News Releases

Monday, 30th September 2013

Report on the massacre in Camp Ashraf on 1 September and a call for international action

The European Parliament's Friends of a Free Iran Intergroup, of which Struan is Chair, has released a report on the 1 September massacre at Camp Ashraf in Iraq and call for international action.

Please click here to download the release.

Friday, 27th September 2013

Fisheries leaflet

The following leaflet on the Conservative Party's fisheries team in the European Parliament will be distributed this weekend at their party conference in Manchester.

Please click here to download the leaflet.

Monday, 16th September 2013

Biofuels vote response

In response to a number of letters and emails about biofuels following the vote in the European Parliament's Environment Committee on 11 July to limit the production of some crop-based biofuels, Struan's standard reply is below:


Thursday, 12th September 2013

Scots MEP calls for EU ban on incandescent light bulbs to be urgently reconsidered

A Euro MP has asked the European Commission to think again about their ban on incandescent light-bulbs. Scottish Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson issued the call after holding high-level talks in Strasbourg with Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger to highlight health problems associated with the widespread introduction of low-energy light bulbs.

Thursday, 12th September 2013

Scotland’s energy policy risks becoming laughingstock of Europe, warns senior Scots MEP

Speaking from the European Parliament's monthly voting session in Strasbourg, Scottish Conservative Euro MP Struan Stevenson has warned that the SNP Government's energy policy risks becoming a laughingstock across Europe.

Wednesday, 11th September 2013


Thursday, 22nd August 2013

Letters to Cardinal Ravasi and Fiona Hyslop on Scottish Catholic archives

Struan has written letters to the Vatican and Scottish Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop regarding the proposed split of Scotland's Catholic archives between sites in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Click here to read the letter to the Vatican in full.

Click here to read the letter to Fiona Hyslop in full.


Monday, 19th August 2013

Pioneering Scottish art impresario awarded European Citizen’s Prize

Influential Scottish artist and pioneering art impresario Professor Richard Demarco CBE was today awarded a European Citizen’s Prize during a ceremony in Edinburgh at the Office of the European Parliament in Scotland for his decades-long efforts to bridge cultural divides between Western and Eastern Europe. 

Tuesday, 13th August 2013

Scottish MEP brings anti-windfarm message to hundreds at rally in Ireland

Scottish Conservative Euro MP Struan Stevenson last night addressed a mass protest rally against wind turbines in Athlone, West Meath, in the Irish Midlands. Organised by Marian Harkin, Independent MEP for Ireland’s North West constituency, over 300 attended the standing-room only event at the Athlone Springs Hotel where Struan warned the gathered audience against desecrating the Irish landscape merely for the sake of satisfying the UK’s carbon emissions targets.