Alyn Calls For Calm On Heather

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has appealed for a more measured tone on the issue of the inclusion of heather in eligible land for CAP subsidies from those seeking to make an anti-EU mountain out of a molehill in order to score cheap political points.
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Alyn Signs Sow Stalls Statement

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has signed a Written Declaration calling for the enforcement of the EU's ban on individual sow stalls on 1 January 2013.
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Commission Approval Of BMI Takeover "Poor Decision For Scotland"

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has commented on today's decision by the European Commission competition authorities to allow the £172 million purchase of British Midland Ltd (BMI) by International Airlines Group (IAG), which also owns British Airways.

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Oil And Gas: EU Safety Package "Not Fit For Purpose"

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today (Friday) hailed a meeting in Aberdeen as a key milestone in ensuring the proposed EU offshore safety package is opposed in the most effective way possible.

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EU Deal Brings Lower Data Costs For Mobile Use

SNP MEP for Scotland, Alyn Smith, has welcomed the agreement between the European Parliament and the European Council which will see lower charges for mobile phone use when roaming across borders.
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Edinburgh Company Nominated For European Business Award

SNP MEP and member of the European Parliament's Energy, Industry and Research Committee, Alyn Smith, has congratulated Edinburgh-based wave energy company, Aquamarine Power, for their nomination in the 2012 European Business Awards for the Environment.
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Dutch Dairy Best Practice Showcased For Scotland

MEP for Scotland and member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee Alyn Smith has today (Thursday) addressed an agriculture conference in Friesland, Netherlands, at the Dutch and international centre for research, innovation, education and training in dairy farming.

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Animal Transport Still On Agenda In Brussels

"Better information and enforcement of current rules the key"
SNP Member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee Alyn Smith has today discussed in Committee a draft report on animal transport across the EU. The Wojciechowski Report is, in Alyn's view, a well-balanced stock take of the existing legislation across the EU, and while it does suggest further consideration of whether the Parliament should legislate to enforce an 8 hour limit on journey to slaughter, the focus is very much upon better enforcement of the existing rules.
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Alyn Hails 690,000 Euros Renewables North Sea Infrastructure Boost

SNP Member of the European Parliament's Energy Committee Alyn Smith has today (Tuesday) hailed the announcement of a significant EU cash grant towards the NorthConnect interconnector between Peterhead on the Scottish mainland and Norway as a taster of the significant potential EU support for Scotland's renewables potential.
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Alyn Addresses Energy Symposium

Representing Scotland in Brussels: Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Regulation

SNP MEP and member of the European Parliament's Energy Committee, Alyn Smith, represented Scotland at the EU Energy Symposium in Brussels.

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