Showing: September 2009
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.
ECR Group calls on commission to scrutinise the proposed GM deal
Posted,9/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
Brussels, 29th September 2009 -- Vicky Ford MEP, Conservative Spokesman on Economic and Monetary Affairs in the European Parliament, today grilled EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes on GM's potential sale of Opel and specifically the potential impact for UK workers in Ellesmere Port and Luton.
Tragedy of typhoon offers new chance for Taiwan's UN participation, says Tory MEP
Posted,9/17/2009 3:00:00 PM
Strasbourg, 17th September 2009 -- The devastation caused by Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan should spur the international community to deepen its support for Taiwan's goal of participating as an observer in United Nations organisations, Conservative foreign affairs spokesman in the European Parliament Charles Tannock will say today during a debate in Strasbourg.
CALAIS: CLOSURE OF MIGRANT "JUNGLE" CAMP LONG OVERDUE BUT WILL JUST CREATE TRAVELLING CIRCUS WARNS SOUTH EAST MEP
Posted,9/17/2009 10:00:00 AM
Strasbourg 17 September 2009. South East Conservative MEP Richard Ashworth today said the French Government's decision to close the Calais migrant camp known as "the jungle" was long overdue.
CAUTIOUS WELCOME FOR DAIRY SECTOR CRISIS MEASURES FROM ECR GROUP
Posted,9/17/2009 9:00:00 AM
Strasbourg, 17th September 2009. Northern Ireland MEP Jim Nicholson, Agriculture Coordinator in the European Parliament for the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, gave a cautious welcome to a series of measures adopted by MEPs today to address the crisis in the dairy sector.
CONSERVATIVE MEPS INSTRUMENTAL IN BARROSO'S ELECTION FOR A SECOND TERM
Posted,9/16/2009 5:00:00 PM
Strasbourg, 16 September 2009. Conservative MEPs gave their support to the appointment of Jose Manuel Barroso for a second term as Commission President today.
EU SWEEP ON WEB ELECTRONICS TRADERS SHOWS UP TO HALF ARE MISLEADING CUSTOMERS
Posted,9/9/2009 10:00:00 AM
German MPs given right to scrutinise EU power extensions as others are denied
Posted,9/8/2009 4:00:00 PM
Brussels 8 September 2009 - German MPs today voted through legislation giving them the power to vote on any changes to the Lisbon Treaty or expansion of EU competences that might have an impact on German sovereignty. The new legislation is in response to the German Constitutional Court ruling from Karlsrühe stating that the EU was not sufficiently democratic and needs to be brought closer to the people. Adopting this legislation will be the final part of German ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, which proved to be a surprising stumbling block for the ratification process for the rest of the EU. The Treaty was supposed to be in force by January of this year, but still has to wait for the outcome of the Irish referendum as well as for the Presidents of the Czech Republic and Poland to formally sign it. Conservative MEP Syed Kamall who is the Vice-Chairman of the European Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee said: "The German court ruling and resulting legislation confirmed that a democratic deficit exists in the EU, "If the German Parliament is to be consulted on changes to the Lisbon Treaty, then the British Parliament should also be granted the same right " "Having denied the Britsh people referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, I call on the government to assert Parliament's sovereign right to be consulted on any further treaty changes."
President Barroso to attend ECR Group meeting this evening
Posted,9/7/2009 1:00:00 PM
Brussels, 7th September 2009 -- The European Conservatives and Reformists are to be the first political Group in the European Parliament to hear President Barroso's agenda for a second term when they meet with him this evening.
"EU harms NATO" says EU Military Chief
Posted,9/3/2009 12:00:00 PM
Brussels, 3rd September 2009 -- The Chairman of the EU Military Committee today admitted that EU defence policy sometimes harmed NATO and that it was regrettable that there was now a profusion of naval "anti-piracy" operations off the coast of Somalia.
EU refugee plan must not place new burdens on the UK
Posted,9/2/2009 4:00:00 PM
Granting asylum is the preserve of the member state