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UK nuclear subsidy in the EU dock

"A shockingly bad deal for UK taxpayers which Scotland opposes too" 

Scottish Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith and SNP Westminster Energy Spokesperson Callum McCaig MP have today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement from the Austrian government that it will formally challenge the UK proposed subsidy regime for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.

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Groceries Code Adjudicator damned by its own statistics

Alyn Smith, SNP Member of the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament, today condemned the office of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) after its own report shows how little confidence suppliers have in it.

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Comprehensive ban on food from cloning supported

The European Parliament's Environment and Food Safety and Agriculture Committees have this week voted on draft EU legislation on the cloning of animals.

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Special Mediterranean initiative launched

The UN Refugee Agency steps up efforts to manage the crisis.

SNP member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Alyn Smith has welcomed publication of the UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) plan for enhanced operational response and assistance to countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, faced with significant numbers of migrants and refugees seeking to enter Europe.

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Sky is the limit for Scottish MEP

Alyn Smith MEP prepares for a daredevil skydive jump from the dizzying height of 10,000ft over St Andrews this weekend. Alyn and his partner, Jonathon, are going to take a ‘leap of faith’, jumping out of a plane in a filmed tandem skydive to support LGBT Youth Scotland.

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Assad regime is not the lesser of two evils

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee has warned EU representatives of the danger of inadvertently assisting the Assad regime, as a lesser evil compared to ISIS and the impact our actions have in the eyes of the population of Syria.

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Alyn writes to Commission on discriminatory air fares

Alyn Smith, SNP Member of the European Parliament, today challenged the Commission to look at the discriminatory pricing schemes of the airlines that connect the Scottish Islands to the rest of Scotland.

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SNP comment on launch of far right group in European Parliament

Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) launch of a new far right political group in the European Parliament, SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP and Alyn Smith MEP have called on former UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson to resign her seat in the Parliament.

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Alyn leads on security challenges report

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, has led a key report on security challenges in the Middle East and North Africa adopted by the committee in Strasbourg today.

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TTIP Vote Postponed

We were due to vote on the Lange Report this week (the first time the SNP could vote on the report), but the vote was postponed at the last minute. 

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