The role that cooperatives play in the European economy was highlighted by the European Parliament today.Read more
The European Parliament has today [Tuesday] overwhelmingly voted for a banking reform package that will cap bankers’ bonuses, require added capital reserves for banks in the event of a future crisis, and provide derogations for lending to small and medium sized enterprises.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation aiming to extend the scope of EU regulation on small claims procedures for small businesses and consumers in cross-border disputes. The European Small Claims Procedure is under-used at present as not enough people are aware of it.Read more
Alyn Smith MEP has welcomed the decision taken at today's Economic and Financial Affairs Council to introduce a financial transaction tax (FTT) by 11 Member States through "enhanced cooperation" procedure.Read more
SNP MEP Alyn Smith has warmly welcomed the publication of a robust European strategy to tackle the scourge of marketing scams, including misleading directory companies which have been catching Scottish businesses out for many years.Read more
The Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products was extended by the European Parliament sitting in plenary session in its Strasbourg seat, leading to a great deal of disappointment among MEPs who were opposed to it.Read more
SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today (Wednesday) hailed a landslide vote in the European Parliament to reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
SNP MEP Alyn Smith has commented on today's decision by the European Commission competition authorities to allow the £172 million purchase of British Midland Ltd (BMI) by International Airlines Group (IAG), which also owns British Airways.Read more