Dr Charles Tannock

Member of the European Parliament for London

Press Releases - 2008

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Conflict diamond scheme should be extended to other resources to help end Congo bloodshed - 20th November 2008
A successful international scheme designed to end the trade in ‘blood diamonds’ should be extended to cover other mineral resources as a way of curtailing the current bloodshed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Conservative foreign affairs spokesman in Brussels Dr Charles Tannock MEP said today.

The EU and India must unite over common challenges - 24th September 2008
The EU's summit with India must affirm the shared values and challenges of the two parties, and take concrete measures to assist India in stabilising the region, Charles Tannock MEP, Conservative foreign affairs spokesman in the European Parliament said today during the EU-India debate.

Europe must rise to Russia's pugnacity - 1st September 2008
Europe's leaders must clearly affirm that Russia's disproportionate aggression will be met with serious consequences from the international community, Charles Tannock MEP, Conservative foreign affairs spokesman in the European Parliament, said today ahead of a crucial EU summit.

MEPs call for Ukraine's rival leaders to set aside differences at a time of crisis - 29th August 2008
On 18th August a statement was made by the deputy Chief of Staff to the President of Ukraine, Andriy Kyslynskiy, accusing Ukraine’s Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko of ties with the Russian leadership, citing in evidence her lack of support for Georgia during the recent conflict with Russia.

Europe's leaders require four tests for EU-Russia relations - 18th June 2008
The confusion in EU-Russia relations ranks as one of the top challenges for European governments. Four key tests are needed to resolve whether to wield the big stick and confront Russia or speak softly with a mixture of carrot and stick in dealing with Russia under its new President.

Revolting spectacle of Mugabe - 10th June 2008
Italy should renegotiate its agreement with UN agencies based in Rome to stop the revolting spectacle of Robert Mugabe scoffing gourmet Italian cuisine while Zimbabweans starve, a leading Conservative MEP said today.

Conservatives call for EU support for Georgia - 7th May 2008
In a debate in the European Parliament on the situation in Georgia, Conservatives have called for the European Union to take a stronger role in supporting Georgia's territorial integrity.

Commission ditches plan to establish EU embassies around the world - 30th April 2008
Europe will not be creating new embassies around the world if the Reform Treaty comes into force following a question from Conservative Foreign Affairs Spokesman Dr Charles Tannock MEP.

China blocks Taiwan from the World Health Organisation - 8th April 2008
The continued exclusion of Taiwan from the World Health Organisation (WHO) is the result of totally unjustified and counter-productive heavy-handed tactics by the People's Republic of China (PRC), Conservative Foreign Affairs Spokesman Dr Charles Tannock MEP said today.

MEP questions "One China" policy following the Tibet clampdown - 26th March 2008
Charles Tannock MEP has called for a major EU foreign policy shift towards China. Today he urged the so-called 'One China' policy to be reviewed following the recent brutal suppression of Tibetan protesters.

Iran is still a pariah, says Conservative MEP - 30th January 2008
Dr Charles Tannock MEP, Conservative Foreign Affairs Spokesman, questioned the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, who refused to condemn or explain why Iranian jihadis are fighting alongside terrorists in Iraq, killing British soldiers, and why Iran's judges routinely pass death sentences on homosexuals and teenagers.