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The Financial Times reports: “A former adviser to European Commission president José Manuel Barroso has accused the commission of embracing Germany’s austerity-focused response to the eurozone debt crisis in a “strategic” bid to enhance its own powers.” In fact, the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Bill Cash's European Journal
The House of Commons debated yesterday the UK’s 2014 justice and home affairs opt-out decision. Bill Cash made the following speech and interventions: The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mrs Theresa May): I beg to move, That this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
The European Parliament is the discharge authority. Each year it must close the financial year on the basis of the recommendation of the Council and the Statement of Assurance (DAS) provided by the Court of Auditors. By granting a discharge... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
The Council has recently adopted a directive regarding the European Investigation Order (EIO) in criminal matters. The draft directive would create a single instrument for obtaining evidence located in another Member State in the framework of criminal proceedings - the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
The European Scrutiny and the Home Affairs and Justice Committees have recently published a Joint Report, as both are “deeply disappointed by the Government's position”. Following publication of the Government's Responses to their Reports on the 2014 block opt-out decision,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
The European Scrutiny Committee published today its report “The application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the UK: a state of confusion”. The Report main aim is to clarify the role of the Charter in the UK. Bill... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
Mr William Cash (Stone) (Con): Will my right hon. Friend immediately ensure—this has not happened so far, either in this statement or in those made by the Foreign Secretary over the past few weeks—that the House, and indeed the European... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
Following the debate with Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage, Bill Cash said: Nigel Farage “was trying to take away the votes in our marginal seats when we are the only people who can deliver the policy because we will have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
Recent photos from Krak de Chevaliers in Syria show the heart-breaking damage done to this world heritage crusader castle during the Syrian war. Journalists were enabled to visit the castle by pro-Assad government forces, who took it from the rebels... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
The House of Commons decided, yesterday, not to opt in to several EU proposals on Criminal Procedural Rights. During the debate Bill Cash made the following speech and interventions: The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Chris Grayling):... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
Bill Cash @ ConservativeHome: “We do not have to be enthusiastic advocates of Vladimir Putin’s policies to recognise that this entire Ukrainian crisis was avoidable. Nor to recognise that the Crimea – handed over by Khrushchev within the Soviet Union... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
In July 2013 the European Commission put forward a proposal to establish a European Public Prosecutor's Office. The European Public Prosecutor’s Office would be a judicial body in charge of investigating, with the power to order national police forces to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
The sovereign debt crisis has opened the door for further economic and fiscal policy integration. Several new rules, intended to strengthen economic governance in the EU, have been introduced mainly through the so-called Six Pack, the Two Pack as well... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
The Daily Mail reports: “The chairman of the BBC Trust has been forced into a humiliating climbdown over his repeated refusal to appear before a committee of MPs.” It is important to note that “Lord Patten has spent months trying... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
The Daily Mail reports: “EU Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski said Brussels overspent its budget by an astonishing £20billion last year” and that “the cash would be taken from this year’s budget in the short term.” The article points out that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
The Regulatory Policy Committee has recently published its annual report, which clearly shows that EU regulations are undermining the Government’s plans to cut red tape. The Committee reviewed 36 EU measures in 2013, but the report particularly focus on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
The idea of a federal Europe is not new; in fact it goes back to the early days of the European Community. And then Jacques Delors started talking about it in the early 90s. As Margaret Thatcher said, in her... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
William Hague made a statement in the House of Commons, yesterday, on the situation in Ukraine. During the debate Bill Cash made the following intervention: The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr William Hague): With permission I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
Crimea is now Russian, as in, it belongs to Russia. It was largely Russian beforehand of course, but due to the absurdities of Communism, became Ukrainian. Now the mainly ethnic Russian population who live there are directly under the protection... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
The House of Commons considered yesterday the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. During the debate Bill Cash made the following interventions: John Healey (Wentworth and Dearne) (Lab): I beg to move, That this House has considered the Transatlantic Trade and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
William Hague made a statement in the House of Commons, yesterday, on the situation in Ukraine and Syria and on relations with Iran. During the debate Bill Cash made the following intervention: The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
How the mighty have fallen. From bouncer to President, and now fugitive on the run, Victor Yanukovich must be regretting letting his and his country’s future slip from the strong position he held. Having set a new foreign policy and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
It is well know that Brussels and the eurozone leaders have not been concerned in ensuring the rule of law. In fact, they have breached the EU Treaties in order to save the euro. All measures adopted to tackle the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal
The House of Commons decided, yesterday, pursuant to Article 6 of Protocol (No 2) on the Application of the Principles of Subsidiarity and Proportionality, to send to the Presidents of the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission a Reasoned... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Bill Cash's European Journal