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  • Scotland In Europe Update 23rd September 2016

    This week there was even more confirmation that the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) really is at death's door. On Monday the Commission conceded that it had still to successfully negotiate even one of the proposed twenty four chapters of TTIP (mentioned at 1 min 50 secs): ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I126400&videolang=INT&devurl=http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player/config.cfm
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  • Alyn backs Scotland's third sector on Brexit dangers

    SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith has today spoken at a high-profile third sector conference to warn of the dangers of Brexit, and to assure the sector of his continued support.  He highlighted estimates that losses to the sector could start at £200million a year, rising to £500million by 2020. This adds to the already challenging financial and regulatory picture charities face.
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  • FIFA President replies to Alyn on Israeli settlement clubs

    Scottish MEP Alyn Smith has cautiously welcomed FIFA’s reply on Israeli settlement clubs, after he led a joint call from 66 Members of the European Parliament across all political groups, urging FIFA to ban Israel’s illegal settlement clubs.
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  • Scotland in Europe Update- 16 September 2016

    This has been a busy week and whilst no further clarity has emerged from the UK government a lot has happened in Edinburgh and on the Continent. On Wednesday Nicola Sturgeon appeared before the Scottish Parliament European and External Relations Committee outlining her fears about the potential damage caused by Brexit. You can read more here.
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  • Edinburgh recognised for smart investment in culture

    EUROCITIES hail the capital as the best practice example. Edinburgh and Dundee have been selected by EUROCITIES as a best practices examples to be showcased in the Culture for Cities and Regions catalogue.
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  • Brexit must not roll back animal welfare progress

    Alyn Smith MEP, honorary member of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed outgoing BVA President Sean Wensley’s comments on Scotland’s leadership in many areas of animal welfare, and highlighted the BVA warning that Brexit may put this progress at risk. 
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  • No guarantee of Brexit trade deal, admits David Davis

    Following reports that the UK may have to revert to World Trade Organisation (WTO) tariffs, Alyn Smith MEP has written to David Davis seeking urgent clarification on what – if any – arrangements have been made to protect Scotland’s agriculture industry.  
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  • Scotland can be the success story the EU needs

    Contributing to the annual EU State of the Union debate in Strasbourg today, SNP MEP Alyn Smith slammed the deeply dishonest Leave campaign in the UK, and appealed to European colleagues for time while the implications of what Brexit actually means are worked out.
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  • Alyn Smith MEP slams Barroso appointment

    Scottish MEP Alyn Smith has called for Jose Manuel Barroso to resign from his position at Goldman Sachs or face the European Court of Justice to argue he has committed no breach or potentially have his EU pension docked.
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  • Alyn Smith: FIFA should ban Israeli settlement clubs

    The SNP Member of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee called on FIFA to respect its own rules, by excluding 5 Israeli football clubs based in settlements, as they are illegal under international law.
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