Showing: July 2012
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.
Robert Sturdy hails Russian State Duma support for WTO Membership
Posted,7/11/2012 12:00:00 PM
News that the State Duma, Russia's lower house, has ratified Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation was warmly welcomed by Robert Sturdy, Conservative MEP and Vice Chair of the European Parliament's International Trade Committee.
Single European Sky must really take off in 2012
Posted,7/11/2012 11:00:00 AM
Measures will improve passenger service, create jobs, reduce ticket prices and reduce aviation CO2
Support for Sajjad Karim's proposal to free small businesses from red tape
Posted,7/10/2012 3:00:00 PM
The smallest businesses across the EU should be exempted from burdensome legislation, unless the European Commission can prove the benefits to them: that's the call from a committee of MEPs who today supported a set of proposals for Better Lawmaking put forward by Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim.
Marina Yannakoudakis fronts resolution to promote LGBTI rights for African Women
Posted,7/5/2012 1:00:00 PM
Marina Yannakoudakis MEP today co-authored a resolution aimed at supporting rights for lesbian women in Africa.The joint resolution which was submitted by all political groups bar one, addressed violent and degrading treatment which targets lesbian women in Africa. Female homosexuality is illegal in 27 African countries with Malawi newly outlawing female homosexuality in January 2011.
Callanan welcomes Cypriot Presidency, and responds to Barroso's 'outburst'
Posted,7/4/2012 11:00:00 AM
Speaking in the European Parliament this morning on a debate to kick-off the Cypriot Presidency, European Conservatives and Reformists group leader Martin Callanan MEP has welcomed the new Cypriot President to the chamber, calling on him to make the EU more effective and efficient.
Ashworth broadside over EU's outdated spending plans
Posted,7/3/2012 7:00:00 PM
The EU's proposed budget for 2013 is overblown, misdirected and disastrously out of date, the leader of Britain's Conservative MEPs said today.
Shock over EU President's attack on Britain
Posted,7/3/2012 5:00:00 PM
The leader of Britain's Tory MEPs is seeking an urgent meeting with Jose Manual Barroso, President of the European Commission, after he launched a fierce attack on the British Conservative Party. Richard Ashworth is contacting Mr Barroso to demand a "clear the air" discussion after the former Portuguese Premier angrily told the European Parliament in Strasbourg he believed that British Conservatives were taking pleasure in the problems of the eurozone. Mr Ashworth, Conservative MEP for the South East, said: "I was shocked and saddened by Mr Barroso's approach and his language. "British Conservatives have always been committed to the success of the European Union, so I don't understand the motivation for this attack and I would like him to explain it to me. "Of course, British Conservatives recognise the need for reform and change in Europe and we support David Cameron in this. We know that the City of London is a vital constituent of the success of the whole of the EU, so we are determined to protect that. "I make no apologies for this and I would hope Mr Barroso would accept it as a fair position to take."
EU- South Korea Free Trade Agreement One Year On, Mission Accomplished?
Posted,7/3/2012 4:00:00 PM
One year ago, a landmark Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Korea
Danish Presidency of the EU marked by 'typically Danish efficiency and practicality'
Posted,7/3/2012 9:00:00 AM
The end of Denmark's Presidency of the EU was today marked by a debate in the European Parliament with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Speaking for the European Conservatives and Reformists group, group leader Martin Callanan MEP congratulated the Presidency on its efficiency and welcomed their position in supporting the interests of member states on issues such as the Financial Transaction Tax and the Pregnant Workers Directive.