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POLICY BRIEF

Could an independent Scotland join the European Union?






Scotland / POLICY BRIEF
Graham Avery

Date: 28/05/2014
The people of Scotland vote on 18 September 2014 in a referendum on the question "Should Scotland be an independent country?" The Scottish Government aims, if the result is 'yes', for Scotland to become independent in March 2016 and to join the main international organisations including the European Union. Would that be possible? How could Scotland join the EU? What is the link between Scotland's referendum on independence and a British referendum on EU membership?

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