Strong push for more EU trade engagement in Indo-Pacific needed

"Economic value and the dynamics in the area, global trade tensions and the recent war in Ukraine highlight that it is even more important for the EU to refocus its trade strategy to include more trading partners in the Indo-Pacific region. Maintaining and diversifying value and supply chains is crucial for the European economy and its recovery", said ECR Rapporteur Jan Zahradil after his initiative text on an Indo-Pacific trade and investment strategy was adopted in the Committee on International Trade this evening.

16 May 2022

Week Ahead: 16 - 20 May 2022

Moldova; European solidarity and energy security in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and recent cuts of gas supply to Poland and Bulgaria; The fight against impunity for war crimes in Ukraine; Prosecution of the Opposition and detention of trade union leaders in Belarus; Indo-Pacific strategy in the area of trade and investment; Security in the Eastern Partnership area; Event: With Open Hearts; Event: The Circassian Genocide

13 May 2022

Week Ahead: 9 - 13 May 2022

ECR Group will not take part in the closing event of the Conference on the Future of Europe; Security in the Eastern Partnership area

6 May 2022

“The West must help Moldova cut its ties with the Russian Federation”, urges Anna Fotyga

The ECR Group has voiced its strong support of Moldova's European aspirations.

5 May 2022

More support needed against negative effects of sanctions imposed on Russia, says Co-Chairman Fitto

Today, the European Parliament debated the social and economic impact of the war in Ukraine in the presence of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Co-Chairman Raffaele Fitto spoke on behalf of the ECR Group.

4 May 2022

European Parliament’s proposal goes against the multinational character of the European elections

Today, the European Parliament adopted the legislative initiative for the Election of the Members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage (Rapporteur Domenec Ruiz Devesa – S&D) by a narrow majority.

3 May 2022

Co-Chairman Raffaele Fitto addressed Prime Minister Mario Draghi in the European Parliament

ECR Co-Chairman Raffaele Fitto's full speech reads:

3 May 2022

European Conservatives and Reformists Group walks out of Conference on the Future of Europe

The ECR Group in the European Parliament has left the Conference on the Future of Europe in an act of protest.

30 April 2022

Week Ahead: 2 - 6 May 2022

New European Electoral Law; Follow-up on the Conference on the Future of Europe; Social and economic consequences for the EU of the Russian war in Ukraine - reinforcing the EU’s capacity to act; Persecution of minorities on the grounds of belief or religion; EU strategy to promote education for children in the world; Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Draghi; Europe’s Energy Autonomy; EU preparedness against cyber-attacks following Russia’s invasion on Ukraine; Threats to stability, security and democracy in Western and Sahelian Africa; EU-Moldova cooperation.

29 April 2022

Bosnia and Herzegovina at high risk of becoming a failed state

A delegation from the ECR Group visited the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina from the 21st to 23rd April 2022 to gain a closer insight into the causes of the worsening political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which may deteriorate further with the forthcoming elections planned for October of 2022.

24 April 2022

Digital Services Act (DSA) a big step forward in promoting fairness in digital markets

The ECR Group in the European Parliament welcomes the agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA), concluded today in the early hours of the morning after 16 hours of negotiations.

23 April 2022