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EU funding for school fruit and milk passed

Alyn Smith MEP, Scotland's voice on the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, has welcomed today's vote of the full Parliament on the provision of milk and fruit to school children.

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MEP hails victory against modern-day slavery

In an astounding victory for anti-slavery campaigners all over the world, the European Parliament has voted in favour of mandatory measures to eradicate the presence of conflict minerals in the supply chain, as called for by Alyn Smith MEP.  

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Alyn pushes for urgent amendments in conflict minerals legislation

Alyn Smith MEP has continued his fight against the use of slave labour in Scottish household items by backing urgent amendments in the European Commission’s proposal on conflict minerals. 

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TTIP Update from Alyn Smith MEP: May 2015

Welcome to my latest update on TTIP, the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

TTIP continues to attract attention and remain controversial, but I think we are, with your help, starting to put transparency into the system so that TTIP's deficiencies are being shown up. Below I have some useful news from our friends in the US which show that concerns about what impact TTIP will have are not just European.

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OECD backs minimum pricing

SNP MEP Alyn Smith welcomed a major report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which backed minimum pricing and called for further efforts to tackle alcohol abuse.

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Scottish Agriculture expert Brian Pack headlines at European Parliament

Alyn Smith MEP has joined agriculture expert Brian Pack in calling for reform of the Common Agricultural Policy to focus less on penalties and more on providing a supportive regime that encourages achievement.

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European Parliament debates crisis in Yarmouk camp

The world must hear the plight of refugees in Syria

SNP MEP Alyn Smith, member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, was in charge of shaping an urgent resolution this week concerning the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, where the security and humanitarian situation of 18,000 Palestinians and Syrians living in the camp is deteriorating.

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EP insists on release of Ukrainian pilot

Russia in breach of Minsk Agreements.

SNP member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Alyn Smith, added his voice to the Parliament’s call for release of Ukrainian air force pilot Nadiya Savchenko. During a debate in Strasbourg today (Thursday) members condemned Russia's violation of the international law and human rights and demanded the immediate release of Ukrainian pilot and other illegally imprisoned Ukrainians.

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European Parliament debates crisis in the Mediterranean

Alyn Smith, member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, continues to stress the need for dedicated search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean, following a debate and a vote in the European Parliament on a resolution concerning the ongoing migration crisis.

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SNP welcomes EU progress on tackling alcohol abuse

The SNP team in the European Parliament, Alyn Smith and Ian Hudghton, today welcomed the European Parliament vote in favour of calling for a new alcohol strategy.  The European Parliament must now await the response of the Commission.

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