The SNP have demanded actions not nice words from Liberal Democrats to end electricity pricing discrimination for electricity customers in the Highlands and Islands as well as those in Moray and Aberdeenshire.Read more
SNP MEP Alyn Smith, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, cautiously welcomed the announcement of an EU Energy Union, whilst emphasising that there was plenty of room for improvement.Read more
“Long-term peace can only be achieved with a long-term political solution."
SNP Alyn Smith, Member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee has welcomed the announcement of new EU funding to the Palestinian Authority, which will provide help to address the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people and support the re-development projects following the devastation sustained in Gaza.Read more
Mugabe's assets freeze and travel ban to stay in place.
Alyn Smith, SNP member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee has given a cautious welcome to the EU’s decision to resume aid to Zimbabwe, following a decade of sanctions imposed due to reports of gross human rights abuses by President Robert Mugabe and his administration.Read more
SNP member of the European Parliament, Alyn Smith, has highlighted the increased fears over political and security upheaval in Yemen during a debate in Strasbourg this week and called on the EU and international community to fully engage in state building in Yemen.Read more
Saudi Arabia urged to immediately release all prisoners of conscience.
Alyn Smith, SNP member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee, has pressed yesterday (Thursday) for the immediate release of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and other online activists imprisoned in Saudi Arabia and hailed strong MEP support, unusual from an institution usually much more muted in any criticism of Saudi Arabia.Read more
SNP MEP Alyn Smith, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, was in charge this week of shaping the Parliament's position on Iraq, Syria and the ongoing fight against the so called Islamic State.Read more
UK urged to come clean on involvement in secret rendition flights.
SNP Member of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee Alyn Smith has hailed the adoption of a resolution today (11 February) urging EU member states, including the UK, to acknowledge involvement in secret flights operated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) linked to illegal interrogations and torture, breaching international law.Read more
EU consumers may soon be able to identify if the meat in their burger has come from Scotland, Sweden or further afield, thanks to a new resolution passed by the European Parliament today.Read more
In the wake of a second formal investigation into Tesco’s treatment of suppliers, Scottish MEP Alyn Smith has slammed the UK Government for taking more than a year to grant the Groceries Code Adjudicator the power to fine supermarkets for dodgy practices.Read more