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Independence in the EU in the Covid Era: Prospects for Scotland

| Kirsty Hughes

POLICY NOTE Scotland’s independence debate has not been hitting the headlines much during the Covid-19 crisis. …..
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Coronavirus Crisis: Underfunding, Restructuring, Privatisation and Fragmentation at the Heart of the Crisis in Holyrood and Westminster

| Allyson Pollock and Louisa Harding-Edgar

POLICY NOTE | This note analyses Scotland’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. . .
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An Independent Scotland in the EU: Issues for Accession

| Kirsty Hughes

REPORT | Report This report considers what an independent Scotland’s accession process to the EU would look like and what the implications of independence in the EU might be.
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Smaller States’ Strategies and Influence in an EU of 27: Lessons for Scotland

| Kirsty Hughes

POLICY PAPER | This paper analyses how smaller EU states build influence and alliances in today’s EU. It draws lessons from this for Scotland’s European strategy. . .
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Smaller States’ Strategies and Influencing in the EU: Lessons and Choices for Scotland?

| Kirsty Hughes

POLICY NOTE | The question of how much power and influence smaller and medium-sized EU member states have, compared to larger ones, is a recurring one in analysis of the Union.. . .
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Independence, Scotland and EU Accession: Challenges Ahead?

| Kirsty Hughes

POLICY PAPER | As the Brexit politics of the UK continue their still uncertain path into a general election, the Scottish National party (SNP) is putting independence in the EU at the heart of their campaign….
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Scotland’s Engagement in the European Union: Insights from Third Countries and Regions

| Anthony Salamone

REPORT | Report Commissioned by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre for the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee, Scottish Parliament
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Scotland’s European and International Policies: Time for a Strategic Approach

| Kirsty Hughes

POLICY PAPER | Across the EU institutions and member states, Brexit is falling down the agenda, as other priorities come ever more to the fore. The EU27 are currently embroiled in political bargaining over who will get the top EU jobs in the next five year cycle…
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