European News

1 Mar 2016: Time for free trade with Australia and New Zealand

The long-overdue need for a free trade agreement with Australia was one of the issues during the 37th EU Australia Parliamentary Delegation last month.Jacqueline, as Vice President of the Australia/New Zealand Parliamentary Delegation, met with Parliamentarians and Government Ministers to discuss the need for more trade as well as foreign affairs and defence issues. 

11 Dec 2015: Foster addresses major EU transport summit

The Deputy Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament, Jacqueline Foster MEP, has urged MEPs to avoid becoming too focused on employment and environment issues when examining transport legislation. Mrs Foster made the comments during her high-level keynote speech to the annual summit of UK Transport in Europe (UKTiE), the Brussels trade association of the UK transport industry, of which she is the patron.

28 Oct 2015: Conservatives vote to stop taxpayer-funded subsidy for Spanish bullfighting

As part of today's vote on the EU's budget for 2016, Conservative MEPs have voted in favour of an amendment to end taxpayer subsidies for Spanish bullfighting. The amendment, which has cross-party support, aims to stop EU funds being released from the Common Agricultural Policy for the controversial blood sport. British Conservative MEP Jacqueline Foster, the Vice-President of the Parliamentary Intergroup on Animal Welfare commented: "The torture of animals for entertainment purposes is a barbaric practice." 

21 Oct 2015: The EU must take more robust action to tackle international wildlife crime

21 Oct: The EU must take more robust action to tackle international wildlife crime, the Deputy Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament, Jacqueline Foster, has said. The North West MEP has chaired a major seminar to discuss the EU's accession to CITES - the international convention on trade in endangered species.

16 Oct 2015: Foster warns against over-regulation in major speech on aeronautics industries

Deputy leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament, Jacqueline Foster, has used a major speech in Brussels this week to warn of the dangers of over-regulation by the EU in the aeronautics sector. She spoke at a conference which brought together, at the highest level, major leaders of industry and agencies, to discuss the future of the European aeronautics sector in the framework of EU policies, in particular transport and the EU's ambitious strategy for investment and growth.