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Added value for taxpayers

Added value for taxpayers

A key priority for the ECR Group is cutting much of the suffocating regulation that the EU has adopted and applied to businesses. The ECR Group is constantly identifying where Member States and the EU are implementing EU rules in an unnecessarily bureaucratic and complicated way. By reducing mindless bureaucracy and unnecessary laws, and by ensuring that EU policies are operating efficiently, we can make your taxes work harder than ever!

The ECR Group has led the way on common sense policymaking, and in ensuring that the EU properly implements the competitiveness test, particularly for small and medium sized businesses. The EU needs regulation that provides a level playing field for businesses whilst protects consumers, without uneven implementation across the EU.

Reducing burdens on business

The competitiveness test identifies any potential negative impact of EU legislation on the competitiveness of businesses and the economy when drafting and applying EU rules. By ensuring the EU is being held to account over unnecessary regulation, businesses will be better able to grow, remain competitive and profitable, and able to provide more jobs.

It was also the ECR Group that led the way on recommendations which will ensure that any new laws proposed or introduced by the EU, will first be assessed for their potential impact on small and medium sized businesses.

The ECR Group has written a number of policy papers on cutting red tape and how the EU could help your small and medium sized business, so please check them out.

Protecting whistle-blowers and protecting tax payers’ money

The ECR Group is fully aware that every penny the EU spends, is money from the pockets of European tax payers. The ability for people to report the misuse of European money is absolutely vital. The ECR Group guided through the European Parliament recommendations which would ensure that there is a safe space for whistle-blowers to report misuse, misconduct and illegal activity related to public administration and private companies, organised crime, tax evasion and tax avoidance.

The ability for individuals to report wrongdoing is a fundamental aspect of our democracy. Ensuring that companies, politicians and public institutions are acting in the best interests of the public is pivotal to the proper functioning of society. If the EU does not take financial abuse seriously, the trust of the voters, tax payers and the people of Europe will be seriously eroded.

The ECR Group has worked hard to counter the negative perceptions surrounding whistle-blowers, and has created recommendations to help increase reporting irregularities, increase the levels of ethical standards, and encourage employee training in order to help create a “speak up culture”.

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OUR VISION FOR EUROPE

An overview of our policies aiming for euro-realist reform of the European Union

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OUR CAMPAIGNS

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OUR TWEETS

Daniel Dalton

2 hours ago

We have a tentative deal between @Europarl_EN and EU member states on updating the law on the European Criminal Rec… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Rebega Laurentiu

2 hours ago

I have been pleading for this since I became a Member of the European Parliament. #Romania and #Bulgaria have earne… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Jadwiga Wiśniewska

2 hours ago

#COP24 w Katowicach - kolejny dzień rozmów o zmianach klimatu pic.twitter.com/lrAV4fawFd

Bas Belder

4 hours ago

The European Parliament today inaugurates the Hadar Goldin exhibition and calls to uphold international humanitaria… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

3 hours ago

While we welcome the new updates to the EU’s #VisaCode on short stay visas for visitors, the so called ‘European… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

EP Audiovisual

9 hours ago

#EPlenary MEPs debate on 13-14 December #EUCO meeting. LIVE REPLAY video w/ statement by @anneleen_vb for @ecrgrouptwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

9 hours ago

🔛 SOON! Our MEPs @anneleen_vb, @BerndLucke and @marekjurek speak at the debate on the #EUCO summit preparations of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

On #HumanRightsDay, our MEP @NosheenaMobarik has an important message for you from a recent trip to a Bangladeshi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Sajjad Karim MEP Conservative

yesterday

Today we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of #HumanRights. We must never forget what cam… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Pope Francis

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Every human person, created in God’s image and likeness, is a value unto themselves and is subject to inalienable rights. #HumanRightsDay





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