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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.
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.
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.
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:
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.