A selection of our latest publications outlining the work ECR MEPs are doing

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws prescribe harsh sentences for ‘defiling’ the Quran and insulting the prophet Muhammed. The laws also forbid Ahmadis from calling themselves Muslim. The laws discriminate and stifle religious minorities but threaten majority Muslims as well due to widespread misuse. In this paper Peter van Dalen and Tomasz Poręba offer their proposals for reform of the blasphemy laws.

9 October 2018

Western Balkans

Angel Dzhambazski, along with a number of other ECR Members, have set out their priorities, reflections, and recommendations in policy paper that considers what more needs to be done to advance cooperation between the EU and the Western Balkans, and in some countries’ cases continue on the path to EU membership.

20 September 2018

Annual Burden Survey - Policy Paper

This policy paper written by Anthea McIntyre MEP sets out how the Annual Burden Survey could be used to draw comparisons, on an annual basis, on the way individual pieces of legislation have been transposed at the national level by each Member State. It

23 May 2018

The Future of the European Union - ECR Statement

The European Union has overreached. It has become too centralised, too ambitious, and too out of touch with ordinary citizens. Only this eurorealist agenda offered by the ECR and presented in this paper will achieve positive results and meet the expectations of the peoples of Europe.

8 March 2017

Facing The Challenges Of The Future

To mark the ECR’s Autumn University meeting in Rome, a selection of ECR MEPs have drafted their thoughts on how the EU can face up to the challenges of the future.

20 September 2016

ECR Policy Toolkit

Better regulation is now at the centre of the political agenda, particularly the need to reduce the administrative burden on business and to cut ‘red tape’. Not only is it essential for creat- ing and maintaining jobs, it is intrinsically linked to the concept of re-shoring - bringing jobs back to Europe.

3 August 2016

Taking the EU in a new direction - ECR Achievements 2009-2014

In the European Parliament, ECR MEPs have ‘rolled up their sleeves‘ and immersed themselves in the detail of the work of the European Parliament. Our efforts have delivered results. Many of these results do not make good headlines in newspapers, but they improve people‘s lives nonetheless.

24 May 2014




Videos, reports & more detailing ECR news and current events

Mark Demesmaeker tackles plastic pollution

MEP Mark Demesmaeker joins fellow MEPs to clean up Strasbourg. On Wednesday, MEPs voted to ban or restrict 10 of the most commonly found single-use plastic items polluting our beaches. Mr. Demesmaeker tells us more and how we can become more responsible consumers.

24 October 2018

ECR Co-Chair Syed Kamall: “President Macron’s EU Vision Not Right for All”

17 April 2018

ECR Looks Back on 2017

A collection of some of our biggest achievements of the year. From CETA to geoblocking and more. Watch and learn more and have a Merry Christmas!

19 December 2017

ECR Weekly: Protecting EU citizens

Protecting EU citizens has always been our key priority and we have always been the leading voice in the European Parliament on security. The laws we make here in Brussels must produce the right balance between freedom and security in order to protect people in these challenging times. With greater cooperation across national borders & a more efficient and interconnected flow of information between law enforcement authorities - Europe can become a safer place. Watch a few examples of our member's achievements in our new #ECRWeekly on security!

30 November 2017

Our Vice-Chair Helga Stevens Talks Counter-Terrorism & Citizens’ Safety

Watch ECR Group Vice-Chair Helga Stevens speak about her new role as co-rapporteur on the new Special Committee on Terrorism.

12 October 2017

Introduction to the ECR Group - time to take the EU in a new direction

The European Conservatives and Reformists group was created in 2009 to campaign for urgent reform of the European Union. We want to see a more practical approach to what Europe should do. www.ecrgroup.eu

15 January 2014




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