run. […]

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13 Jun 2017

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ECR MEP Amjad Bashir’s call to end statelessness in South & South East Asia received overwhelming support in the European Parliament today. The vote comes as the situation for the world’s largest group of stateless people, the Rohingyas, worsens and pressure builds for Myanmar to allow a UN fact-finding mission into the country to investigate […]

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09 Jun 2017

Category:News

End of Roaming From Thursday travellers in the EU will be able to make calls and access data on their mobile phones without facing a large bill when they return home.  ECR MEPs have worked hard to secure the end of roaming charges through legislation that benefits consumers and drives forward the digital single market. […]

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07 Jun 2017

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Responding to the European Commission’s Paper on the Future of European Defence, Conservative Defence & Security Spokesman, Geoffrey Van Orden MEP, said: “The European Commission’s proposals show once again that the EU is on an ego trip, motivated by its own ambitions rather than security needs. “Europe’s citizens want to see less Europe, not more. […]

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31 May 2017

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The European Commission’s reflection paper on the future of the Euro and monetary union is hugely flawed argued ECR MEPs after its publication today. They argue that the paper shows a capitulation on the part of the commission given the huge economic problems confronting the Eurozone – the deficiencies in the construction of the Euro […]

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31 May 2017

Category:News

Today the European Commission unveiled its ’Mobility Package’ that attempt to tackle ongoing concerns over working conditions in the transport sector as well as proposes new measures to boost sustainability and fair competition. ECR transport spokesman and Latvian MEP Roberts Zile is concerned that tackling supposed unfair competition such as by introducing new requirements for […]

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30 May 2017

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A report by ECR MEP Monica Macovei that will extend the scope of the EU’s fingerprint database for migrants, EURODAC, was adopted in the parliament’s civil liberties committee today. The new rules will facilitate the identification of migrants staying illegally and improve redocumentation for return purposes. Reducing the age for the collection of biometric data […]

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29 May 2017

Category:News

Better identification of migrants New legislation drafted by ECR MEP Monica Macovei aiming at extending the scope of the EU’s Eurodac fingerprints database will be voted by MEPs on Tuesday. Under the new rules Member States will be obliged to take and transmit biometric data of asylum applicants and irregular migrants. The proposal also provides […]

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18 May 2017

Category:News

An attempt to allow MEPs the opportunity to amend new EU broadcasting rules has been defeated. ECR MEPs joined several other political groups to try and overrule a decision to send the revised Audio-visual Media Services Directive straight to negotiations with the European Council and Commission without first being debated in the European Parliament. However, […]

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18 May 2017

Category:News

Despite concerns raised by the ECR MEPs, the European Parliament today approved a resolution which calls for more protectionism in the road transport sector and risks fragmentation of the Single Market. The Transport and Tourism (TRAN) committee’s resolution represents Parliament’s initial position on forthcoming legislative proposals. It focuses largely on so-called”social dumping”, the issue of […]

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