10 May 2017

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European Conservatives and Reformists have cautiously welcomed proposals today to further prioritise the development of the Digital Single Market (DSM). The European Commission’s mid-term review of its DSM strategy urges swift adoption of existing proposals and signals further initiatives on cybersecurity, online platforms and the data economy. ECR Co-ordinator on the Internal Market Committee, UK […]

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07 May 2017

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“The ECR Group congratulates Emmanuel Macron on his election as President of France and wish him well.  We may not agree on everything but we both believe our future should be built on hope rather than fear. “We also both understand the need for a deep but constructive reform of the European Union to create […]

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03 May 2017

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Responding to European Commission’s proposed negotiation directives, Syed Kamall said: “What we’ve seen today is the first technical presentation of the EU27’s position. It’s important to remember this is the start of negotiations and not a final offer. There will be a bit of trying it on, but that’s to be expected.   Progress will be made […]

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28 Apr 2017

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Tackling Islamic Extremism EU Counter Terrorism Co-ordinator Gilles de Kerchove is the keynote speaker at an event, “Antidote to Islamic Extremism”, taking place in the European Parliament. Organised by the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights and sponsored by the ECR Group, it will be hosted by British MEP Geoffrey Van Orden. Journalists are invited. […]

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26 Apr 2017

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A new relationship is needed with Turkey that is based on co-operation, not the distant goal of European Union membership, ECR Group leader Syed Kamall told the European Parliament today. Speaking in a key debate on the situation in Turkey following the constitutional referendum, he said it was time to recognise that Turkey may never […]

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25 Apr 2017

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Today the Regional Development Committee backed ECR member Ruža Tomašić’s plans to improve Technical Assistance for Member States in implementing the EU’s Cohesion Policy, with a overwhelming majority. The report ensures that local and regional authorities will receive Technical Assistance to strengthen their administration and capability to implement the Cohesion Policy. Ruža Tomašić’s aim is […]

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25 Apr 2017

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Today MEPs in the parliament’s industry committee voted in favour of needless plans to subsidise public wifi in the EU. The original plans from the European Commission were submitted without an impact assessment and will draw €120 million in the first phase to equip up to 8,000 cities and municipalities with free wifi in libraries, […]

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25 Apr 2017

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Independent music labels, e-book publishers and computer game creators could be hit by new European Parliament proposals intended to protect consumers. ECR MEPs are concerned at the inclusion of copyrighted material bought online in a report approved today by the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee. It means that small publishers producing books in languages such […]

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24 Apr 2017

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Updated audiovisual media rules MEPs in the culture committee will vote on updated broadcasting rules that form a key part of the Commission’s Digital Single Market proposals. The revision of the current directive aims to better reflect rapid technological advances in the broadcasting sector and how people consume programmes and audiovisual content today. ECR MEPs […]

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