European News

Alarm sounded over new EU jobs ruling

Conservative MEP Anthea McIntyre has expressed alarm over potential implications of a new  European court ruling on workers' hours. The judgment published by the European Court of Justice rules that travelling time to and from jobs must be counted as part of the working day for employees who do not have a regular fixed place of work.

Cheer as EU drops "anti-jobs" directive

Anthea McIntyre MEP today welcomed an announcement that plans for a set of EU rules on maternity leave have finally been dropped. Conservatives have consistently opposed the proposals on the grounds that countries should be allowed to decide their own maternity arrangements, instead of having a set of conditions imposed by Brussels.

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).