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Report Number: 12236 Date: 16/10/2014

Title: Raw: Concerns Still To Address Over Discards Ban (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

Script details:
Following reports 12234 and 12235 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Ian Hudghton MEP (Scottish National Party, Scotland) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Ian Hudghton MEP (Scottish National Party, Scotland)

Duration: 6 minutes 28 seconds

Out-words: longer term.

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Report Number: 12235 Date: 16/10/2014

Title: Concerns Still To Address Over Discards Ban (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

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There are still concerns over a planned ban on Scottish crews throwing unwanted fish back into the sea, according to an MEP.

The European Parliament’s fisheries committee’s been taking its first look at how the proposed measures for so-called discards will be implemented.

It’s one of a number of plans contained in a new Common Fisheries Policy for the EU.

SNP MEP, Ian Hudghton, says the industry here’s done plenty to cut down on waste, but there’s still more to do:

NOTE TO EDITORS: The draft landing obligation report is available here: http://bit.ly/1F27qHm

Interviewee: Ian Hudghton MEP (Scottish National Party, Scotland)

Duration: 0 minutes 16 seconds

Out-words: achievable overnight.

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Report Number: 12234 Date: 16/10/2014

Title: Concerns Still To Address Over Discards Ban (1 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

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It’s claimed concerns remain among Scottish fishing fleets over how a ban on throwing unwanted fish back into the sea will work.

Stopping the discarding of catches is part of the EU’s new Common Fisheries Policy, with the plan due to come into effect at the start of next year.

The European Parliament’s this morning been discussing how the proposals will be implemented.

Ian Hudghton, SNP MEP, says they want to make sure the problem of waste isn’t just moved elsewhere:

NOTE TO EDITORS: The draft landing obligation report is available here: http://bit.ly/1F27qHm

Interviewee: Ian Hudghton MEP (Scottish National Party, Scotland)

Duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds

Out-words: can be minimised.

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Report Number: 12230 Date: 15/10/2014

Title: Raw: Scotland 'Heading For Federalism' In UK (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

Script details:
Following reports 12228 and 12229 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Paulo Rangel MEP (Partido Social Democrata, Portugal) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Paulo Rangel MEP (Partido Social Democrata, Portugal)

Duration: 12 minutes 29 seconds

Out-words: European Union.

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Report Number: 12229 Date: 15/10/2014

Title: Scotland 'Heading For Federalism' In UK (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

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Scotland can learn lessons from elsewhere in Europe as it looks to increase devolution, according to a senior EU politician.

The Smith Commission’s been set up to look at where Holyrood’s powers could be increased following last month’s independence referendum.

Portuguese MEP Paulo Rangel is hosting an event at the European Parliament today on what the result means for the rest of the European Union.

He believes following the likes of Belgium in becoming a federation of nations is where the UK is heading:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information about the event this afternoon is available here: http://bit.ly/1yCK8Gt

Interviewee: Paulo Rangel MEP (Partido Social Democrata, Portugal)

Duration: 0 minutes 16 seconds

Out-words: United Kingdom.

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Report Number: 12228 Date: 15/10/2014

Title: Scotland 'Heading For Federalism' In UK (1 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

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It's claimed Scotland is already on a path to federalism within the UK.

All the main parties have put forward their proposals to the Smith Commission for increasing devolution to the Scottish Parliament.

An event’s taking place at the European Parliament today on what the result of last month’s No vote in the referendum means for the wider EU.

Paulo Rangel, a Portuguese MEP and vice chair of the EPP, the parliament’s biggest political grouping, is hosting the session.

He believes the plans being set out by Westminster will eventually see the four home nations become a federation inside the United Kingdom:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information about the event this afternoon is available here: http://bit.ly/1yCK8Gt

Interviewee: Paulo Rangel MEP (Partido Social Democrata, Portugal)

Duration: 0 minutes 14 seconds

Out-words: federalisation process.

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Report Number: 12227 Date: 14/10/2014

Title: Raw: London 'Can Lead' Efforts To Tackle Statelessness (3 of 3)

Of interest to: London

Script details:
Following reports 12225 and 12226 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Jean Lambert MEP (Green, London) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Jean Lambert MEP (Green, London)

Duration: 4 minutes 16 seconds

Out-words: the world.

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Report Number: 12226 Date: 14/10/2014

Title: London 'Can Lead' Efforts To Tackle Statelessness (2 of 3)

Of interest to: London

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Multicultural communities across London are being urged to help those who find themselves stateless.

Hundreds of thousands of people across the EU currently find themselves without a state, leaving them unentitled to basic services.

An event’s this evening being held at the European Parliament on the issue.

Jean Lambert, Green MEP in the capital, says the UK is helping to lead the way:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information on the event is available here: http://bit.ly/1sLeN10

Interviewee: Jean Lambert MEP (Green, London)

Duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds

Out-words: engaged in this.

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Report Number: 12225 Date: 14/10/2014

Title: London 'Can Lead' Efforts To Tackle Statelessness (1 of 3)

Of interest to: London

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London is well placed to help tackle the issue of statelessness, according to one of our MEPs.

It comes as an event’s held at the European Parliament on how the hundreds of thousands of people across the EU, who find themselves without a state, can get support.

Many European Union members currently have no framework to effectively deal with stateless individuals.

Green MEP in the capital, Jean Lambert, says many don’t realise how you can end up without a nationality:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information on the event is available here: http://bit.ly/1sLeN10

Interviewee: Jean Lambert MEP (Green, London)

Duration: 0 minutes 21 seconds

Out-words: within London.

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Report Number: 12224 Date: 14/10/2014

Title: Raw: Scotland 'Should Have Direct EU Voice' (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

Script details:
Following reports 12222 and 12223 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Fiona Hyslop MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Scottish Government) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Fiona Hyslop MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Scottish Government)

Duration: 4 minutes 47 seconds

Out-words: good enough.

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Report Number: 12223 Date: 14/10/2014

Title: Scotland 'Should Have Direct EU Voice' (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

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The Scottish Government's calling for Holyrood to be able to act directly with the EU.

At the moment Westminster has to give its approval for ministers to be represented in Brussels.

Being able to act on its own is one of the proposals the SNP administration has put to the Smith Commission on devolution.

Culture and external affairs secretary, Fiona Hyslop, has been speaking in Brussels about their proposal:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information about the Scottish Government’s proposal is available here: http://bit.ly/1xODSIu

Interviewee: Fiona Hyslop MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Scottish Government)

Duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds

Out-words: speak out.

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Report Number: 12222 Date: 14/10/2014

Title: Scotland 'Should Have Direct EU Voice' (1 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

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There are calls for Scotland to have a direct voice in the European Union.

Currently the Scottish Government has to go through Westminster in order to put its own case to the EU.

But the SNP administration wants to be able to act directly with Brussels.

Devolving the competence for them to do so is one of the proposals ministers have submitted to the Smith Commission.

Cabinet secretary for external affairs, Fiona Hyslop, says it happens elsewhere in Europe:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information about the Scottish Government’s proposal is available here: http://bit.ly/1xODSIu

Interviewee: Fiona Hyslop MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Scottish Government)

Duration: 0 minutes 16 seconds

Out-words: it's discretionary.

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Report Number: 12221 Date: 14/10/2014

Title: Raw: Peace Process 'Needs EU Involvement' (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Northern Ireland

Script details:
Following reports 12219 and 12220 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Martin McGuinness MLA (Deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Martin McGuinness MLA (Deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland)

Duration: 6 minutes 9 seconds

Out-words: for peace.

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Report Number: 12220 Date: 14/10/2014

Title: Peace Process 'Needs EU Involvement' (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Northern Ireland

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Ahead of fresh talks on Northern Ireland's peace process, the Deputy First Minister's calling for continued EU involvement.

Martin McGuinness has been meeting with MEPs in Brussels to discuss the issue.

He's been reminding the European Union the political process in the province is at a critical point.

Speaking from the European Parliament, Mr McGuinness says everyone needs to be involved in reconciliation:

Interviewee: Martin McGuinness MLA (Deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland)

Duration: 0 minutes 13 seconds

Out-words: dealing with.

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Report Number: 12219 Date: 14/10/2014

Title: Peace Process 'Needs EU Involvement' (1 of 3)

Of interest to: Northern Ireland

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The Deputy First Minister says the EU has an important role to play in Northern Ireland’s peace process.

He's travelled to Brussels to meet with members of the European Parliament and hear how the European Union may be able to help.

Talks are set to get underway on Thursday into some of the ongoing issues in the province.

Martin McGuinness says it's vital the international community is involved:

Interviewee: Martin McGuinness MLA (Deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland)

Duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds

Out-words: of reconciliation.

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