MEP Welcomes Legal Decision On Feed-In Tariffs

Alyn Smith MEP has today welcomed the decision by the Court of Appeal on the UK Government’s attempt to slash payments from the feed-in tariff scheme, putting at risk thousands of jobs in the renewable energy sector.

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Alyn Welcomes £50 Million EU Boost For Edinburgh University

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today welcomed a £50 million loan from the European Investment Bank to the University of Edinburgh.

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A Fair Deal For Charities

Alyn Welcomes Cutting Of Red Tape For Third Sector

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New Animal Welfare Strategy Launched

The European Commission's launch of its new four-year strategy (2012-2015) on the welfare of animals in the European Union has been welcomed by Alyn Smith MEP as an important opportunity to fine tune and improve upon the initial Animal Welfare Strategy from 2006.
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European Parliament Demands Action On Farm Inputs

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has welcomed the support by MEPs of his colleague Jose Bove's report on farm input costs.
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Scottish Bubonic Plague Not Imminent

Large Helping Of Rat Poison Humble Pie For Struan

Alyn Smith MEP for Scotland has today (Thursday) welcomed the passage of the final legislative agreement revising EU rules on biocides, specifically dealing with product approvals and active substances in the products.

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EU Voice For Scotland's Energy & Research Sectors

Alyn Appointed To Key Eu Committee

There will be a new voice for Scotland's energy and research sectors in the EU after the European Parliament voted SNP MEP Alyn Smith on to its influential Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE).

 

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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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