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  • Brexit Bulletin August 12th 2016

    Welcome to my latest Brexit Bulletin, designed to keep you up to date with the various ramifications of Brexit and what we are doing to ensure Scotland's best interests are protected. It has never been more important to keep up to date with what is happening with Scotland in Europe, and I am committed to keeping my constituents up to date with developments. I'm afraid there may well not be much good news, but the Scottish government, most of Scotland's politicians and I are resolved, we will dig in and get the best deal we can for the people we serve.
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  • Leadsom could seriously damage Scottish farming

    Alyn Smith MEP, the only Scottish member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee, has expressed concern at the appointment of Andrea Leadsom as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs after her arguments that farming “subsidies must be abolished”.
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  • International reaction to Boris Johnson appointment

    MEP Alyn Smith has today (Thursday) collated some of the international reaction to the appointment of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary, and warned it makes for dispiriting reading.
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  • Scotland's MEPs continue as Team Scotland

    Five out of six of Scotland's Members of the European Parliament from the SNP, Labour and the Conservatives today committed themselves to work as Team Scotland on issues where they can co-operate after the UK Referendum result.
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  • Scotland did not let you down; do not let Scotland down

    Standing ovation in the European Parliament for Scotland's place in EU.  SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today addressed the European Parliament making clear Scotland’s desire to continue our membership of the EU – and received an unprecedented standing ovation from MEPs.
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  • Scotland votes to remain in the EU

    In Scotland, we won the EU referendum, emphatically and beyond doubt, and in every community from Shetland to Stranraer. I shared platforms up and down the nation in more meetings than I can remember with decent folk from all politics and none, Labour, Greens, LibDems and Tories, putting aside our differences to work on what we agree are Scotland's best interests.
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  • Another EU boost for Caithness Broch Project

    The Caithness Broch Project has received more support for its campaign to build a full-size replica in Caithness, with the European Commission itself writing to Scottish MEP Alyn Smith to suggest further avenues of funding. 
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  • EU boost for farmers fighting Unfair Trading Practices

    Agri MEP Alyn Smith has today welcomed the European Parliament’s bold adoption of a report that will dramatically reduce the impact of Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) on farmers. 
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  • EU-US Trade Negotiations "Totally Blocked"

    SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith MEP has today (Tuesday) hailed the comments of French Trade Minister Matthias Fekl that the long running and controversial EU-US Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks are "totally blocked" as an important indicator of how the talks are going. TTIP is controversial across Europe, with a number of member states promoting the deal in the interests of free trade, but with concern over the possibility that public services could be threatened and regulatory standards weakened in the course of the talks.  The deal is being negotiated by the European Commission under delegated authority from the 28 member states, and will not come into force unless the member states agree and the package is approved by a majority of the Members of the European Parliament on behalf of the citizens of Europe.
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  • Boost for campaigners against live exports for slaughter

    Campaigners against live exports for slaughter have received a huge boost as Scotland’s sole voice on the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee, Alyn Smith MEP, gave his backing to their campaign.
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