The European Parliament stands united in unreserved condemnation of the killings, rape and torture committed by IS fighters and sends a strong message calling for the end of violence and abuse against women in Iraq.Read more
Scottish MEP has called for more action on inequality while welcoming a major anti-poverty conference in Brussels attended by over 700 people from charities across Scotland and Europe.Read more
A ruling of the EU Court of Justice reiterating that European nationals cannot exercise their right of free movement to abuse the social security of other Member States has been welcomed by Alyn Smith MEP.Read more
SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith has today, Tuesday, highlighted the poor performance of the UK in reducing inequality.Read more
Conflict minerals found in Scottish household staples like mobile phones, laptops and games consoles may be indirectly supporting slave labour, warned Alyn Smith, Scottish Member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.Read more
Smith criticises UK Government for double standardsRead more
The European Parliament in Strasbourg awarded Dr Denis Mukwege the top human rights prize for his fight for protection of victims of rape and sexual violence.
Three champions of democracy and free speech from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ukraine and Azerbaijan emerge as frontrunners for European Parliament´s 2014 prize for freedom of thought.Read more