SNP Euro MP Alyn Smith has been nominated for the prestigious ‘Parliament Magazine MEP Awards 2014’. The awards – in their tenth year – recognise the work of MEPs in numerous fields and the second-term Scots MEP’s work on the Parliament’s powerful Agriculture committee has earned him a place as one of three MEPs in the running for the title.
SNP MEP Alyn Smith today (Friday) met with pupils and staff from the Edinburgh school for the blind and visually impaired to talk about their expanding collaboration with Europe and their aspirations for the future.Read more
Scottish golf clubs could be in line for windfalls of thousands of pounds after an EU ruling on VAT. The European Court of Justice has ruled that current VAT exemptions should not be restricted to just members of not-for-profit clubs, meaning that golf clubs across Scotland could start reclaiming VAT from the UK treasury which was paid on non-members.Read more
€70 billion in EU funds is now up for grabs and there's an online guide on how to claim a share of it.Read more
€70 BILLION SCHEME TO COME ON STREAM
A €70 billion funding programme for research and innovation has been launched by the EU. Called Horizon 2020, the programme is a big opportunity for Scotland.Read more
Following on from the announcement today that Dundee has narrowly lost out on its bid to be the UK’s City of Culture in 2017, SNP MEP Alyn Smith has proposed the idea of the city applying to become the EU’s Capital of Culture.
Record number of young people to benefit from EU flagship educational programmeRead more
MEP encourages scots to celebrate european languages day
It's European Languages Day today and SNP MEP Alyn Smith used the opportunity to encourage people to embrace other languages.Read more
The EU's new funding programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020, got the go-ahead from the European Parliament's Research Committee today.Read more
Alyn Smith thanks members
The SNP has chosen its top candidates for the European election next year in a membership ballot. Alyn Smith MEP welcomed confirmation of his place on the list.Read more