Showing: March 2011
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.
EU 2050 transport roadmap grasps the destination, but not the route
Posted,3/28/2011 12:00:00 AM
Brussels, 28th March 2011 -- A white paper published by the European Commission today sets out a number of laudable targets for future transport systems within the EU, but it woefully lacks clear plans on how it will meet its targets, Jacqueline Foster MEP, Conservative transport spokesman in the European Parliament, said today.
EU online gambling paper lacks direction
Posted,3/24/2011 12:00:00 AM
Brussels, 24th March 2011 -- A paper published today by the European Commission - which launches a debate about policy challenges to the development of online gambling - is a good start but it does not put in place a clear EU framework for the development of safe and responsible online gaming, according to Malcolm Harbour MEP, Conservative chairman of the European Parliament's consumer protection committee.
CONSERVATIVES CALL FOR EU BUDGET “FREEZE”
Posted,3/24/2011 12:00:00 AM
Brussels, 24th March 2011 -- The EU should agree to a “freeze” in its 2012 budget whilst making sure it obtains better value for money, James Elles, the Conservative spokesman on budgets, argued during a parliamentary debate today.
UK government's opt-in to trafficking directive welcomed
Posted,3/23/2011 12:00:00 AM
Brussels, 23rd March 2011 -- The UK government's decision to opt-in to an EU directive aimed at combating human trafficking has been welcomed by Conservative MEPs today after the UK government was able to successfully negotiate significant changes that will encourage cross-border cooperation without giving other EU countries powers to interfere in our domestic criminal justice matters.
No-fly zone shows strong Franco-British leadership, but also highlights failure of common EU foreign policy
Posted,3/18/2011 12:00:00 AM
Brussels, 18th March 2011 -- Prime Minister David Cameron and President Nicolas Sarkozy are to be congratulated for their strong leadership in securing agreement on a no-fly zone over Libya, Charles Tannock MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists group foreign affairs spokesman in the European Parliament, said today.
Common EU tax base proposal completely misses the point
Posted,3/16/2011 12:00:00 AM
Brussels, 16th March 2011 -- Plans published today for a common EU-wide method of computing corporate taxes are unnecessary and could damage countries that choose to have more competitive corporate tax regimes, Kay Swinburne MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists group economics spokesman, warned today.
France to take Fox amendment on Strasbourg to European Court
Posted,3/15/2011 12:00:00 AM
Brussels, 15th March 2011 -- France's Europe Minister has today confirmed that it will take an amendment to reduce the number of European Parliament sittings in Strasbourg, proposed by Conservative MEP Ashley Fox, to the European Court of Justice.
EU money in repressive regimes must be more carefully monitored for results
Posted,3/14/2011 12:00:00 AM
Brussels, 14th March 2011 -- A hearing in the European Parliament today, chaired by Nirj Deva MEP, heard how the largest recipient of EU aid - Ethiopia - has an extremely repressive regime that provides little accountability for the EU funding that goes to it.
International Response to the Earthquake in Japan
Posted,3/12/2011 12:00:00 AM
Brussels, 12th March 2011 - Nirj Deva MEP, Vice-Chair of the Development Committee and ECR spokesman for International Development said:
MEPs' Brussels to Strasbourg treks to be cut
Posted,3/9/2011 12:00:00 AM
Strasbourg, 9th March 2011 -- Proposals put forward by Conservative MEP Ashley Fox to cut down on the number of trips between Brussels and Strasbourg have been adopted today in a vote that will save EU taxpayers 15 Million Euros and save the environment from 1600 tonnes of needless carbon dioxide.