Reports

Saj's battle to cut re- tape moves forward

Sajjad's  ongoing battle to reduce EU red-tape took another positive step forward this week when, at their Strasbourg plenary session MEPs voted to support his report outlining a raft of measures to tackle red-tape and rationalise the legislative process.

Conservatives Fight EU 'E-Cigarette' Ban

Conservatives in the European Parliament have refused to back an agreement reached last week between MEPs and national governments that would significantly over-regulate electronic cigarettes, taking many of them off the shelves.

Reforming EU audit services to restore investors' confidence

A draft agreement between the European Parliament and EU Council on legislation to open up the EU audit services market beyond the dominant "Big Four" firms and remedy auditing weaknesses revealed by the financial crisis was endorsed by the Legal Affairs Committee today (Tuesday).

Sajjad’s Update on Audit Reform Negotiations

As Conservative legal-affairs spokesman in the European Parliament, Sajjad has authored and continues to negotiate proposals to reform the audit profession across Europe. The reforms, aimed at strengthening audit quality and promoting renewed confidence in financial reporting, propose to introduce a series of measures designed to improve the audit process.

Situation in Syria - Saj speaks out on BBC Radio

The situation in Syria is now threatening to engulf the region and  EU Ambassadors from the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region take part in an exchange of views with MEPs this afternoon in the European Parliament, Brussels.

Powerful Backing for Enterprise

Boosting trade and supporting business were on the agenda when Sajjad welcomedPrime Minister David Cameron back to Manchester at the weekend.