07 Mar 2018

Category:News

Two weeks ago, in an unprecedented move, the European Commission announced that their Secretary General, Alexander Italianer had retired with immediate effect and that Martin Selmayr, the current Chef de Cabinet of Commission President Jean Claude Juncker would replace him. In the days following the announcement information began to emerge that the process for the […]

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06 Mar 2018

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The Bureau of the European Conservatives & Reformists Group ( ECR) in the European Parliament visited Bahrain 4-5 March 2018. Geoffrey Van Orden, British Conservative MEP and leader of the Delegation commented: “The ECR Delegation is delighted to be in Bahrain and expresses its grateful thanks to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman […]

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01 Mar 2018

Category:News

Cutting off funding to extremist groups is a key tool in the fight against terrorism, ECR Foreign Affairs co-ordinator Charles Tannock told MEPs today. He was speaking as the European Parliament approved a raft of proposals, which Conservative MEPs helped shape, aimed at starving jihadist radicals of crucial finances. He said: “This report focuses on how […]

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22 Feb 2018

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ECR budget spokesman Bernd Koelmel has criticised  the unwillingness of MEPs to even consider the prospect of a reduced EU budget when they adopted their position on the EU’s next seven year spending programme. The proposal from the European Parliament’s budget committee envisages increasing the maximum ceiling for Member States’ contributions to the EU budget, […]

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14 Feb 2018

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The EU must be wary of anything which may further distance EU voters from Brussels warned ECR co-chairs Syed Kamall and Ryszard Legutko following Jean-Claude Juncker’s announcement today on the future of EU institutional issues, ahead of the informal Summit in Brussels next week: Speaking after the announcement, Kamall said: “The EU is at a […]

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07 Feb 2018

Category:News

The EU has been urged to put its house in order and address a “shocking” lack of racial diversity in the European institutions. Speaking today in a European Parliament debate on rising socio-economic inequalities, Conservative MEP Syed Kamall, leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists group, pointed out the EU was still often accused of […]

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06 Feb 2018

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New rules that will prevent consumers being discriminated against based on where they live have been adopted by MEPs in Strasbourg today. ECR Flemish MEP Anneleen Van Bossuyt, chair of the parliament’s internal market committee, has welcomed the proposals which should end the practice of consumers in different countries being charged differently for the exact […]

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06 Feb 2018

Category:News

Reforms to the EU’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) have been approved today by MEPs in Strasbourg. The EU ETS, which creates a market in permits for carbon emissions, is the cornerstone of the EU’s policy to combat climate change and its key tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively. It is the world’s first major […]

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