William Dartmouth MEP and UKIP Trade spokesman has written to EU Trade Commissioner Malmström demanding that action must be taken to prevent further Chinese steel imports being sold at a lower price of production in the UK, which has already led to the loss of thousands of British jobs. Following this it has emerged that the UK government has requested an emergency EU meeting to discuss this crisis.Friday, 30 October 2015 Written by: William Dartmouth Posted in: Press releases, 2015, Newsroom, October, International Trade , William Dartmouth
The British government was badly defeated after boasting about cutting the budget as agreed in Council in 2015, but today (28th October) the European Parliament voted to reject the cuts and instead increase the EU budget 2016 by 4 billion euro. UKIP MEP and Budget Control committee member, Jonathan Arnott said in response: "Europhile MEPs have gone for a bunker-busting budget, increasing spending commitments by 4 billion euro. This is a major defeat for Cameron who boasted of getting an agreement to cut the budget at the European Council in 2015. This has been shown to be a sham.Wednesday, 28 October 2015 Written by: Jonathan Arnott Posted in: Press releases, 2015, Budgetary Control, Newsroom, October, Jonathan Arnott
Yesterday, European Commission's First Vice-President Frans Timmermans presented to EP Plenary the Commission’s work programme for 2016 entitled "No time for business as usual"
Frans Timmermans said that the motto for this work programme is “no time for business as usual”. The Commission is committed to make bold and pragmatic proposals that would allow the EU to overcome its major challenges, he added. The President Juncker’s priorities remain the right ones he said and added that the EU executive is concentrating on the big things (Investment plan, Digital Single Market, Energy Union, Capital Markets Union and so on). He continued that the single market strategy would be presented the following day, while initiatives to follow in 2015 included the Labour Mobility Package, Circular economy and Better management of the EU external borders.Wednesday, 28 October 2015 Written by: David Borrelli Posted in: Latest news, 2015, David Borrelli , Newsroom, October
Speaking in the European Parliament today, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said that an increasingly authoritarian EU is crushing democratic rights and the UK's referendum on EU membership is a golden opportunity for those who wish to resuscitate democracy. "What we are seeing is an increasingly authoritarian European Union that crushes democratic rights and then actually crows about it" said Nigel Farage. After Italy and Greece had their prime ministers deposed, we now have the dismissal of democracy in Portugal, where the President of Portugal, Mr Silva, is refusing elected Left-wing Eurosceptics office on the grounds that they represent anti-European forces. What we are witnessing, says Nigel Farage, is "the modern day implementation of the Brezhnev doctrine. This is exactly what happened to states living inside the USSR".Tuesday, 27 October 2015 Written by: Nigel Farage Posted in: Press releases, 2015, Newsroom, October, Nigel Farage