Returning powers to national parliaments is a key feature of the Prime Ministers EU Reform plans. Saj has been tasked to deliver this in the European Parliament. Sajjad's article for The Asians, looks at how this can be achieved.
Writing for Conservative Home, Sajjad and Ashley Fox, who is MEP for South West England and leader of Britain’s Conservative MEPs, set out why an enhanced role for national parliaments for member states within the EU, is an achievable aim.
Sajjad who is Conservative Legal Affairs Spokesman in the European Parliament, today used his annual report on subsidiarity to push for a greater role for national parliaments in the EU's law-making process which will help end the EU democratic deficit.
Burnley and Pendle Bangladesh Community Council recently held an event organised to discuss the European Union's trade relations with Bangladesh and the aim of the country being awarded GSP Plus status in 2020.
A vital part of Sajjad's work in the European Parliament is Chairing the Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee (DSCA). In respect of Georgia, the role of the Delegation is to strengthening of the bilateral cooperation between Georgia and the EU and thus provide the basis on which Georgia proceeds with its reform agenda.
As the European Parliament's Rapporteur with responsibility for drafting new legislation on Audit reform, Sajjad put forward proposals in April, based on ensuring transparency, but not so frequently as to restrict a company’s competitiveness.
On the day that the European Parliament finally approves the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – the largest Trade Agreement in the history of the world – Sajjad writes for British Influence.