MEPs vote to increase protection of bank deposits

Consumers and small businesses can be assured that their deposits will be better protectedshould their banks fail after Conservative MEPs voted in favour of improvements in the coverage of deposits.

Putting the North West First

North West MEP Sajjad Karim has said the creation of over 50 new EU embassies across the world following the Lisbon Treaty coming into force at the beginning of the year should not come at the expense of British interests.

EU-India to Benefit the North West

I wanted to bring you all up to speed with the European Parliament Report I have written this year in relation to the EU-India Free Trade Agreement.

Telecoms Reform Package

Conservative Spokesman on the Internal Market Malcolm Harbour MEP is spearheading negotiations with the Czech Presidency on the telecoms reform proposals to ensure a second reading agreement is reached in April.

MEPs demand action on small business scams

MEPs have demanded tighter national laws and more action from the European Commission to ensure small businesses are afforded greater protection from directory scams.

Watered down but still a good place to start

The EU now has tools in place to help tackle climate change and to secure an ambitious agreement at Copenhagen next year, the Conservatives were able to secure amendments that exclude small businesses and hospitals from the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).