ECR Reaction to State of the Union Address

ECR Co-Chairman Prof. Ryszard Legutko, has urged the EU to “work with member states.” He was responding to Ursula von der Leyen’s state of the union address this week. He told her,”I urge you: work with member states, not with ideologically driven campaigns.” “The last decade has been rather turbulent for the EU, and the…

Keeping Hong Kong’s Freedoms Alive

As a young District Officer in 1984 I watched together with dignitaries from the New Territories of Hong Kong the UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sign the Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong together with TENG Xiaoping, the architect of the “One Country Two Systems” mantra.  This international treaty paved the way for…

Crisis Package Needed for Agriculture

The agricultural sector is in need of a specific fund outside CAP in response to the corona crisis, says the EPP. In an exchange of views in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development with Commissioner Janusz Wociechowski regarding the exceptional measures for the European farming sector, the ECR Group called for a specific agricultural fund outside…