The European Parliament today (Tuesday) voted to reject draft EU legislation on seeds and seed marketing. Alyn has been pushing for the controversial proposal from the European Commission to be rejected and has welcomed the outcome as adding to pressure on the Commission to withdraw its proposal.Read more
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Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, has hailed the Committee for backing his amendment today allowing for important derogations to the sheep EID laws.Read more
The European Parliament's Agriculture Committee today (Tuesday) voted in favour of a resolution which rejects draft EU legislation on seeds and seed marketing.Read more
The European Commission has today (Monday) increased pressure on those countries still flouting rules governing the welfare of pregnant sows.Read more
Alyn Smith, SNP full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, has welcomed the publication of a report by the European Commission that explores the possibility of extending mandatory origin labelling for meat used as an ingredient.Read more
News that the European Commission has proposed a ban on cloned animals entering the food chain has been welcomed by Alyn Smith MEP.Read more
SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith has today (Tuesday) hosted a meeting with the European Commission attended by John Cameron, Scotland's National Sheep Association and the National Farmers Union Scotland to press Scotland's case on EU CAP convergence funds.Read more
Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has today submitted amendments to the new Animal Health Law designed to alleviate practical difficulties for farmers in the implementation of requirements to electronically tag sheep.Read more
Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish full member of the European Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, has today (Wednesday) and given a "cautious welcome" to the final approval of the four CAP regulations and the transitional rules for 2014, voted through by the full plenary of the European Parliament today with heavy majorities, with the SNP supporting all four dossiers.Read more