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Alyn calls on EU to win hearts and minds in the Middle East

Scottish Member of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee Alyn Smith has called on EU leaders to step up efforts to win the moral argument in the Middle East and reach out to the population of the region.

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EU to do more to prevent a massacre in Syrian city of Kobane

Scottish MEP questions EU strategy for the region

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Scottish MEP condemns human rights abuses in Uzbekistan

Smith criticises UK Government for double standards

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"Qualified support" from SNP to new European Commission

The SNP Group in the European Parliament has supported the approval of Jean-Claude Juncker's College of European Commissioners in plenary session today. 

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Europe closer than ever to stamping out EU subsidies for bullfighting

Alyn Smith, Scottish Member of the European Parliament’s Agricultural Committee and honorary Vice President of the Scottish SPCA, has vowed to continue the fight against indirect EU subsidies for bullfighting, following a narrow defeat in Strasbourg today.

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Denis Mukwege: winner of Sakharov Prize 2014

The European Parliament in Strasbourg awarded Dr Denis Mukwege the top human rights prize for his fight for protection of victims of rape and sexual violence.

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MEP demands end to bullfighting subsidies

Alyn Smith MEP, Scotland’s only member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has called on his European Parliament colleagues to back a budget amendment this week that will end subsidies for bullfighting.

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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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