Showing: September 2010
Here you can find an archive of all the news items that have been on this website as well as any comments, polls or surveys.
South African President Zuma pressed on Zimbabwe in European parliament
Posted,9/29/2010 12:00:00 AM
Brussels 29 September 2010. President Jacob Zuma of South Africa addressed the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs committee today. Many MEPs raised the subject of Zimbabwe. Geoffrey Van Orden MEP, who spearheads the parliament's campaign for freedom and democratic change in Zimbabwe, urged President Zuma to do more to resolve the ongoing political turmoil in Zimbabwe.
Conservative MEPs' actions to put the Pied Piper out of business
Posted,9/26/2010 12:00:00 AM
Strasbourg, 22nd September 2010 -- New EU rules on biocides, that would have made rodent control much harder, have been amended by Conservative MEPs so that crucial products such as Difenacoum can still be used, Julie Girling, Conservative MEP for south west England and member of the environment committee, said today.
EU-PAKISTAN AGREEMENT ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IS IMPORTANT SAYS KIRKHOPE
Posted,9/21/2010 12:00:00 AM
But safeguards will protect those whose lives are genuinely in danger
CONSERVATIVE MEP WELCOMES EU MATERNITY LEAVE IMPACT ASSESSMENT THAT SHE CALLED FOR
Posted,9/17/2010 12:00:00 AM
Impact assessment has shone a light on real cost of these plans says Yannakoudakis.
CONSERVATIVE LEADER IN BRUSSELS WELCOMES REFERENDUM LOCK
Posted,9/14/2010 12:00:00 AM
Move is clear break with the past says Kirkhope.
Kenya chastised over Bashir invitation
Posted,9/13/2010 12:00:00 AM
Brussels 13 September The decision by Kenya to allow President Bashir of Sudan - indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC) - to the celebrations to promolgate its new constitution in August have been criticised by the European Parliament in a resolution passed in the house.
Tannock given Decoration by Colombian government
Posted,9/8/2010 12:00:00 AM
Charles Tannock MEP, Conservative foreign affairs spokesman in the European Parliament, has been told that he has received a state award from the outgoing Colombian President Uribe for his "outstanding contributions to Colombia, particularly in the field of diplomacy and international relations." Dr Tannock will be decorated with the Order of San Carlos (Orden de San Carlos) in the grade of Grand Officer, an order which has previously been bestowed on former US Secretary of State Rice. Dr Tannock has been awared this hnour for his longstanding support for the reforming and modernisation agenda of President Uribe. Dr Tannock said: "It is a great honour to receive this award from a country that I consider myself to be a true friend of." "I am particularly pleased that former President Uribe has awarded me this honour, who is a great latin american statesman I deeply admire." "Over the years I have been deeply impressed with how he has successfully dealt with defeating Marxist guerrilla forces, reducing serious crime and dealing with drug traffickers, whilst at the same promoting economic growth in this important south american country, without endangering its tradition of democracy." "I look forward to continuing to do my part to improve relations between the EU and Colombia in the future."
CONSERVATIVES WELCOME EU ANIMAL TESTING COMPROMISE
Posted,9/8/2010 12:00:00 AM
Strasbourg 8 September 2010. Conservative Agriculture spokesman in Europe Richard Ashworth today welcomed new rules on animal testing voted through the European Parliament in Strasbourg today.
UK's EU rebate is still 'completely justified'
Posted,9/6/2010 12:00:00 AM
Strasbourg, 6th September 2010 - Responding to comments made by EU Budgets Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski that the UK's EU rebate is "no longer justified", Timothy Kirkhope MEP, Conservative leader in the European Parliament, said:
MEPs unite over Pakistan
Posted,9/2/2010 12:00:00 AM
Brussels, September 2nd - European Parliament -- Sajjad Karim MEP, chairman of the parliament's Friends of Pakistan group, arranged a meeting to put forward a parliamentary response to the still unfolding immense scale of the flooding that has taken place in Pakistan.