A Brexit could make it easier for Scotland to join the EU as an independent state

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Series Details 14.03.16
Publication Date 14/03/2016
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One of the key issues in the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence was the question of how an independent Scotland could join the EU and whether it would retain the same membership terms as the UK. Merijn Chamon and Guillaume Van der Loo revisit the issue in light of the UK’s upcoming referendum on EU membership. They argue that if the UK were to leave the EU, it could simplify the process for Scotland to retain its membership should the country opt to become independent.

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ESO: Background information: SNP spring conference: Party to build new case for independence http://www.europeansources.info/record/snp-spring-conference-party-to-build-new-case-for-independence/
ESO: Scottish independence referendum, 2014 http://www.europeansources.info/record/scottish-independence-referendum-2014/
ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union http://www.europeansources.info/record/brexit-the-united-kingdom-and-the-european-union/
ESO: Background information: All of us need to start thinking about the EU referendum http://www.europeansources.info/record/press-release-all-of-us-need-to-start-thinking-about-the-eu-referendum/
The Guardian, 16.03.16: Brexit would justify bid for Scottish independence, says Alan Johnson http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/mar/15/brexit-would-justify-bid-for-scottish-independence-says-alan-johnson
The Conversation, 29.04.16: In or out of the EU, Britain faces more Scottish upheaval https://theconversation.com/in-or-out-of-the-eu-britain-faces-more-scottish-upheaval-58606

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