Danes Take The Floor In Strasbourg

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has welcomed today's announcement by the Danish Prime Minister in the European Parliament of the new priorities of the Danish Presidency in the field of agriculture, notably to reopen the discussions on transparency on CAP beneficiaries, and to make the fight against antimicrobial resistance a priority of its food policy.

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Counterfeit Pesticides Warning Issued

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today issued a warning to Scotland's farmers and wholesalers to look closely at pesticide products before purchasing to make sure that they are legitimate.

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UK Government Must Name And Shame Misleading Credit Companies

38 out of 47 UK credit companies 'mislead' public

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has called for the UK Government to name and shame online credit companies following a Europe-wide assessment which concluded two-thirds of banks and credit card services are guilty of misleading the public.

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Alyn Calls On Scots Humanitarian Charities To Make Use of EU Funds

Alyn Smith, SNP Member of the European Parliament for Scotland has today (Tuesday) called on Scottish charities and organisations to take advantage of a new package of EU funding for voluntary humanitarian aid work and produced a briefing guide to the new fund to help them do so.
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EU Agri Priorities Unveiled By Danish Presidency

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has welcomed the key agricultural priorities of the EU Danish Presidency for the next six months, as positive steps which mirror Scotland's objectives in the European Union, and as evidence of the power that smaller Member States can wield in the EU.
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Troubled Times Ahead For European Agriculture Requires Strong Response

A recent study by the European Commission on the future of European agriculture, and the potential risks to food security faced by both farmers and consumers, requires the maintenance of a strong Common Agricultural Policy and market safety net, declared Alyn Smith MEP, full Scottish member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.
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Another Front Opened Against EID

Alyn Smith MEP, full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, has supported European Parliament efforts to force the European Commission to conduct a full scale review into the legislation on electronic identification of sheep (EID).
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SNP Euro-MP Wins Concession from EU Commissioner on Funding

"Commissioner warned of injustice done to Highlands and Islands"

SNP MEP Mr Alyn Smith has this morning (Tuesday) secured agreement from EU Commissioner-designate Danuta Hubner to re-examine the funding status of the Highlands and Islands. While not raising false hopes, this is a step forward compared to the unwillingness of the UK government to take up the issue.

Mr Smith was questioning the Commissioner-designate at the European Parliament hearing whereby each proposed Commissioner must satisfy MEPs that they are up to the job. The European Parliament will vote on the appointment of the Commissioners later in the year.

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Scottish Executive Launches International Relations Strategy

"Buzzwords, warm words, group hugs, gimmicks and fluff"

SNP MEP Mr Alyn Smith has today commented upon the content of the much trailed Scottish Executive International Strategy launched this morning (Thursday).

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SNP Euro-MP Appointed to Parliamentary Delegation

"Let's see how european non-EU states manage"

SNP MEP Mr Alyn Smith has today been confirmed as a full member of the European Parliament's 17-man delegation for relations with Switzerland, Iceland and Norway and the European Economic Area. The delegation covers relations with European states which are not members of the European Union and is of particular relevance to Scotland given that Iceland and Norway are so close to us, yet not EU members.

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