Independence, Scotland and EU Accession: Challenges Ahead

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. Yet the still unanswered question of whether, and in what form, the UK will leave the EU means there are also a range of scenarios for an independent Scotland’s potential accession to the EU.

This policy paper considers whether and how an independent Scotland could join the European Union and the challenges it may face in doing so.

Kirsty Hughes, 2019
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