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Saj visits Denmark in drive against red tape

The European Parliament's drive for better and simpler regulation was at the centre of discussions during a two-day delegation of MEPs to Denmark, organised to help pave the way for  the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Sir Robert Atkins MEP Gaza Trip

Sajjad recently called on the EU to recognise Palestine as an independent state (story here). It was an initiative started and led by fellow North West MEP Sir Robert Atkins.

Conservative victory on EU budget freeze

Strong pressure from Conservative MEPs, backed by David Cameron and the UK Government, has stopped an attempt by the European Parliament to increase the EU budget by five per cent next year.

Sajjad Karim reaction to Times article on child sex exploitation

Sajjad's reaction to Times article (sadly the article is behind the Times pay wall so can't be linked here). The article said that in some areas of the UK gangs of young Pakistani men were involved in the grooming of young children for sex

Sajjad welcomes EU shark finning ban

Sajjad has this week welcomed an announcement by the EU fisheries Commissioner that will propose a complete ban on the cruel practice of ‘shark finning’ on all EU vessels around the world.