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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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Brexit, Northern Ireland and Scotland: Comparing Political Dynamics and Prospects in the Two ‘Remain’ Areas

| Kirsty Hughes and Katy Hayward

POLICY PAPER | The two ‘Remain’ areas of the UK – Northern Ireland and Scotland – are mostly analysed separately in Brexit debates. Northern Ireland faces a unique complex of problems given the challenge of managing the Irish border as an external…
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Brexit Roundup: Where Are We Heading?

| SCER

REPORT | The Brexit process is moving forward. March saw the publication of the draft withdrawal agreement with substantial areas of agreement but also many tricky areas yet to solve, not least the Irish border and governance of the whole agreement. March…
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