About: Geoffrey Van Orden

Brexit 12-11-2019

British MEP: Orban is not an extremist, would be ‘interesting’ to have him in ECR

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has done nothing really outrageous except to challenge the “EU orthodoxy” in some areas, and has been unfairly labelled as an extremist, the leader of British conservatives in the European Parliament, told EURACTIV.
Global Europe 30-11-2016

After Trump and Brexit, EU to launch defence research plan

The European Union will unveil its biggest defence research plan in more than a decade on Wednesday (30 November) to reverse billions of euros in cuts and send a message to US President-elect Donald Trump that Europe wants to pay for its own security.
Future EU 16-09-2009

Tory MEP: Lisbon ratification can wait

The conservative group hopes that Czech President Václav Klaus and his Polish counterpart Lech Kaczynski won't sign their Lisbon Treaty ratifications, preventing the EU's reform treaty from entering into force until the UK Tories have come into power next spring, Geoffrey van Orden, a leading conservative MEP, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 02-06-2009

UK Tory MEP: ‘We’ve clearly got a lot of people worried’

Establishing a new conservative, anti-Lisbon and anti-federalist group in the European Parliament will not weaken the European People's Party, Geoffrey Van Orden, a leading Conservative MEP, told EURACTIV in a telephone interview.
Med & South 10-04-2008

MEP Van Orden: ‘Not happy’ about Kosovo outcome

British Conservative MEP and foreign affairs committee member Geoffrey Van Orden believes greater autonomy for Kosovo within Serbia would have been a better solution, strengthening reformists in Serbia and improving Western relations with Russia. He was speaking to EURACTIV in an interview.