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Money Laundering: Sunshine Is Best Disinfectant

I'm delighted that a report I drafted was adopted today, with 627 Members voting in favour, 33 voting against and 18 abstaining.The Regulation on fund transfers is one of two proposals that make up the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Package.

Kirkhope's Appearance on Polish TV

I appeared on Telewizja Polska's program The European Debate today, which this week focussed on the situation in Ukraine. Below is my videoblog about it.

Arrest Warrants, E-Cigs And More

I spoke in the debate on Wednesday on the European Arrest Warrant. I praised Sarah Ludford for her work on a report which calls for a much-needed dose of realism on the measure.

ECR Refuses To Support 'Highly Prejudiced' NSA Report

The European Parliament's self-appointed inquiry into the Edward Snowden allegations against the NSA today voted on a draft report of its findings. I voted against the so-called 'Moraes' report, named after the S&D colleague responsible for drafting it, because the Committee failed to carry out a serious and balanced investigation. Amongst other things, the report calls for EU interference into national security matters, despite the EU Treaties clearly stating they are a sovereighn national issue.

Let's Give Bad EU Law The Red Card

My Conservative colleagues and I have today stood up for a red-card system to let national parliaments block burdensome and interfering European legislation.

Timothy Joins ONE Campaign For Transparency

I met representatives of the ONE Campaign today as they handed me a petition board for their website. The idea is to highlight the ease with which criminals and terorists can disguise illegitimate money within the EU's legal economy.