News Releases

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.

Wednesday, 26th February 2014

Human rights in Iraq [VIDEO]

Struan discusses the deteriorating human rights situation in Iraq.

Wednesday, 19th February 2014

Euro President confirms independent Scotland would face challenge to re-enter EU

At a meeting of the European Parliament’s European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group yesterday (Tuesday 18 February) afternoon in Brussels, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy confirmed the view of European Commission President José Manuel Barroso that he expressed to Andrew Marr this past Sunday where he cast considerable doubt on the ability of Scotland to regain its membership of the European Union in the event of independence.

Wednesday, 19th February 2014

High-level Brussels conference exposes human rights abuse in Iraq

A high-level conference involving some of the most prominent political and religious leaders in Iraq, was held in the European Parliament, Brussels, on Wednesday 19th February.

Wednesday, 5th February 2014

Turbine blight at Gleneagles [VIDEO]

Struan discusses the appalling desecration of the landscape around the Gleneagles golf resort.

Wednesday, 5th February 2014

Massacre of dogs in Sochi stains the snow of the Winter Olympics with blood, says senior Scots MEP

Scottish Conservative Euro MP and longtime animal welfare campaigner Struan Stevenson has hit out against the “breath-taking” hypocrisy of Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that while the strongman portrays himself as an animal lover, he is turning a blind eye to a brutal cull of thousands of stray dogs in Sochi on the eve of the Winter Olympics.