"Your moment has come -lead the Greek people out of the euro with your head held high"

UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP today told the European Parliament that "The European project is actually beginning to die. This isn't just Greece we are talking about today. The continent is now divided from north to south. There is a new Berlin wall and it is called the euro." In a debate in Strasbourg in the presence of JC Juncker and Council President Donald Tusk, other political group leaders spoke in a fractious and angry exchange. Speaking during a visit to the chamber by the Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras, Farage turned to the Greek leader: "You have been very brave. You called that referendum. There were threats and bullying but the Greeks stood firm."

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 Written by: Nigel Farage Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2015, July, Nigel Farage

“No” vote in Greece is a vote for true recognition of democracy at its finest

“No” vote in Greece is a vote for true recognition of democracy at its finest

The “no” vote in Greece is a vote for true recognition of democracy at its finest – in the very birthplace of democracy itself, says UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall. Welcoming the referendum rejecting the terms of an international bailout, Mr Nuttall said: “I applaud the Greek people. They have had their say. That is exactly how it should be – a proud sovereign nation sticking up for itself.” And Mr Nuttall condemned the EU’s efforts to impose more austerity in Greece saying “the people never asked for it, voted for it, and certainly never deserved it”.

Monday, 06 July 2015 Written by: Paul Nuttall Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2015, July, Paul Nuttall

"Austerity measures cannot be imposed in such a way that they affect the safety of patients, staff or experts in hospitals"

MEPs propose blueprint for safer healthcare

Suggested ways to improve patient safety, including tackling growing resistance to human and veterinary antibiotics, using today’s treatments more responsibly and promoting innovation, are set out in a resolution voted on Tuesday. MEPs note that 8 - 12% of patients in EU hospitals suffer adverse events, such as healthcare-related infections, which are implicated in 37,000 deaths a year and place a heavy burden on limited health service budgets.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 Written by: Piernicola Pedicini Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2015, May, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Piernicola Pedicini