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ECR Group – Martin Callanan: Cut Red Tape that causes Europe to export jobs & wealth, not goods & services

October 23, 2013 - ECR Group

European Conservatives and Reformists Group leader Martin Callanan MEP called on EU leaders in Brussels to prioritise cutting the red tape that causes Europe to export jobs and wealth, rather than goods and services — Martin Callanan MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists Group leader, said today in a debate with the Commission President Barroso.

Citing a recent report published by a number of business leaders, which identifies the barriers to making European businesses more competitive, Mr Callanan warned that those who push for further centralisation of the EU are undermining Europe’s future potential.

Mr Callanan also took aim at the vested interests that campaign for more European red tape — often using funding from the European Commission. He called on the EU to look again at the funding it provides to NGOs, as it is in danger of becoming a Europe ‘of the NGOs, by the NGOs, for the NGOs.’

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