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EU Advocate General’s opinion on Article 50 welcomed by those behind the court action

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Joanna Cherry QC MP and Alyn Smith MEP have both welcomed the Advocate General’s opinion that the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50.In answer to the question from the Court of Session, the Advocate...

There is more to Belgium than EU would think

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The Rough Guide to Belgium and Luxembourg £14.99There is more to Belgium than politics said the blurb, and we set off with The Rough Guide in hand to test that.Around two hours on the...

First Minister heads to Brussels

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The First Minister will be in Brussels tomorrow for a variety of engagements including a meeting with the EU's Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and to open Scotland House which has been expanded.Ms Sturgeon...

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Marion Donaldson

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Councillor Marion Donaldson is Labour councillor for Leith Walk ward. Earlier this week she was in Brussels. As a City of Edinburgh councillor, no two days are ever the same. This week, I made...

Letter from Scotland

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Easter for me means daffodils, lighter days, buds on trees, birds twittering in garden hedges and the first holidays of the year. This spring I have the company of a pair of magpies who...

Edinburgh shows solidarity with Brussels

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The capital demonstrated support for the people of Brussels yesterday who were caught up in a terrorist attack on their airport and a Metro station during the morning rush hour.34 people are now known to...

Alyn Smith MEP welcomes ruling on human rights

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EUROPEAN JUDGES CONSISTENCY EXPOSES FAILURE OF EUROSCEPTICS TO RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTSSNP  MEP Alyn Smith, today welcomed a judgment from the European Court of Justice (the highest court of the EU).This stated that member states could...

MEP out canvassing

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SNP MEP Alyn Smith took to the streets of Edinburgh this week with local Councillor Stefan Tymkewycz calling for people in Scotland to use their votes on 22 May to make Scotland’s mark in Europe.Smith said:-“The European...

News from Brussels about reduction in roaming charges

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MOBILE PHONE CHARGES FOR TRAVELLERS SET TO FALLEU AGREEMENT REACHED TO CAP ROAMING PRICESAlyn Smith, SNP MEP, today welcomed the vote in the European Parliament which will hopefully see the end of extortionate charges...

MEP calls for an end to Payday Loans

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SNP MEP Alyn Smith has welcomed the decision by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to review the payday loan sector after a long campaign by politicians and victims of the companies. Alyn has...

Edinburgh to Brussels for lunch anyone?

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You may think that you have to be a super-millionaire with your own private jet to be able to go so far just for lunch. But actually it is perfectly feasible using scheduled flights,...

bmi Regional celebrates ten years to Brussels

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bmi Regional is celebrating the tenth anniversary of running services from Edinburgh to Brussels.Since the launch of the route on 25 March 2001, over 425,000 customers have enjoyed the service and the route...

Smoking Ban success – Article by Catherine Stihler MEP

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Four years ago, Edinburgh and Scotland were catapulted onto the global stage when our MSPs voted to introduce a total ban on smoking in enclosed spaces.Many of Edinburgh’s pubs are famous as the drinking holes of emerging poets and scholars, but now you no longer have to enjoy the experience through the unattractive, choking, grey haze of some fellow patron’s cigarette.
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