The people of Catalunya will have a vote on 9 November 2014.
Published in the Scotsman on 16th December 2013Read more
SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today [Thursday] welcomed a vote in the European Parliament to extend the EU’s Generalised System of Preferences (“GSP+”) to ten non-EU countries, including Pakistan.
The EU’s smaller nations are making a big impact according to SNP MEP Alyn Smith. The job of leading the EU has been passed from Ireland to Lithuania, demonstrating the influence of the smaller nations of Europe.Read more
Croatia joins the EU today [Monday] and is the 28th member of the European Union. The country – which has a slightly smaller population than Scotland with four and a half million people – will now have as big a say in European affairs as Germany, France or the UK and will be able to gain advantages in European negotiations.Read more
Scots charity and MEP welcome disadvantaged children from Eastern Europe.Read more
The European Parliament has called for an investigation into the treatment of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails following the controversial death of Arafat Jaradat last month.
SNP MEP Alyn Smith has demanded that European arms manufacturers stop interfering in US politics and gun laws following revelations that they supply a quarter of the handguns sold in America as well as millions of dollars to campaign against gun control.Read more
SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith has backed 15 year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.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 welcomed a proposal from the European Commission to establish a new EU-wide voluntary aid corps.Read more