03 May 2018

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The barbaric practice of testing cosmetics on animals has to stop, said ECR environment spokesman Boleslaw Piecha, after MEPs in the European Parliament today backed a resolution he co-authored. Cosmetic testing on animals has been banned in the EU since 2009 but shockingly 80% of the world still allow the practice to take place. Therefore, […]

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02 May 2018

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Commenting after European Commission announced their proposals for the next Multiannual Financial Framework, the EU’s next seven year budget, ECR spokesman on the budget Bernd Koelmel MEP said: “Proposing an increase in the EU’s budget despite Brexit is disappointing but entirely predictable. From new EU taxes to common defence funds to policing ‘values’ this budget […]

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25 Apr 2018

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The EU and UK must enter fisheries negotiations in the “spirit of cooperation” if their fishing industries are to thrive post-Brexit ECR MEPs and fishing representatives said today. The ECR Group’s Projekt Hansa initiative hosted fishing associations and industry experts today to discuss the implications and opportunities that Brexit presents fishing communities. The project, led […]

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25 Apr 2018

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Attempts to simplify asylum procedures and combat abuse across the system will have the opposite effect, warned ECR Finnish MEP Jussi Halla Aho following a vote in the European Parliament today. The initial proposals from the European Commission were intended to increase speed and efficiency in processing asylum applications, as well as establish a common […]

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19 Apr 2018

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Comprehensive measures to prevent a repeat of the Dieselgate scandal today secured final approval from MEPs. Conservative Internal Market spokesman Daniel Dalton – who led the legislation through the European Parliament – described the previous regulations as “at best patchy and at worst ineffective” and said his report introduced a strong, transparent system to ensure […]

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18 Apr 2018

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MEPs have today backed a resolution likening the actions of the Commission to a coup, in an appointment process that saw Martin Selmayr named Secretary General of the European Commission in an unprecedented double promotion that was shrouded in secrecy. Whilst the Commission has continued to insist that no rules were been broken during the […]

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16 Apr 2018

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Responding to President Tajani’s statement to the European Parliament this afternoon on military strikes by the US, UK and France in Syria, Syed Kamall, Co-chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, said: “All of us would have wished a solution could have been achieved through the United Nations. But we all know Russia has […]

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11 Apr 2018

Category:News

ECR Internal Market co-ordinator Daniel Dalton MEP today welcomed the European Commission’s New Deal for Consumers. Mr Dalton, who will pilot proposals through the European Parliament as a rapporteur, said: “It is good to see the Commission coming forward with ideas to address problems exposed by issues such as the vehicle emissions scandal, the lack […]

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21 Mar 2018

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New rules to enforce EU gas liberalisation rules on pipelines from third countries such as Russia have been adopted today by parliament’s energy and industry committee. European Parliament Vice President Zdzisław Krasnodębski followed the proposals from the European Commission for the ECR Group which will ensure major pipelines entering the EU are operated to the […]

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20 Mar 2018

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MEPS block introduction of services E-card A proposal to introduce a much needed services e-card that would have made it easier for companies to provide their services in other Member States was rejected by MEPs in the parliament’s internal market committee today. Under the draft laws companies wishing to provide their services in another EU […]

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