Coronavirus Crisis, Brexit and Scottish Independence

| Kirsty Hughes

COMMENT | The UK is heading into the most difficult and intense months of the coronavirus crisis – both in terms of the pandemic itself and the major economic and social crisis it is unleashing.
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Small States and Institutional Change: the Lesson of Brexit

| Tomáš Weiss

COMMENT | Small states belong to the wealthiest and most developed countries in the world. Even when we disregard oil-dependent autocracies, the top ranks will be taken by small states… . .
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Sweden has Found a Comfortable Home in the EU – for now

| Kenneth MacArthur

COMMENT | Sweden for a long time stood apart from the mainstream process of European integration embodied in the European Communities and subsequent European Union… . .
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Negotiating EU accession: Lessons for an Independent Scotland

| Tobias Lock

COMMENT | It is important to be clear about the process by which an independent Scotland could become a member state and what this would entail in legal terms.
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Devolution and Alignment with EU Laws

| Nicola McEwen

COMMENT | In a recent speech at the European Policy Centre in Brussels, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon underlined her commitment to ensuring that policy in Scotland remained closely aligned with EU law…. . .
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Borders: Lessons from Ireland

| Katy Hayward

COMMENT | If it were to be an EU member and to hold its own as a sovereign state and trading partner, an independent Scotland must be capable of effectively managing its borders.. . .
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Transition from the UK and to the EU

| Fabian Zuleeg

COMMENT | The overarching goal for an independent Scotland is likely to be membership of the European Union as soon as possible…. . .
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What Representation Would an Independent Scotland have in the EU?

| Steve Bullock

COMMENT | It has been argued that a Scotland that gained independence from the UK and then joined the EU would have given up representation and influence in one union in favour of less representation and influence in a much larger one.
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