Monthly Bulletins

Thursday, 30th January 2014

Brussels Briefing January 2014

This month, Struan reflects on January's parliamentary whirlwind, criticises the Scottish Government's assault on Scotland's golf courses, warns that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is ramping up his reign of terror in the country and pays tribute to the great chieftan o' the puddin'-race at his annual charity Burns Supper.

Friday, 20th December 2013

Brussels Briefing December 2013

This month, Struan appeals to readers to help Syrian refugees this winter, discusses a breakthrough in EU fisheries policy, praises the work of the Dogs Trust and ends on a note of festive cheer.

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Friday, 22nd November 2013

Brussels Briefing November 2013

This month, Struan praises Malala Yousafzai as she collects her Sakharov Prize, highlights religious freedoms under threat worldwide, reports on the aquaculture industry in Vietnam and Laos and calls for greater regulation of e-cigarettes.

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Thursday, 31st October 2013

Brussels Briefing October 2013

This month, as the European Parliament presented Aung San Suu Kyi with her Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, Struan argues that parliamentarians should always make sure their actions match their rhetoric when it comes to supporting champions of liberty no matter where they're from.  Also this month, Struan asks whether European green orthodoxy is really the best way to safeguard biodiversity, highlights the real cost of green energy and welcomes the parliament's passage of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

Monday, 30th September 2013

Brussels Briefing September 2013

This month Struan tells readers about further Ashraf agony, says the international green lobby are scraping the bottom of the barrel as they push for a deep water trawling ban, argues that the SNP's renewable energy policies are not the right ones for growing the economy and offers readers the chance to have their say on the Scottish Government's offshore renewable plans.

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Wednesday, 28th August 2013

Brussels Briefing August 2013

This month, Struan argues the case for greater shale gas production in Britain, presents an old friend with the European Citizen's Prize, brings the anti-windfarm message to a rally in Ireland and explains why he's about to get a bit more talkative.

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Tuesday, 30th July 2013

Brussels Briefing July 2013

This month, Struan gives us an update on Lithuania and Croatia as they both enter new phases of their European journeys, warns readers to be wary of Iran's president-elect Hassan Rouhani, describes the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra's visit to Strasbourg and tells of Ian Duncan's hidden talent.

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Thursday, 27th June 2013

Brussels Briefing June 2013

This month, Struan hits out against the continued proliferation of turbines at an event in Wales, speaks to over 100,000 at the NCRI Grand Rally in France, celebrates the end of the CFP reform process and gives Ian Duncan a taste of life as an MEP.

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Brussels Briefing May 2013

This month, Struan argues that UKIP poses no threat to a sensible reform of the UK-EU relationship, gets a first-hand look at new technology that will revolutionise energy efficiency, updates readers on progress towards the conclusion of CFP reform and welcomes Dr Ian Duncan as the top Scottish Conservative Euro candidate in next year's elections.

Tuesday, 30th April 2013

Brussels Briefing April 2013

This month, Struan urges local communities to keep the pressure on the Scottish Government over windfarm developments, hears from Scottish skippers on the pressures facing their industry, joins the ranks of the Keepers of the Quaich and remembers Margaret Thatcher.

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