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European and External Relations Committee 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
The Convener (Christina McKelvie)

Good morning and welcome to the 18th meeting in 2014 of the European and External Relations Committee. I make the usual request for mobile phones and other electronic devices to be switched off, unless members are using their iPads for meeting papers. We have received apologies from Jamie McGrigor, and his substitute will not be joining us, either.

Item 1 is the “Brussels Bulletin”. Members will note that the latest edition is detailed and contains some interesting things. There are obviously lots of changes going on at Europe level right now, with commissioners being interviewed and different strands, strategies and policies emerging. Are there any questions, comments or queries on the “Brussels Bulletin”?



European and External Relations Committee 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
The Convener

Indeed; that is something that piqued my interest as well.



European and External Relations Committee 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
The Convener

We can get an update on that.



European and External Relations Committee 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
The Convener

I have a quick comment on Willie Coffey’s question. A few ideas were brought up in last week’s discussion at our business planning day about our work programme, so we are working through the proposals and hope to have something that will meet with your satisfaction.



European and External Relations Committee 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
The Convener

We can do that with Scotland Europa, which brings together quite a bit of work—I expect the bulletin to get more and more hefty over the next few months, as key themes and policy emerge from the European Commission and the European Parliament. A summary would complement the six-monthly update that we get from the Scottish Government on where the structural funds come from and where the money is spent.



European and External Relations Committee 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
The Convener

You are quite right. The issue is a key area of interest for the Italian presidency. We will hear from the Italian ambassador later this morning, so we might start to investigate the issue then.



European and External Relations Committee 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
The Convener

Are you talking about a Scottish Government person? I think that we endeavoured to look into that before, did we not?



European and External Relations Committee 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
The Convener

We will hear from the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs this morning on the EU strategy, so we could ask her.



European and External Relations Committee 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
The Convener

Yes. The issue is more likely to be in John Swinney’s portfolio.



European and External Relations Committee 09 October 2014 : 09 October 2014
The Convener

Okay.

Are members content to send the bulletin to subject committees, highlighting the points that we have raised?

Members indicated agreement.

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S4M-11123 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
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S4M-11114.2 Kenny MacAskill: Policing—As an amendment to motion S4M-11114 in the name of Graeme Pear
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S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
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S4M-11116.1.1 Patrick Harvie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-11116.1 in the name
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S4M-11116.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-11116 in the name of Jo
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S4M-11116 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament recognises the result of the independ
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Amendment 61 moved by Elaine Murray on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland) Bi
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Amendment 62 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 63 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 64 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Motion S4M-10983: Christina McKelvie, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10930: Christina McKelvie, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03537: Christina McKelvie, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
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