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EU to debate the Rule of Law in Poland

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has alerted us to a debate which takes place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg tomorrow. The debate will centre on the state of the rule of law and restrictions...

SNP vote to protect internet freedom in Europe

Today SNP Members of the European Parliament Alyn Smith and Ian Hudghton voted to protect the freedom of Internet users. Unfortunately the Parliament voted against various amendments to the flawed European Telecom Single Market (TSM)...

Scottish Independence Referendum – Scotland – a presence among equals

 by Alyn Smith SNP MEP Recently people took to social media in large numbers to express why they are voting for Independence on 18 September in the #YesBecause campaign. There was a great response to...

Edinburgh MEP disappointed by voting on tobacco directive

DISAPPOINTMENT OVER EU PARLIAMENT TOBACCO VOTEAlyn Smith has today expressed his disappointment at the European Parliament's vote on the Tobacco Products Directive.MEPs voted in favour of proposals to expand health warnings on packaging and...

MEP claims SNP is wrong on the economy

A senior Scots MEP claims that five years on from the financial crisis, we must not let misguided policies threaten our economic recovery.   Almost exactly five years since the beginning of the financial crisis, senior...

Richard Demarco awarded European Citizen’s Prize

At a ceremony at the European Parliament Office in Edinburgh today, Professor Richard Demarco CBE was presented with the 2013 European Citizen's Medal by Scottish MEP Struan Stevenson. Accepting the medal, Professor Demarco said:- "The...

News from Brussels about reduction in roaming charges

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...

Alyn Smith MEP – November musings

by Alyn Smith MEPAt first glance some Edinburgh Reporter readers may think that the term 'Hedge Funds' refers to financial aid for a garden project! Think again! I recently welcomed a vote on the...


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