Brussels, December 13th 2012 – Today, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) overturned a decision by the European Parliament to reduce the number of costly trips to sit in Strasbourg. The Court ruled against an amendment, proposed by Conservative MEP Ashley Fox and that a majority of MEPs supported, to bring two sessions in Strasbourg [...]
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Robert Sturdy had the pleasure of welcoming a group of 40 students from Mildenhall College of Technology to the European Parliament in Brussels and explaining his work as a Member of the European Parliament. Mr Sturdy sponsored the visit, so that students from the constituency could have an opportunity to see firsthand the daily operation [...]
Brussels, 17th July 2012 – Robert was asked by the editors of New Europe to provide an article to mark the one year anniversary of the implementation of the EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement. The article was part of an EU Trade and Investment special edition.
Brussels, 11th July 2012 – News that the State Duma, Russia’s lower house, has ratified Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation was warmly welcomed by Robert Sturdy, Conservative MEP and Vice Chair of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee. Tuesday’s vote removes one of the final obstacles to theRussian Federationjoining the WTO as its [...]
Cambridge, 28th June 2012 – Robert Sturdy, Conservative MEP for the East of England, made a visit to the animals and keepers at Shepreth Wildlife Park to see the conservation centre in South Cambridgeshire. Mr Sturdy was guided through the grounds of the Wildlife Park while discussing the various conservation projects Shepreth is involved with. Curator, [...]
Brussels, 25th May 2012 -Argentina is behaving like a rogue state and must be brought into line with the help of the EU, a leading MEP said today. The European Commission has become increasingly concerned with the policy trend of the Argentine government in relation to bi-lateral and multi-lateral trade reveals Conservative MEP for the East [...]
Brussels, 16th May 2012 – European Union sources have revealed that the EU is on the verge of announcing that it is to file a suit against Argentinain the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the coming days. If the EU wins, Argentina will face ‘very serious trade sanctions’. This news follows a nosedive in relations [...]
Brussels, 12th April 2012 – Robert Sturdy MEP, Vice-Chairman of the International Trade Committee in the European Parliament, has blasted Argentina’s recent behaviour in a strongly worded letter to EU Trade Commissioner, Karel De Gucht. In his letter, co-signed by the Chairman of the Conservative Political Group in the European Parliament and fellow Conservative MEP [...]
Tuesday, 20th March 2012 – Brussels – Robert Sturdy, MEP for the East of England, has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to back Britain’s beer and pub sector by calling time on planned punitive tax increases in the Budget. The move follows new figures showing the huge impact brewing and pubs have on [...]
Wednesday 15th March 2012 – Robert Sturdy, East of England MEP and Vice-Chairman of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee talks to the Farmers Guardian on EU-USA trade dispute.