SNP MEP and candidate in this May's European election, Alyn Smith, joined Councillor Andrew Wood on Tuesday 18th March to take the message of a more prosperous independent Scotland inside the EU to the voters of the constituency.Read more
SNP Euro MP Alyn Smith joined West Scotland MSP Stuart McMillan on a visit to a foodbank yesterday [Monday] to highlight the increasing dependency on foodbank usage and how the Westminster government is failing Scots through its ‘draconian’ policies towards Scotland.
Double blow as UK Government denies funding to those hit hardest by cutsRead more
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