14 Mar 2017

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New firearms legislation which imposes restrictions on the type of guns used in the Paris terrorist attacks has today been steered through the European Parliament by European Conservative and Reformists Group MEP Vicky Ford. Revisions to the EU’s Firearms Directive mean that guns converted to fire blanks will in future be licensed under the same […]

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14 Mar 2017

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Measures to improve the welfare of millions of horses and donkeys across the EU have been approved today by the European Parliament. The proposals from European Conservative and Reformists Group MEP Julie Girling were passed by a large majority and cover animals used in a broad range of activities, from farming to tourism. They include: * […]

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14 Mar 2017

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Conservative development spokesman Nirj Deva MEP is calling for emergency action from the international community to combat a spiralling humanitarian crisis as drought conditions worsen across Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Mr Deva has spoken to Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator for the United Nations, who estimates that unless […]

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14 Mar 2017

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The EU’s new approach to development is predicted to produce “a plethora of trade deals” in the coming years. ECR MEP Nirj Deva said the use of EU development funding to leverage private sector finance and expertise through involvement in public-private partnerships and by helping small businesses bring projects to market, would boost the economies […]

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10 Mar 2017

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IMPROVING THE CARE OF HORSES Parliament will vote on a report from ECR MEP Julie Girling setting out a package of measures to improve equine welfare. Mrs. Girling’s report includes recommendations on responsible breeding, donkey milk farming and increased inspections of farms. The report also reiterates previous parliament calls on the commission to table science-based […]

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08 Mar 2017

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The Budget Committee of the European Parliament voted on the guidelines for the 2018 budget also known as Muresan Report yesterday evening. ECR’s Budget Coordinator Bernd Koelmel is only partially satisfied. Although almost all his amendments made it into the compromises, he finds it regrettable that the Parliament is not willing to decrease expenditure. Bernd […]

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06 Mar 2017

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT´S 2018 BUDGET The draft report on the European Parliament’s 2018 budget will be presented and debated for the first time in the Budget Committee on Monday. The rapporteur is ECR member Richard Ashworth. Although this is the lowest share of the EU’s administration budget in nine years, Mr. Ashworth believes that a number […]

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02 Mar 2017

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The European Parliament has today approved a report by European Conservatives and Reformists MEP Zdzislaw Krasnodębski setting out new rules when EU states negotiate energy supply deals with non-EU countries. According to the new rules Member States will be obliged to inform the European Commission about their plans to negotiate energy supply deals as well […]

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01 Mar 2017

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Responding to the presentation of the European Commission’s White Paper on the Future of the EU, Ulrike Trebesius, MEP of the European Conservatives and Reformers Group (ECR), today argued for a future scenario in which the EU withdraws from many policy areas and concentrates on clearly defined core fields. “Yes, the EU has provided peace, […]

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