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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Slipper Farmer Investigation Underlines Urgent Need For CAP Reform

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has welcomed recent investigations on the worrying extent of "leakage" to non-farmers of the Single Farm Payment, and the transfer of entitlements to non-productive land, as powerful evidence of the need for strong reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, to reward genuinely active food production and public goods such as landscape management. Read more

Lib Dem Ferry Antics "Unhelpful And Short-Sighted"

Alyn Smith, SNP MEP for Scotland, has responded with astonishment to calls made by Liberal Democrat MEP George Lyon for the European Commission to launch an investigation into the successful road-equivalent tariff (RET) initiative.
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Alyn Hails End Of Beef Hormone Dispute

Alyn Smith MEP, member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the end of a long-running dispute between the EU and the US on beef imports.
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SNP Stand Firm On EU Budget Freeze For Coming Year

SNP MEP Alyn Smith today (Wednesday) voted for an amendment which sought to freeze the EU budget for 2013, but which was overwhelmingly defeated with 111 votes in favour of freezing the budget, and 551 against.
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Another Missed Opportunity As UK Opts Out Of School Fruit Scheme

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has expressed his disappointment with the decision of the UK Government to opt out of the EU's School Fruit Scheme for another year.
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MEP Brands Report As "Fantasy"

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today branded a report by Business for New Europe as nothing more than a “fantasy”, and has highlighted the inclusion of a number of basic errors within it.  

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Alyn Welcomes Green Investment Bank To Edinburgh

Alyn Smith, SNP MEP and Member of the European Parliament's Energy Committee, and Edinburgh resident, has today (Thursday) welcomed the news that Edinburgh will be home to the Green Investment Bank HQ.

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Land Grabbing Issue Given Centre Stage In Brussels

Scottish MEP Alyn Smith has today (Thursday) chaired a public conference in the European Parliament in Brussels which investigated the problems of land grabbing around the world.

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