European News

Europe has a moral obligation to optimise food production

Anthea McIntyre MEP has hosted the European Agri-Food Chain Roundtable in Brussels. Plant protection products are a huge issue for Europe’s food producers. Many national associations of the fruit and vegetable-processing industry in Europe came together to discuss their call for a coherent policy on plant protection solutions with representatives of the European Parliament and Commission.

Data roaming charges to be abolished

 A deal has been reached to phase out data roaming charges across Europe within two years. The agreement means that as of June 15, 2017, consumers will pay the same price for calls, texts and mobile data irrespective of whether they are in their home nation or travelling in the EU.

EU better regulation package: positive step forward

The Commission’s proposal for a ‘Better Regulation Package’ is a very positive step in the right direction. In many areas it responds to the ECR’s calls for cutting red tape, promoting competitiveness and listening to voice of small business.

MEP visits ITV Central Newsroom

ITV Central Newsroom have welcomed Anthea McIntyre MEP to their studios in Birmingham City Centre. Anthea was given a guided tour of the studio by Mike Dolan (Programme & Digital Editor), Jane Luca (Controller – External Affairs) and Jessica Thrift (Senior Manager – Public Affairs).

MEP quizzes Agri Commissioner on new CAP rules

West Midlands Conservative MEP Daniel Dalton has warned the EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, about the implementation of the new greening measures of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). 

Local MEP calls on EU to speed up new EU-Mexico trade deal

Whilst the Mexican President is in London to discuss greater links between our two countries Dan Dalton MEP met with the Mexican Ambassador to the EU to talk about how to speed up a new EU-Mexico free trade agreement.