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Smaller States’ Strategies and Influencing in the EU: Lessons and Choices for Scotland?

| Kirsty Hughes

COMMENT | 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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Annual Review 2018-2019

| SCER

REPORT | Annual review for 2018-2019 of the Scottish Centre on European Relations
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The Future of Europe: Disruption, Continuity and Change

| SCER

REPORT | Strategy report setting out the big future challenges for the EU – and Scotland’s contribution to that European future
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Brexit, Scottish Independence and Leaving a Union: Lessons to Learn?

| Kirsty Hughes

POLICY PAPER | The tangled, chaotic and damaging process of Brexit will drag on for many years to come, unless the UK changes its mind and stays in the EU. The many and deep downsides of Brexit have led some to argue that Scottish independence would lead…
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Brexit: Heading to a Deal or No Deal While UK Politics Implodes?

| Kirsty Hughes

POLICY PAPER | As EU-UK Brexit talks resumed in mid-July, the UK government’s Chequers’ statement and white paper[1] had, in theory, provided some basis for talks on the future relationship while causing political controversy at home, not least within the…
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