Tag: European Conservatives and Reformists Group

#ECR Group to look at migration, economy, railways, and firearms this week

#ECR Group to look at migration, economy, railways, and firearms this week

EU heads of state and government will meet at the end of the week, with the EU-Turkey agreement and Europe’s response to the migration crisis heading the agenda. Before the summit, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, will meet with parliament’s group leaders, including ECR leader Syed Kamall. ECR home affairs spokesman Timothy Kirkhope […]

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MEPs’ ‘mindset’ questioned after murdered Iraqi academic fails to make Sakharov Prize shortlist while alleged fraudster remains

MEPs’ ‘mindset’ questioned after murdered Iraqi academic fails to make Sakharov Prize shortlist while alleged fraudster remains

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parliament’s prestige prize for freedom of thought has again come into question after an Iraqi Professor who “paid with his life” defending Christians against the group calling itself Islaminic State was excluded from the shortlist, while accused fraudster Leyla Yunus (pictured) made the cut. Iraqi Law Professor Mahmoud Al-Asali, a Muslim, was killed this year by […]

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Syed Kamall elected to lead the European Conservatives and Reformists Group

Syed Kamall elected to lead the European Conservatives and Reformists Group

London MEP Syed Kamall (pictured) was on 12 June elected by the ECR Group as its leader.  Speaking after his election, he said:  “I am proud to lead the ECR Group – one of the EU’s fastest growing political families.  “I pay tribute to outgoing chairman Martin Callanan. Martin has been a strong supporter of […]

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PollWatch 2014: A dead heat between Left and Right as campaign hots up

PollWatch 2014: A dead heat between Left and Right as campaign hots up

For detailed results per country and methodology, go to pollwatch2014.eu The gap between the centre-left Socialists & Democrats Group and the centre-right Group of the European People’s Party has disappeared in the latest PollWatch 2014 prediction. The Socialists – who led in the first three predictions – are now on 212 seats in the European Parliament, equal with a resurgent EPP in the […]

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