EU officials will look in to a report that the tentacles of Italian organised crime reach as far as north-eastern Scotland.
EXPERTS have published an action plan to tackle livestock declines and low profitability in the beef industry.
There is less than a month to go until the voters of Scotland, including EU citizens resident here, will decide whether Scotland should be an independent country.
THE Scottish Government has called for cuts to "unnecessary and burdensome red tape" from Brussels as it urges the European Union to reconnect with its citizens.
It is unlikely that an independent Scotland would be cut off from the rights and obligations of EU membership for any period of time, according to research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).