Good news for democracy, good news for Europe

The EU, ECHR and Council of Europe, will notice a big and positive difference

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Published in New Europe, September 10th 2014

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Scottish Independence Referendum – Scotland – a presence among equals

With a Yes to Independence, Scotland has an opportunity to join the international community as a presence among equals. 

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Published in The Edinburgh Reporter, Tuesday September 9th 2014

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Commission chief ‘scaremongering’ over Scottish independence

Barroso takes the low road

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Published in NewEurope online on Sunday 2nd March 2014.

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Scotland can be proud of Itself ... but the fight’s not over yet

This week a majority of our representatives in our national parliament will vote to approve equal marriage

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Published in Herald on Sunday on 2nd February 2014

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Alyn Smith: UK isolated by unpleasant rhetoric

Scotland has an opportunity to distance itself from scaremongering.

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Published in the Scotsman on Thursday 23rd January 2014

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Comment: No link between Catalunya and Scotland

The people of Catalunya will have a vote on 9 November 2014.

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Published in the Scotsman on 16th December 2013

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Aberdeen leading way in energy transition, says MEP

Alyn Smith explains how Aberdeen is leading the way and making the energy transition from oil to hydrogen.

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Published by the Parliament Magazine on 5th December 2013

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The EU and animal welfare

As Honorary Vice President of the Scottish SPCA, Alyn gives his views on how the EU can influence animal welfare 

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Published by the Scottish SPCA in their 'With a Little Help From Our Friends' members' magazine in November 2013.

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The Parliament must not be bypassed on animal health

Scotland has had hard-won experience of the damage that animal disease outbreaks can do to the farming sector, rural communities and consumer confidence.

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Published in the Parliament Magazine on 15th October 2013.

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The lessons that must never be forgotten

On the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, Alyn reflects on the improvements in offshore safety.

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Published in the British Safety Council's 'Safety Management' magazine on 2nd July 2013.

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