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02/03/2004 - 'Hands Off Our Lochs and Rivers' demands Struan Stevenson, Tory MEP for Scotland
The EU is threatening to extend the Common Fisheries Policy to cover the UK's lakes, lochs and rivers, if pressure from the ten new accession states in Eastern Europe bears fruit. Speaking at a confe...more

02/03/2004 - Struan Stevenson MEP leads fight to defend Scottish Salmon
At a Conference in Poland on Monday 1st March on Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries in the European Union, I reiterated my view that Scottish salmon is absolutely safe to eat despite recent spurious rep...more

02/03/2004 - Declaration of Arbroath 2004: Scottish Tories Say No to EU Constitution
‘It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.’
Extract from the Declaration of Arbr...more

16/02/2004 - Leader of Scottish Tory MEPs, Struan Stevenson, demands action into discrimination against UK fishermen.
I have asked the European Commission to explain why average fines handed out by Italian courts to fishermen who break the law are 150 times lower than similar fines in the UK.

According to statisti...more

16/02/2004 - Struan Stevenson MEP condemns Labour MEPs for their anti-business attitude.
The UK opt-out from the Working Time Directive is under threat following a vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 11th February. A report approved by the Parliament calls for the revision o...more

16/02/2004 - Struan Stevenson MEP for Scotland: 'Labour and the Lib Dems have betrayed our fishermen'
The news that an 'error' may have slashed Scottish haddock quotas by 10%, has further underlined the shambles of the December Council talks in Brussels and the need for the UK to repatriate fisheries ...more

16/02/2004 - 'Scottish Salmon is Safe' declares Struan Stevenson MEP.
There are serious flaws in the recent American research paper published in the US 'Science' magazine in January. The article, which triggered a major salmon scare and has led to a sharp drop in sales ...more

16/02/2004 - Struan Stevenson MEP: French to become the official EU language
French rather than English is poised to become the official language of the European Community following EU enlargement on 1st May.

Plans are already underway to introduce French language traini...more

06/02/2004 - Leading Scottish Tory MEP visits Dumfriesshire
Scottish Conservative MEP, Mr John Purvis CBE was in Dumfries and Lockerbie yesterday to see for himself how European Structural Funds are being wisely invested.

Accompanied by South of Scotland Eu...more

02/02/2004 - Tories first off the mark as Mundell selected for new constituency
South of Scotland MSP David Mundell has been formally adopted as the Prospective Conservative Candidate for the newly created constituency of Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale. The new seat whi...more

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