Dr Charles Tannock

Member of the European Parliament for London

Press Releases - 2009

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NATO campaign in Afghanistan is a test of resolve against global terrorism - 17th November 2009
The failure of NATO's military operation in Afghanistan would most likely be a fatal blow to the West's long-term goal of containing and defeating Islamist jihadi terrorism, Conservative foreign affairs spokesman Dr Charles Tannock MEP said today after returning from the NATO Parliamentary Assembly meeting in Edinburgh.

Tragedy of typhoon offers new chance for Taiwan's UN participation - 17th September 2009
The devastation caused by Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan should spur the international community to deepen its support for Taiwan's goal of participating as an observer in United Nations organisations, Conservative foreign affairs spokesman in the European Parliament Charles Tannock will say today during a debate in Strasbourg.

MEPs demand release of British-Greek journalist - 26th June 2009
In what is escalating to be a full blown diplomatic dispute two leading MEPs from London have demanded the immediate and unconditional release of journalist Iason Athanasiadis aka Jason Fowden.

Russia need not fear the EUís growing relationship with former Soviet republics - 25th March 2009
Russia is wrong to feel threatened by the EUís growing relationship with the six former Soviet republics to its east, Charles Tannock MEP said today in a debate on the conclusions of the recent European Council.

Darfur: Bashir should be given ultimatum to leave or face the consequences - 12th March 2009
As the European Parliament has today adopted a resolution on the situation in Darfur, Conservative foreign affairs spokesman Charles Tannock MEP, has called on the UN Security Council to issue an ultimatum to President Bashir: go into exile and stop the killings, or face the full force of international law.

Time for a Fresh start in Sri Lanka - Tamil Tigers should lay down their arms - 5th February 2009
As Sri Lankan government forces intensify their military operations to root out the last remnants of the LTTE (Tamil Tigers) holed up in a small area near Mullaitivu, the European Parliament has called on the insurgents to lay down their arms and participate in the democratic political process.

Somaliland: Time To Consider Independence - 14th January 2009
The time has come to consider more seriously Somalilandís quest for independence as the situation in the Horn of Africa deteriorates further, Conservative MEP Charles Tannock said today ahead of a parliamentary debate on the situation in the Horn of Africa.