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SNP call for EU investigation into electricity pricing

The SNP have demanded actions not nice words from Liberal Democrats to end electricity pricing discrimination for electricity customers in the Highlands and Islands as well as those in Moray and Aberdeenshire.

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EU Energy Union is welcome but needs more work

SNP MEP Alyn Smith, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, cautiously welcomed the announcement of an EU Energy Union, whilst emphasising that there was plenty of room for improvement.

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Palestinians to receive critical EU funding

“Long-term peace can only be achieved with a long-term political solution."

SNP Alyn Smith, Member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee has welcomed the announcement of new EU funding to the Palestinian Authority, which will provide help to address the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people and support the re-development projects following the devastation sustained in Gaza.

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EU resumes financial aid to Zimbabwe

Mugabe's assets freeze and travel ban to stay in place.

Alyn Smith, SNP member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee has given a cautious welcome to the EU’s decision to resume aid to Zimbabwe, following a decade of sanctions imposed due to reports of gross human rights abuses by President Robert Mugabe and his administration.

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Crisis in Yemen escalates

SNP member of the European Parliament, Alyn Smith, has highlighted the increased fears over political and security upheaval in Yemen during a debate in Strasbourg this week and called on the EU and international community to fully engage in state building in Yemen. 

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Alyn hails strong MEP support for jailed blogger Raif Badawi

Saudi Arabia urged to immediately release all prisoners of conscience.

Alyn Smith, SNP member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee, has pressed yesterday (Thursday) for the immediate release of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and other online activists imprisoned in Saudi Arabia and hailed strong MEP support, unusual from an institution usually much more muted in any criticism of Saudi Arabia.

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No EU double-standards in fighting so called Islamic State

SNP MEP Alyn Smith, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, was in charge this week of shaping the Parliament's position on Iraq, Syria and the ongoing fight against the so called Islamic State.

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Alyn hails European Parliament torture vote

UK urged to come clean on involvement in secret rendition flights.

SNP Member of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee Alyn Smith has hailed the adoption of a resolution today (11 February) urging EU member states, including the UK, to acknowledge involvement in secret flights operated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) linked to illegal interrogations and torture, breaching international law. 

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Scots MEP welcomes call to label meat products with country of origin

EU consumers may soon be able to identify if the meat in their burger has come from Scotland, Sweden or further afield, thanks to a new resolution passed by the European Parliament today.

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Farmers 'not a priority for the UK government'

In the wake of a second formal investigation into Tesco’s treatment of suppliers, Scottish MEP Alyn Smith has slammed the UK Government for taking more than a year to grant the Groceries Code Adjudicator the power to fine supermarkets for dodgy practices.

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