|Author (Corporate)||Scotland: Government|
|Publication Date||December 2016|
|Content Type||Policy-making, Report|
Scotland’s Place in Europe, published in December 2016, sets out the Scottish Government’s position following the result of the EU Referendum in the United Kingdom in June 2016.
The paper presents the Scottish Government’s proposals for mitigating the impact on Scotland of the UK’s exit from the EU.
The paper sets out the importance of continued European Single Market membership for Scotland, and demonstrates that this is also the best outcome for the UK as a whole.
It then sets out the Scottish Government’s strategy for ensuring Scotland can remain a member of the European Single Market even if the UK Government chooses a different outcome, before laying out the impact of the EU referendum on the current devolution settlement and the new powers which will come to Scotland.
The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the paper represented a ‘significant compromise’ on the part of the Scottish Government which believed full membership of the EU is the best option for Scotland and the UK. Scotland’s Place in Europe aimed to build as much consensus within Scotland as possible and to unify the country around a clear plan to protect its interests.
Scotland’s Place in Europe sets out:
+ The Scottish Government’s position that the whole of the UK should remain in the Single Market.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, United Kingdom|