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Legal opinion: Green Deal delegated acts are incompatible with EU Treaties

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

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Legal opinion: Green Deal delegated acts are incompatible with EU Treaties

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

The Week Ahead - 30th March - 3rd 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

Combating Covid-19: proposal of financial support

ECR Chairmen ask Sassoli to use MEPs' daily allowances to buy medical equipment

27 March 2020

ECR Group: We need to put pragmatism first

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

The week ahead - 23rd - 27th 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

The ECR Group endorses the European Commission's EU-Africa Strategy.

9 March 2020

The Week Ahead - 9th-13th March 2020

Climate Law, Coronavirus, Address by the President of Ghana, Africa Strategy, Greek-Turkish-Border

6 March 2020

Any proposal to increase the EU’s emission reduction targets must be based on an impact assessment

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

Virus precautions delay ECR Africa Summit

Tomorrow's planned ECR Africa Summit at the European Parliament in Brussels has been postponed due to Coronavirus security measures.

3 March 2020

High-level Africa Summit set to forge a new future

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

The Week Ahead - 17th-21st February

17th - 21st February: Trans-European Energy Networks (TEN-E) and the Exhibition 'Immortal Truth'

14 February 2020

MEP Assita Kanko: We are determined to put an end to Female Genital Mutilation

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

EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement: “It is now up to the European Union to promote rules based trade”

The European Parliament has approved the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement with a large majority.

12 February 2020

The Week Ahead - 10th - 14th February

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

EU must put an end to Female Genital Mutilation - once and for all!

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

The Week Ahead - 3rd - 7th February

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

EU must not push UK even further away

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

The Week Ahead

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

EU-Vietnam trade deal a great opportunity for business

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

The Week Ahead - 20th - 24th January

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

Conference on the Future of the EU: Pre-determined outcome to justify ever closer union

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

Green Deal funding plans: A small step but a gap still to fill

ECR MEPs have reacted cautiously to the European Commission's green financing plans which were set to be unveiled on Tuesday.

14 January 2020

The Week Ahead - 13th - 17th January

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

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