In Britain, in Europe, in Work

2014 is a big year for Scotland. At the European Elections in May, people have the opportunity to decide which party’s view on Scotland’s place in Europe they support. And in September, Scots face a fundamental choice on whether we want to remain part of the UK family. Read more

Best way to keep EU special treatment is to remain part of UK family

Scottish Liberal Democrat MEP George Lyon today said the best way to protect the special treatment Scotland gets at the EU because of the UK is to remain part of the UK family.

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Scottish wildlife to be protected from invasive species under EU proposal

Scottish Liberal Democrat George Lyon MEP today welcomed a new EU strategy to tackle the spread of non-native animals and plants that pose a major threat to local ecosystems and wildlife.

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Last chance to help axe the VAT for mountain rescue teams

Scottish Liberal Democrat MEP George Lyon today encouraged Scots to join a campaign calling on the EU to change tax rules and allow mountain and lowland rescue services to be made exempt from VAT.

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EID defeat a real blow

Scottish Liberal Democrat MEP George Lyon today expressed disappointment with a vote in the European Parliament which rejected an attempt to change the Electronic Identification (EID) rules for sheep. 

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Lyon welcomes the EP vote on new banking rules

Scottish Liberal Democrat George Lyon MEP today welcomed a vote in the European Parliament which will help ensure Scots living in other EU member states can access basic banking services.

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Scottish produce in line for EU funding to boost sales abroad

Scottish Liberal Democrat MEP George Lyon today welcomed the European Parliament’s approval of a new EU funding programme for protected products which could help win new customers around the world for traditional Scottish products such as Scotch Whisky, Scotch Beef and Lamb, Scottish Farmed Salmo...

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About George

George Lyon is Scotland's only Liberal Democrat MEP. He is vice-chair of the EP's Budget Committee and led negotiations on the EU’s long-term budget for the Alliance of Liberal Democrats in Europe (ALDE), the third biggest EU political group. George is also lead spokesperson for ALDE on the Agriculture Committee and has played a key role in the reform of Europe's Common Agricultural Policy and in ensuring a fair deal for Scottish farmers. Alongside his Liberal Democrat colleagues, George is fighting for a stronger economy by keeping Scotland in the UK and in Europe. Read more