We must continue to strengthen our resilience against foreign interference into our democratic processes, warned ECR Group foreign affairs spokesperson Anna Fotyga today. She was speaking after the European Parliament adopted a resolution on foreign electoral interference and disinformation in national and European democratic processes.
10 October 2019
ECR Co-Chair Raffaele Fitto has urged both the UK and EU to come together to find a compromise on Brexit. He was speaking during a debate in Parliament with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier ahead of the next European Council Meeting on 17/18 October.
9 October 2019
The Restorers, the ECR Group's nomination for the European Parliament's 2019 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, have today been shortlisted for the award in a joint meeting of the Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation & Human Rights Committee.
8 October 2019
Here's what's happening this week: Commission Vice-Presidents designate are quizzed by MEPs, Sakharov Prize nominees are shortlisted, and Parliament meets for a two day plenary session to discuss the next Multiannual Financial Framework and with Brexit also likely to feature.
7 October 2019
On Thursday 5th September ECR MEP Anna Fotyga will host an International Conference titled 'Financing Terrorism through trafficking of Cultural Goods – Closing the Gaps'. In recent years the black market in works of art has become as lucrative as those for drugs, weapons and counterfeit goods. This is due to the largely un-regulated and confidential nature of the market, permitting a major rise in trafficking of cultural goods by terrorist groups and organized crime. This has forced both legislators and law enforcement to tackle these challenges by working together to close the gaps currently being exploited across the EU. Tomorrow's conference will feature some of the leading personalities in the countering of cultural smuggling, including Col. (Ret.) Matthew Bogdanos, Assistant District Attorney of New York County and Mr. Gilles De Kerchove, the EU's Counter-Terrorism Coordinator.
Thursday 5th September, 14:00 – 17:30 - European Parliament, Brussels, Room ASP 1E2