Commission Reinforces Concerns On Greening

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has reacted with unease to the publication by the European Commission of new guidance on the proposed greening measures "crop diversification" and "ecological focus area" (EFA).
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Court Of Auditors Underline CAP Concerns

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's powerful Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has welcomed an official Opinion by the European Court of Auditors on the European Commission's CAP reform proposals.
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Alyn Hails EU Commitment To Energy Access For All By 2030

Opportunities For Scots Sustainable Energy Experts

SNP MEP and member of the European Parliament's Energy Committee, Alyn Smith, has today (Monday) hailed a new EU initiative which aims to provide 500 million of the world's poorest people with access to sustainable energy by 2030.

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CAP Focus On Young Farmers Needed

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has called for the final shape of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to prioritise the allocation of special support to younger farmers in Scotland.
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Oil And Gas Industry Could Lose £8 Billion In EU Regulation

Alyn Smith MEP, SNP member of the European Parliament's Energy Committee has today (Wednesday) responded to analysis by Fitch Ratings that proposed draft EU offshore safety regulations could cost the sector billions of pounds.

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SNP Welcome For Viking Energy Wind Farm

Local politicians have today welcomed the news that Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has given the go ahead for a 370 megawatt wind farm, with 103 turbines, in the centre of Shetland.
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SNP Launch Shetland Council Campaign

"A new team for Shetland"

Shetland SNP have launched the council campaign for the local elections to Shetland Isles Council on 3 May. The SNP is fielding two candidates, Danus Skene in Lerwick North and Iain Morrison in Lerwick South, and the SNP duo were joined by two of the SNP's parliamentarians, Jean Urquhart MSP and Alyn Smith MEP, in campaigning.
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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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