Tag: Vicky Ford

Vicky Ford: ‘Goal of gun control legislation is to close loophole exploited by #terrorists’

Vicky Ford: ‘Goal of gun control legislation is to close loophole exploited by #terrorists’

Terrorists have been able to make use of reconverted weapons but new rules aim to put an end to this. The internal market committee has approved an update of the EU firearms directive to ensure that any firearm which has been converted to firing blanks continues to be covered by EU law. UK ECR member […]

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#GunControl: lead MEP to present changes to firearms proposal on Wednesday

#GunControl: lead MEP to present changes to firearms proposal on Wednesday

Amendments tabled by Parliament’s lead MEP to a Commission proposal to revise the EU firearms directive will be discussed in the Internal Market Committee on Wednesday at around 11.20. The committee chair and rapporteur on this file, Vicky Ford (ECR, UK), says that any changes to the directive must strike a balance between the right […]

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#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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#Firearms proposal: Impact on law-abiding citizens dominates EP committee debate

#Firearms proposal: Impact on law-abiding citizens dominates EP committee debate

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Concerns about the impact that a revised EU firearms directive could have on legal owners of guns in the EU, such as sport shooters, hunters, collectors and museums, were voiced by most MEPs in Internal Market Committee’s kick-off debate on the proposal on Tuesday. The draft revision was proposed by the EU Commission after the […]

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#Firearms: Internal market MEPs to debate draft rules on gun control

#Firearms: Internal market MEPs to debate draft rules on gun control

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

MEPs will give their views on how best to prevent weapons falling into the hands of terrorists and keep track of cross-border arms transfers in the Internal Market Committee’s kick-off debate on the revision of the EU firearms directive on Tuesday at 9.00. Concerns over the impact that the proposal would have on sport shooters, […]

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Digital Single Market: Creating opportunities for European companies

Digital Single Market: Creating opportunities for European companies

Could creating a digital single market in the EU and removing barriers online help give a boost to European companies? The European Commission outlined its strategy on 6 May, while it will also feature on the agenda of the European Council on 25-26 June. Meanwhile the Parliament is planning to respond with an own-initiative report […]

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Ebola crisis: ‘We really need to learn our lessons’

Ebola crisis: ‘We really need to learn our lessons’

The Ebola outbreak wreaking havoc in a number of West African countries since last year has been the most lethal one since the disease was discovered in 1976. On 4 March, the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) unit organised a hearing with experts to talk about how Ebola should be tackled, the […]

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