Bluetongue Vaccination Freedom For Farmers

Alyn Smith MEP, member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, has welcomed today's decision by the European Parliament to allow vaccination against the Bluetongue virus to take place on farms anywhere in the EU, in contrast to the previous system of only vaccinating within a specific restriction zone.
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Disappointment At Final Shape Of Milk Package

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish member on the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has expressed his disappointment with the final legislative agreement for new rules for the milk sector.
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Anger Over Ugandan Anti-Gay Moves

SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith has today (Wednesday) strongly condemned the retabling of an anti-homosexuality bill in the Ugandan Parliament which seeks to bring in the death penalty for anyone caught engaging in homosexual acts for the second time as well as for gay sex where one partner is a minor or has HIV.
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Red Card For Tories & UKIP Over Use Of Flags

Time Wasting And Scaremongering In Parliament

Alyn Smith, SNP Member of the European Parliament for Scotland has today (Thursday) criticised Tory and UKIP MEPs for frivolous scaremongering following the adoption of a Parliament report on sport.

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Misleading Food Claims Rejected By EU Parliament

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has welcomed the decision by the European Parliament in Brussels to reject a proposal from the EU Commission to allow misleading nutritional claims for food products.

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Alyn Invites EU Energy Commissioner to Scotland

Alyn Smith, SNP Member of the European Parliament has today (Wednesday) invited the European Commissioner for Energy to come to Scotland and see for himself exciting developments in Scotland's energy sector and to learn more about the country's offshore safety standards.

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Erasmus Celebrates 25 Years

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today (Tuesday) welcomed the 25th Anniversary of the Erasmus Programme.

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Input Costs Leave Room For Improvement

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, has welcomed the publication today of the annual "Scottish Farm Income Estimates" for 2011, as a timely reminder of some of the opportunities and challenges facing Scottish agriculture, and the vital need to retain direct payment and LFA support from the Common Agricultural Policy.
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Alyn's Consultation Highlights Clear Support For CAP On SFP

A consultation launched by Alyn Smith MEP, member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, on the prospects of the introduction of a cap on the payment of Single Farm Payments (SFP) has revealed some interesting results.

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Green Investment Bank Hopes For Scotland

Alyn Smith, SNP MEP and Member of the European Parliament's Energy Committee, and Edinburgh resident, has today (Monday) welcomed Edinburgh's formal bid to host the new Green Investment Bank.

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