The European Parliament today voted through proposals on EU phone roaming charges. Speaking on the proposals in the Parliament, UKIP Industry spokesman Roger Helmer MEP said, "It will benefit well-heeled executives and business executives and it will result in higher costs for domestic users. The operators will have lost a major revenue stream, they will seek to recover it and the only place to recover it is from domestic prices."Tuesday, 27 October 2015 Written by: Roger Helmer Posted in: Press releases, 2015, Newsroom, October, Industry, Research and Energy
Green growth in SMEs divides parliament
We cannot afford a non-green Europe. Raw materials, water and energy are the heaviest burden for SMEs within the EU. Together, they make up half of production costs for our companies. This hinders their competiveness, and this report could help fight this, by supporting a path towards innovative technologies with less impact. The report calls on the commission and the member states to monitor the results achieved by SMEs that have accessed green innovation funding, in order to gauge its effectiveness.Wednesday, 20 May 2015 Written by: Marco Zullo Posted in: Latest news, 2015, Newsroom, May, Industry, Research and Energy, Marco Zullo
"The reason behind energy union, like every other plan from the commission, is a policy power-grab"
The energy union is an attempt by the European commission to use tensions between Russia and the EU - caused by the EU's attempt to extend its empire to Russia's border - as an excuse to take control of the energy supplies and regulatory powers of member states. The commission wants EU national governments to pool their energy resources, and to be placed in charge of that pool with controls over regulation and investment decisions as well as energy deals with countries outside the 28 member states. As the paper setting out plans for the energy union put it, “Today, the European Union has energy rules set at the European level, but in practice it has 28 national regulatory frameworks. This cannot continue.”Wednesday, 04 March 2015 Written by: David Coburn Posted in: Latest news, March, David Coburn, Newsroom, 2015, Industry, Research and Energy