Alyn Urges EU To Press For U-Turn Over 'Barbarous' Mugabe

The European Union is being urged by a Scottish MEP to pressure United Nations tourism chiefs into reversing their appointment of Robert Mugabe as an international envoy.
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Alyn Scores Victory On Saltire Ban At Olympic Games

Olympics bosses have scrapped their controversial ban on Scots carrying and waving the Saltire during games events, it was revealed last night.

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Alyn Seeks U-turn On Saltire Ban At Olympics

Olympics bosses have banned Scotland’s historic national flag during the games this summer, it has been revealed.
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Edinburgh Firm Aquamarine Power Wins Top European Award

Alyn Smith MEP, member of the European Parliament's Energy, Industry and Research Committee, has congratulated Aquamarine Power for winning a top European award from European Commission in Brussels last night.

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Financial Transaction Tax Passed By Parliament

The SNP MEPs, Alyn Smith and Ian Hudghton, have today voted against a legislative resolution in the European Parliament which seeks the creation of a financial transaction tax by some of the EU's Member States even if all cannot agree.

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Commission Officials To Visit Scotland On New Entrants

Alyn Smith MEP, SNP MEP and member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, has welcomed confirmation from European Commission officials that they will come to Scotland to discuss the ongoing issue of new entrants and Single Farm Payment eligibility, and speak to Scottish new entrants firsthand about the difficulties they face.
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Alyn Watching American Farm Support Experiment

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has urged Scottish farmers, amidst heated debate about the future of the CAP, not to forget to keep an eye on developments in farm support in the United States, where the Farm Bill is up for renewal this year.
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"EU CCS Support Measures 'Not Up To The Job'"

Alyn Gives Key Note Speech At Carbon Capture & Storage Summit
   
SNP MEP and Scotland's sole member of the European Parliament's Energy Committee has delivered a hard hitting key note speech at a high level summit on Carbon Capture and Storage, arguing that a clearer plan is needed for the successful development of CCS technology and the EU risks falling behind international competitors unless we get our act together.
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EU Wide Emergency Number Could Save Lives

The essential items to take on a European holiday this year are bathing costumes, sunscreen and 112, says SNP MEP Alyn Smith.
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Alyn Welcomes Commission Rethink On Greening

Alyn Smith MEP, full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, has greeted a new European Commission working paper on greening with approval, as the paper, in response to consistent criticism of the original proposals by Parliament and Council, explores new options for the greening element of Common Agricultural Policy direct payments - new options which should make things a bit easier for Scottish farmers.

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