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Palestine statehood European Parliament vote "warm words of little consequence"

Scotland's full Member of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee Alyn Smith has today (Wednesday) expressed his disappointment with a European Parliament vote nominally in principle in favour of Palestinian statehood. 

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Alyn urges EU to step up Syria aid

Scottish MEP Alyn Smith has called for a more coherent response by the EU and EU member states to the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria, together with an immediate increase in emergency humanitarian aid as winter bites. 

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UK Government must act to protect small Scottish businesses says Scottish MEP

The UK Government is turning a blind eye to the struggles of small Scottish firms, said Alyn Smith MEP, as a survey published today by the UK Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) highlighted major problems in the UK supply chain. 

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Tunisian democracy “still on life support”

Tunisia’s fledgling democracy stands at a crossroads, warns Scottish MEP Alyn Smith, and Europe must not turn its back on the Arab’s Spring’s success story.

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The European Charlemagne Youth Prize open for applications

Young people are invited to participate in a competition on EU development, integration and European identity issues organised by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.

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MEP demands action on dangerous non-EU horsemeat

Scottish MEP Alyn Smith has called for robust action by the European Commission following the discovery that the regulatory regime covering horsemeat entering Europe from non-EU countries is poorly enforced and sometimes "riddled with fraud".

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Caged rabbits dying in squalor ‘abhorrent’ says Scottish MEP

Scottish MEP Alyn Smith has backed a campaign by Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) to ‘End the Cage Age’ by introducing strong EU legislation to oversee the conditions of European rabbit meat farms.

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Spineless Groceries Code Adjudicator fails to help Scottish suppliers

Alyn Smith MEP, Scotland’s only voice on the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee, has today repeated his demands for an investigation into the supply chain and the creation of tougher regulations.

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Alyn urges EU to get tougher on Bahrain

Alyn Smith MEP has called on the EU's Foreign Affairs Chief to urgently review Europe's stance on Bahrain following unfair elections held last week.

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Scottish MEP praises Lebanon’s efforts to provide safe haven for refugees

Scotland’s only voice on the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Alyn Smith, acknowledged Lebanon’s struggle to shelter 1.1 million Syrian refugees, during a debate with the country’s prime minister in Brussels this week. The debate was followed by an announcement from the EU Commission of additional €180 million to deal with the effect of the Syrian crisis in Lebanon and Jordan.

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