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EU Parliament condemns violence against women in Iraq

The European Parliament stands united in unreserved condemnation of the killings, rape and torture committed by IS fighters and sends a strong message calling for the end of violence and abuse against women in Iraq.

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EU votes for policy development strategy to include LGBTI rights

Scottish MEP Alyn Smith, member of the European Parliament’s LGBT Intergroup, today lauded the inclusion of LGBTI rights in the EU’s 2015 development strategy. 

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TTIP Update

Welcome to my latest update on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. As one of your representatives in the European Parliament I am committed to keeping people up to date on this issue as it unfolds.

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Alyn Smith hails anti-poverty convention

Scottish MEP has called for more action on inequality while welcoming a major anti-poverty conference in Brussels attended by over 700 people from charities across Scotland and Europe.

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Trials for Ebola treatments to start at MSF sites

Scottish MEP has praised the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontière (MSF) for their commitment to host first clinical trials in three Ebola treatment centres in West Africa.  

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EU "benefits tourism" ruling blow to UK government

A ruling of the EU Court of Justice reiterating that European nationals cannot exercise their right of free movement to abuse the social security of other Member States has been welcomed by Alyn Smith MEP. 

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Tesco might be the tip of the iceberg

Scotland's only voice on the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee Alyn Smith has today called for a wide ranging inquiry into supermarket buying practices, especially into the ethics and effects of "supplier contributions".
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MEP publishes guide on Europe's finances

SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith has this week published a guide on the auditing processes of the European Union following the widespread and inaccurate coverage that Europe's accounts have 'not been signed off'.

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Falling UK poverty performance in Europe

SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith has today, Tuesday, highlighted the poor performance of the UK in reducing inequality. 

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Alyn calls for tech giants to come clean over conflict minerals

Conflict minerals found in Scottish household staples like mobile phones, laptops and games consoles may be indirectly supporting slave labour, warned Alyn Smith, Scottish Member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

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