Dr Charles Tannock

Member of the European Parliament for London

Press Releases - 2011

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Charles Tannock joins Human Rights Commission - 7th December 2011
Charles Tannock MEP, Tory spokesman in the European Parliament on Foreign Affairs, has been appointed a member of the influential Conservative Human Rights Commission.

Tymoshenko verdict a travesty of justice - 12th October 2011
Responding to today's verdict in which Yulia Tymoshenko has been jailed for seven years, European Conservatives and Reformists group foreign affairs spokesman Charles Tannock MEP said:

Gaddafi and sons should face international justice - 22nd August 2011
Col. Muammar Gaddafi and his sons should be put before the International Criminal Court to answer for their crimes against the Libyan people, Dr Charles Tannock MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists Group foreign affairs coordinator, said today as the Libyan capital Tripoli looked set to fall to rebel forces, thus ending one of the Arab world’s most nefarious, long-lasting and corrupt dictatorships.

Syria: reform not repression needed - 11th May 2011
The Syrian regime must respond to the recent wave of protests with democratic reform, not repression and human rights violations, Charles Tannock MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists group foreign affairs spokesman, said today.

No-fly zone highlights failure of common EU foreign policy - 18th March 2011
Prime Minister David Cameron and President Nicolas Sarkozy are to be congratulated for their strong leadership in securing agreement on a no-fly zone over Libya, Charles Tannock MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists group foreign affairs spokesman in the European Parliament, said today.

Assassination of Pakistani minister is another example of the country’s radicalisation - 2nd March 2011
The assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s minister for minorities, yet again exposes the country’s apparent inability to rein in home-grown extremism, Dr Charles Tannock, European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group foreign affairs and human rights spokesman, said today.

EU should implement a no-fly zone over Libya - 22nd February 2011
The EU and USA should consider imposing an emergency 'no-fly zone' over Libya in order to prevent the brutal regime from launching any further aerial attacks against his own people, Charles Tannock MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists group foreign affairs spokesman, demanded.

EU member states must recognise independent South Sudan - 2nd February 2011
ECR Group foreign affairs spokesman Charles Tannock MEP, speaking today in a debate in the European Parliament, called on all EU member states to recognise South Sudan as a sovereign independent state when it declares independence on 9 July 2011.