Russia’s Hostile Strategy And Invasion of Ukraine Continues

RUSSIA'S AGGRESSION AGAINST UKRAINE

MEPs have responded to news that Russia has moved troops into the occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk in Ukraine’s East. ECR Coordinator on Foreign Affairs, Anna Fotyga,said: “Russia recognising its own fabrications is not only a violation of Ukraine‘s sovereignty and integrity, and a breach of international law, but also a harbinger of further…

Roberts Zile Elected EP Vice President

Roberts Zile

ECR MEP Roberts Zīle has been elected as Vice-President of the European Parliament. The announcement came with the results of the second ballot of votes to elect the 14 Vice-Presidents, whereby MEP Zīle received a majority of 403 votes from his colleagues from across the chamber. Following Mr Zīle’s election, Co-Chairman of the ECR Group Ryszard…

Make Africa an Equal Partner of EU

EU Africa

During a visit to the European Parliament by the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Co-Chairmen of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, Polish Prof Ryszard Legutko and Italian Raffaele Fitto, asked the EU to help put African nations on equal footing with those of Europe. In a bilateral meeting after Akufo-Addo’s plenary…

ECR Group Prepares for Busy 2022

Legutko and Fitto

MEPs of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) have voted to extend the Co-Chairmanships of Prof Ryszard Legutko (Poland) and Raffaele Fitto (Italy). During an ECR Group meeting other positions were also voted on: Assita Kanko (Belgium), Peter Lundgren (Sweden), Robert Roos (the Netherlands), Beata Szydlo (Poland), Hermann Tertsch (Spain) and Roberts Zile (Latvia) have been elected…

Dorien Rookmaker Joins ECR Group

Dorien Rookmaker

MEPs of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament have decided to take on Dutch MEP Dorien Rookmaker as a new Member. She is representing the ‘More Direct Democracy’ party (Meer Directe Democratie). “The EU should be an organisation of individual member states that work together to protect peace and prosperity. Mutual understanding and…

Belarus Threatens the EU

Belaus Migrants

The European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament condemns the escalation near the village of Kuźnica Białostocka, Poland, where a huge number of migrants under the control of armed Belarus units are set to destroy border fences and cross illegally into EU territory. ECR Co-Chairman Prof Ryszard Legutko (Poland) said: “The scenes that are…

MEPs call for Commission to Act on Migration

In a letter to Vice-President Margaritis Schinas who coordinates the Commission’s work on Migration and Asylum, the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament, strongly criticised the European Commission’s inaction in the field of migration.  Since the announcement of the new Pact on Migration and Asylum, neither the situation at the EU’s external borders…

ECR Group Calls for Action to Support Cuba

Cuban protests

The ECR Group’s Co-Chairmen, Prof Ryszard Legutko and Raffaele Fitto, have condemned the unacceptable repression of the ongoing protests in Cuba and called on the EU to take action. In a joint statement, the two conservative MEPs told this site, “What has been happening for some days now in Cuba is both serious and worrying. The regime led…

Conference on the Future of Europe

Future of Europe

The European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament (ECR Group) remains sceptical towards the structuring and planned course of the Conference of the Future of Europe. ECR Co-Chairmen Ryszard Legutko (Poland) and Raffaele Fitto (Italy) are unimpressed by the digital platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE). The multilingual platform…

New MEP

The European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the European Parliament has decided to take on Italian MEP Vincenzo Sofo as a new Member. Sofo was elected to the European Parliament in 2019. He was one of the three Italian candidates suspended pending the exit of the British Members. On February 1st2020, Mr Sofo officially took…