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UKIP’S European Parliament group collapses

The collapse of the European Parliament grouping that played host to UKIP today has shown that Nigel Farage’s party is incapable of working constructively.

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Sakharov Prize finalists announced

Three champions of democracy and free speech from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ukraine and Azerbaijan emerge as frontrunners for European Parliament´s 2014 prize for freedom of thought.

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Smith slams "dirty deal" on Hinckley nuclear subsidies

Alyn Smith, Scottish Member of the European Parliament and former member of the Parliament's Industry and Energy Committee, has lashed out at today's (Wednesday) decision by the European Commission to approve 19 billion EUR of support from the UK Government to the builders and operators of the new nuclear power plant at Hinckley Point, EDF Energy.

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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, as you can see from previous updates in these pages.

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New EU Agriculture Commissioner gets thumbs up from Alyn

Scotland's only voice on the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today voiced his warm approval of the Irish nominee for EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan.

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MEP Alyn Smith sends SOS to EU Commissioner-Designate Hahn

Scottish Member of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee Alyn Smith has today (Tuesday) used the Commissioner hearings to call for greater and more active EU support for civil society organisations in Europe's southern neighbourhood.

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An Open Letter to Jonny Hughes, Chief Executive of the Scottish Wildlife Trust

On Friday September 26th, Alyn wrote to the Scottish Wildlife Trust's Jonny Hughes in response to his open letter to Members of the European Parliament regarding the Trust's - and their members' - concerns over the structure of the proposed new European Commission, the choice of Commissioners, and the content of the Mission letters.

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EU Commission jobs show what Yes will bring Scotland

SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith has today (Wednesday) highlighted the top roles smaller EU states have landed in the new European Commission, while predicting a rough ride for the uninspiring, unelected UK nominee.

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Irish get EU Agriculture Commissioner post

Scots MEP and member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee Alyn Smith has warmly welcomed the appointment of Irish politician Phil Hogan as the new European Commissioner-Designate for Agriculture.

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Independent Scotland - a different partner for Europe

Smith confirms Scotland will be engaged and at the heart of the EU

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