10 June 2021

Women in politics | MEP Assita Kanko

One hundred years after women won the vote or were first elected to parliament in some EU countries, the data show that women continue to be under-represented in politics and public life, in the European Parliament, national parliaments and governments, and local assemblies. The arguments for gender balance in politics are numerous, and benefit not only women and female politicians, but also parties themselves and the rest of society. After all, women form half the population and need to be better represented in power structures. However, there is now solid evidence both of obstacles and of the strategies that are effective when it comes to increasing women's participation and representation. Here, political parties and the media can be both barriers and important enablers. The EU has committed to achieving a gender balance in political representation and participation as a matter of justice, equality and democracy. Concrete recommendations have been made for achieving this goal, including specific action that could be taken by the EU institutions, national governments, political parties, civil society and the media. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has shone a spotlight on the issue of women's leadership and its implications for gender equality.

2 June 2021

Stockholm Recap – Europe’s Future

25 May 2021

Just Transition Fund | ECR Group

As a key element of the EU #GreenDeal, the fund aims to assist member states in economic diversification & labour market adaptation. But, the fund isn't without its caveats.

20 May 2021

“By punishing the UK, you are harming the EU too.” | MEP Assita Kanko

19 May 2021

NO to COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers | MEP Geert Bourgeois

ECR MEP Geert Bourgeois counters calls to waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines in the European Parliament plenary session on 19/05/2021.

10 May 2021

Europe Day 2021 | Europe’s Future. A New Hope

Curious about what the ECR Group does in the European Parliament? To mark Europe Day 2021, we spoke to our MEPs and people on the street about what they see for the future of Europe. For us, the ultimatum so often proposed – more Europe or no Europe – risks destroying all the progress that our sovereign European nations have made through collaboration over all these years. There's a sensible, middle way for Europe. It is time to restore the ideal of a Europe that respects the sovereignty of our national democracies. It is time to rebuild our community of European states – a Europe of mutual respect, cooperation and solidarity. It is time for a new hope for Europe. Learn more at https://ecrgroup.eu/​ and https://ecrthefuture.eu/