News Releases

Sunday, 11th May 2014



The indiscriminate killing of civilians by barrel bombs, increasingly deployed by the Iraqi military, has provoked international condemnation. Speaking from the European Election campaign trail in Scotland, Struan Stevenson, Conservative Euro MP and President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq said:

Friday, 9th May 2014



For Immediate Release 8th May 2014


Thursday, 17th April 2014

New trains for East Coast Main Line welcomed by Scots Euro MP

Scottish Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson has welcomed an announced investment by the European Investment Bank that would fund the deployment of 65 new Hitachi Super Express Trains on the East Coast Main Line.

The £235 million investment by the EIB, as part of a consortium of banks is part of the Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme, will see the new trains first delivered by 2018, with full roll-out by 2020.

Wednesday, 16th April 2014

Iranian state TV's hysterical reaction to PMOI visit to the Parliament [VIDEO]

The broadcast from Irainian state TV below reports on a visit to the European Parliament by PMOI head Maryam Rajavi, demonstrating the hysteria gripping the government since the Parliament voted to pass a resolution criticising the regime's human rights record.


Tuesday, 8th April 2014

Iranian reaction to European Parliament Resolution underlines the need for a continuing firm policy against the regime, says Scots MEP

On Thursday 3 April, the European Parliament adopted a moderately critical resolution on Iran causing a hysterical and unprecedented hostile reaction from the mullah's regime.

Monday, 7th April 2014

Somalia – Fishing for a Future

High-level talks aimed at securing a future fisheries partnership agreement between the EU and Somalia took place in Brussels on the 2nd and 3rd of April, brokered by Scottish Conservative Euro MP Struan Stevenson. Struan arranged for the President of Somalia, His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, together with a team of Somali government ministers, to meet with Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs and Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki.

Speaking after the meetings, Struan Stevenson said:

Thursday, 3rd April 2014

EU Task Force charts way forward on multiannual plans under new Common Fisheries Policy

A European Union institutional Task Force on multiannual plans (MAPs), co-chaired by Scottish Conservative Euro MP Struan Stevenson, Senior Vice President of the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee, has delivered its final report which charts the way forward to the eventual introduction of multiannual plans under the newly reformed Common Fisheries Policy.

Monday, 24th March 2014

Iranian New Year message [VIDEO]

In a video message on the occasion of Iranian New Year, Struan, the president of Delegation for Relations with Iraq at the European Parliament, wished Iran to be free of tyranny of mullahs.

Wednesday, 12th March 2014

Catherine Ashton's ill-judged visit to Iran [VIDEO]

Struan discusses Baroness Catherine Ashton's recent ill-judged visit to Iran.

Friday, 7th March 2014

FEAP - Aquaulture interview

0% of seafood consumption in the EU comes from aquaculture, 25% from EU catches and 65% from imports from third countries (both capture fisheries and aquaculture). Aquaculture can fill this gap to make us less reliant on imports and put less pressure on wild fisheries.