Press Releases - 2003
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European Parliament Refuses Debate on 'Racist' Report - 10th December 2003
The Leaders of the main political groups in the European Parliament have rejected a request for a debate on the decision by the Director of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) not to publish an anti-Semitism report.
Anti-Semitism Report Must be Published - 2nd December 2003
The Director of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) will be questioned on the issue of the unpublished anti-Semitism report in the Justice and Home Affairs Committee in the European Parliament this afternoon.
MEP calls for ban on Hamas' political wing within the EU - 2nd September 2003
In a debate in the European Parliament yesterday Charles Tannock MEP condemned the recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem, which killed 20 bus passengers, including young infants.
EU Commission Gives Little VAT Hope to the British Music Industry - 17th June 2003
There is little chance of the music industry being given a reduced rate of VAT, to bring it into line with other cultural goods such as books and theatre tickets, Commissioner Fritz Bolkenstein said today in response to a question from British Conservative MEP Charles Tannock.
Animal Welfare Conditions Must Improve - 4th June 2003
Rules on the movement of live animals should be tightened to ensure greater levels of animal welfare according to MEPs. Over half of the Members of the European Parliament have signed up to a campaign to improve animal welfare standards.
China Must Learn from Taiwan's Handling of SARS - 16th May 2003
China should drop its attempts to block Taiwan's bid for Observer Status at the World Health Organisation (WHO) and learn from its willingness to co-operate fully and immediately with the WHO over the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Failure (SARS).
Chaos in Europe over Iraq Crisis - 27th March 2003
The European Parliament has failed today to reach any kind of agreement on the Iraq crisis. Fortunately, a resolution condemning the military action in Iraq was rejected, following opposition led by British Conservatives.