8th February 2016

News that the European Union could open new anti-dumping investigations into Chinese steel products has been welcomed Conservative MEPs, although they are critical it has taken Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom three months to respond to their calls for action.

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2nd February 2016

Multi-national companies must pay their fair share of taxes, the leader of the Conservative delegation at the European Parliament insisted today.

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Ist February 2016

Hook and line sea bass fishermen in Weymouth and Portland will be able to continue fishing after a local MEP won a concession from the EU Council.

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19th January 2016
 
The South West’s apples and pears may soon be available in the USA after regulatory authorities in Washington published new rules that would allow the product on American shelves.

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7th January 2016 

South West Conservative MEPs Ashley Fox and Julie Girling have congratulated Molly Scott-Cato of the Green Party for adopting a new approach to openness and transparency. 

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8th December 2015

The Gibraltar MEP Ashley Fox is asking the EU Commission to update Gibraltar residents on whether the controversial CEPSA oil refinery close to Gibraltar/Spanish border is complying with European environmental and pollution regulations.

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25th November 2015 

Conservative MEPs have welcomed recognition from the European Commission that stronger anti-dumping policies are needed to deal with the situation in the steel industry.

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25th November 2015

Conservative MEPs have today rejected a report calling for EU tax harmonisation.

The report comes from a special committee of MEPs set up in the wake of the "LuxLeaks" revelations over allegations of tax avoidance.

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19th November 2015

Potential delays in the single farm payments could cause problems for farmers over the festive season and beyond. This was the message articulated to South West Conservative MEP, Ashley Fox, when he met with Dairy Farmers in Somerset.

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10th November 2015

The leader of the Conservative delegation in the European Parliament, Ashley Fox MEP, has warmly welcomed today's publication of the letter from David Cameron setting out the four key objectives for reforming the UK's membership of the EU.

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28th October 2015
 
South West beef is to be made available to consumers in Canada for the first time in nearly 20 years.

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