The Week Ahead from the ECR Group – 5th – 9th February 2018

2 February 2018

The Week Ahead from the ECR Group – 5th – 9th February 2018

Take a look at the upcoming agenda for the ECR group

European elections 2019
Two reports to be voted on by MEPs on Wednesday will deal with the composition of the parliament in 2019 and the issue of whether European Commissioners can stay in post while also running in the elections. The ECR Group do not believe that any of the 73 seats vacated when the UK leaves the EU should be reallocated, in particular given the cost implications, and also oppose the idea of transnational lists that are nothing more than a European federalist dream with little to no support amongst the electorate.

Furthermore we will oppose the attempted commitment to the ‘Spitzencandidat’ process to elect the president of the European Commission, which has led to the politicisation of the Commission and undermined confidence in objective and rule-based decision making at EU level.

Emissions trading agreement to be rubber stamped
On Tuesday MEPs will endorse the agreement on revisions to the EU’s emissions trading system. ECR MEP Julie Girling is the parliament’s rapporteur on the system, which creates a market in permits for carbon emissions, that will run from 2020-2030 and is the cornerstone of the EU’s policy to combat climate change and implement the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Future of Europe
MEPs will debate the Future of the EU with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković where members from the ECR Group will call for the EU to change direction and focus on doing less but doing it better.

Ending geo-blocking and unfair pricing
New rules that will prevent consumers being discriminated against based on where they live will be adopted by MEPs on Tuesday. 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 same service, such as car rentals or tickets to amusement parks.

Social inequality
ECR Group leader Syed Kamall will speak in the topical debate about socio-economic inequality, highlighting his own efforts to advance non-state solutions to global poverty and pointing out the need for the EU institutions to do more to improve their own social diversity.




ECR Group

2 hours ago

ECR Group co-Chair Ryszard #Legutko has reacted to the #EuropeanElections2019 ➡️ ecrgroup.eu/article/legutk…

ECR Group


Good luck to all our member parties and candidates today! #ThisTimeImVoting twitter.com/europeelects/s…


2 days ago

Polls are now open in Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Malta! Make sure you go and vote today! 🇱🇻🗳🇨🇿🗳🇸🇰🗳🇲🇹🗳… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Jan Zahradil

4 days ago

My last op-ed before #EP2019 elections, published by ⁦⁦@politico⁩. What kind of change #EU needs? Why East and West… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

3 days ago

🌬️The ECR Group led the way on new rules to improve air quality throughout #Europe.🇪🇺 💨Not only is the issue of air… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

7 days ago

🗣️The ECR Group led on the revision of the #EmissionTradingScheme. 📊The scheme puts monetary value on… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

10 days ago

Illegal #animaltrafficking and wildlife products equate to an estimated 8-20 billion Euro a year business.💰The ECR… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

11 days ago

Good luck to our MEP @ZahradilJan in tonight’s #TellEurope debate - watch live here 👇 twitter.com/TwitterGov/sta…

ECR Group

11 days ago

🌲Through #sustainabledevelopment, Europe can help build long lasting economies and industries across the world. 🏗Th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

European Parliament

13 days ago

Meet @ZahradilJan, one of the candidates for the presidency of the European Commission taking part in a live debate… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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