30 Nov 2017

Category:News

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

Category:News

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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28 Nov 2017

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Member States must be able to implement new EU rules on energy efficiency otherwise they serve no purpose, warned ECR Flemish MEP Anneleen Van Bossuyt today following a vote in the parliament’s energy committee. The proposals will establish an EU wide framework for energy efficiency up until 2030, including a binding EU-wide efficiency target of […]

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27 Nov 2017

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Farmers can today breathe a sigh of relief after EU Member States voted to re-licence the weed killer Glyphosate for five years. While the compromise fell short of the 15 year renewal preferred by many EU Member States, this is a victory for farmers after increasing fears that an agreement would not be reached. ECR […]

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24 Nov 2017

Category:News

Glyphosate licence renewal The long saga over Glyphosate’s licence renewal could reach a conclusion on Monday. In an appeal committee meeting Member States will make one last attempt to agree whether to follow their own experts’ advice and re-licence the world’s most widely used weed killer or bow to political pressure. If they fail to […]

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21 Nov 2017

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ECR MEPs have backed moves to make news and current affairs programming more widely available across the EU. The draft legislation approved today by the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee would mean broadcasters could not stop viewers in one country from watching such programmes in another, so called “geoblocking”. However, damaging proposals to extend the […]

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21 Nov 2017

Category:News

Ahead of the EU-Africa Summit next week ECR MEPs have called today for the private sector to take a leading role in the EU’s development policy. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals face a funding gap of $2.5 trillion despite the $1.4 trillion already spent globally on foreign aid. The ECR Group believes that by using […]

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