During a remote meeting between the political Group leaders in the European Parliament and the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel - ahead of the incoming German Council Presidency - the ECR Group today suggested that a mandatory “Recovery Test” for each single policy initiative should be included into the EU’s post Covid-19 Recovery Strategy.
27 May 2020
The European Conservative and Reformists Group (ECR) in the European Parliament expresses its grave concerns about the unilateral introduction of national security legislation by Beijing against Hong Kong.
25 May 2020
Multiannual Financial Framework & Recovery Plan for Europe and the Conference of Presidents with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
25 May 2020
The European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) is disappointed by the European Commission’s proposed radical changes to the EU's food production policy until 2030.
20 May 2020
Eastern Partnership report in the run-up to 2020 summit & Farm to Fork Strategy
15 May 2020
The economic hardship and fallout caused by the corona crisis requires our undivided attention.
13 May 2020
The ECR is delighted to announce that Romanian MEP Cristian Terheş has joined the group.
13 May 2020
New MFF, own resources & recovery plan, 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration & 2018 Discharges
11 May 2020
Statement by Witold Waszczykowski MEP, chair of the European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee, on the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.
8 May 2020
ECR Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the Schuman Declaration
7 May 2020
Just Transition Fund, Digital Transformation and COVID-19 recovery of the economy, impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the media and creative sector, Commission Work Programme and MFF.
4 May 2020
We welcome the latest Member State’s decision to outlaw Hezbollah in its entirety and believe that it signifies an important step in the international fight against terrorism. We believe it is imperative to close any loopholes in our legislation which allow Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy, to sow sectarianism, spread crime and terrorise communities around the world: from the Middle East, to Europe and to Latin America.
30 April 2020
In a Statement to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament have requested the inclusion of a mandatory “Recovery Test” for each single policy initiative into the revised Commission Working Programme 2020.
30 April 2020
In an exchange of views in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development with Commissioner Janusz Wociechowski regarding the exceptional measures for the European farming sector, the ECR Group called for a specific agricultural fund outside the Common Agricultural Policy budget (CAP).
30 April 2020
"Farmers and producers of agricultural products need stability, legal clarity and our full support in these uncertain times. We cannot risk losing any of them and so that is why we have provided a stable basis while the new rules of the Common Agricultural Policy will not come into force for a further two years", commented Spanish MEP Mazaly Aguilar, ECR shadow rapporteur on the report on transitional measures adopted by the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee.
29 April 2020
Covid-19, the economic impact and transitional measures for the Common Agricultural Policy
27 April 2020
ECR Group: Executive Vice President Timmermans should now withdraw his legally flawed proposal.
24 April 2020
Covid-19 measures, pesticide application levels, the Green Deal, and the European Climate Law.
17 April 2020
The ECR Group used the plenary debate on Covid-19 measures as an opportunity to stress how it is time to show true European solidarity. The European Union should overhaul the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), postpone the Green Deal and avoid politicising the crisis against EU Member States, in articular against Hungary and Poland, and instead face up to the challenges which are inherent to the corona crisis.
16 April 2020
The European Parliament will hold a plenary session in Brussels on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th April.
14 April 2020
A legal opinion of the European Parliament's legal service requested by ECR MEPs Alexandr Vondra and Anna Zalewska has found the Commission's attempted use of “delegated acts” to reach emission targets under the Green Deal to be incompatible with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
2 April 2020
Due to COVID-19 safety measures, the European Parliament has decided to reduce physical meetings on its premises. Whilst required social distancing of 1.5m must be respected, meetings will also be web streamed. MEPs will be able to participate remotely.
30 March 2020
ECR Chairmen ask Sassoli to use MEPs' daily allowances to buy medical equipment
27 March 2020
Today, the European Parliament is debating and voting on urgent EU measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, including support for health care systems and financial assistance for the member states most affected by the current crisis. It is the first European Parliament plenary session to use remote voting.
26 March 2020
Due to the coronavirus protection measures the European Parliament will not travel to Strasbourg but hold an extraordinary mini-plenary session in Brussels on Thursday 26 March.
23 March 2020
The ECR Group endorses the European Commission's EU-Africa Strategy.
9 March 2020
Climate Law, Coronavirus, Address by the President of Ghana, Africa Strategy, Greek-Turkish-Border
6 March 2020
Today marks a major milestone under the Green Deal with the publication of the European Climate Law, which legally enshrines the 2050 climate-neutrality target. The European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group has some serious reservations about the Commission's proposal to revise all post-2030 climate targets via delegated acts.
4 March 2020
Tomorrow's planned ECR Africa Summit at the European Parliament in Brussels has been postponed due to Coronavirus security measures.
3 March 2020
Final arrangements are in place for the groundbreaking Africa Summit to be hosted in the European Parliament on Wednesday by the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR).
28 February 2020
17th - 21st February: Trans-European Energy Networks (TEN-E) and the Exhibition 'Immortal Truth'
14 February 2020
The European Parliament has approved a common resolution on a strategy to end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) around the world, tabled by six political groups.
12 February 2020
The European Parliament has approved the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement with a large majority.
12 February 2020
10th - 14th February: EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, EU strategy to put an end to FGM, proposed mandate for negotiations for a new partnership with the UK.
7 February 2020
Ahead of the vote in the European Parliament on an EU Strategy to put an end to female genital mutilation around the world, ECR Vice-Chair and vocal campaigner for ending Female Genital Mutilation around the world Assita Kanko asks the EU to increase its efforts to put an end to FGM.
6 February 2020
3rd - 7th February. On Monday, the ECR welcomes new Members. The ECR Group is organising its first International Conference on Maritime Security and the Blue Economy. A Conference on traditional European family values will take place. Read on for more details.
31 January 2020
Ahead of today's vote in the European Parliament on the UK Withdrawal Agreement, ECR Group Co-Chairs Raffaele Fitto and Ryszard Legutko have warned the EU about trying to overplay its hand in negotiations on the future partnership and called for lessons to be learnt on the EU's future direction.
29 January 2020
27th -31st January. The UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement is set to be endorsed, Parliament commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz and the plenary is in session. Geert Bourgeois organises a conference on the EU-Vietnam trade deal with trade commissioner Phil Hogan. Read on for more details.
24 January 2020
The European Parliament's International Trade Committee has today approved the EU-Vietnam free trade and investment protection agreement. Parliament rapporteur and ECR MEP Geert Bourgeois believes the trade deal will be a great opportunity for European exporters and investors.
21 January 2020
MEPs are in Brussels this week where there will be a vote on the Vietnam trade deal in the INTA Committee and on Thursday the European Commission will present their progress on the issue of dual quality goods. Read on for more details.
20 January 2020
Pro-EU federalists within the European Parliament have been accused in a debate today of manipulating the planned Conference on the Future of the EU into supporting their own objectives and confirming their outdated and out of touch views.
15 January 2020
ECR MEPs have reacted cautiously to the European Commission's green financing plans which were set to be unveiled on Tuesday.
14 January 2020
We're back in Strasbourg next week where we will be debating the situation in Iran, the Conference on the Future of the EU and vote on a resolution on the Green Deal. Read on for more details.
10 January 2020