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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Condemnation Of Commission Inertia On Pilot Projects

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member on the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has expressed his disappointment with the Commission for their refusal to act on implementing important pilot projects, initiated by Alyn and voted by the whole of the European Parliament.
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Slow Progress On Roaming Charges

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today (Tuesday) welcomed a vote in the European Parliament on mobile phone roaming rates, though has asserted that a better deal could have been achieved for customers.
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Comment On Irish Referendum Decision

Alyn Smith MEP has given a cautious reaction to the news that the people of Ireland are to hold a referendum to approve the draft EU Stability Treaty.
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Welcome For Payday Loan Review

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has welcomed the decision by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to review the payday loan sector after a long campaign by politicians and victims of the companies.
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Scottish Voice In EU-Norway Delegation

Scottish MEP Alyn Smith is this week representing Scotland and the EU at the 28th EU - Norway Interparliamentary Meeting (IPM) in Oslo as an official member of the European Parliament delegation.

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BMI Takeover Bad News For Scottish Passengers

Alyn Smith MEP has today voiced his concerns regarding the proposed takeover of British Midland Ltd (BMI) by the International Airlines Group (IAG), saying that the resulting monopoly on flights to Heathrow airport from a number of Scottish airports could spell "bad news for Scottish passengers".

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Whitney Album Price Hike Raises Concerns Over Copyright

SNP MEP and previous member of the European Parliament's Culture Committee, Alyn Smith has criticised music giant Sony Music UK for raising the price of Whitney Houston's Greatest Hits Album by 60% in the hours following her death.

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Welcome For EU-US Organic Agreement

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has hailed the announcement of a single standard and certificate for organic produce sold in the EU and the USA as a great opportunity for Scotland's high quality producers to boost their export sales and revenues.
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Major Concern Over EU-Morocco Trade Agreement

SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith has today (Thursday) expressed major concern following a Parliament vote on the EU-Morocco trade agreement, which is questionable under international law due to the use of Western Saharan waters, and fails to protect the livelihoods of local producers.

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