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Brexit and Spain: would the Spanish government really block Scotland’s EU membership?

Anderson, Paul (2016) Brexit and Spain: would the Spanish government really block Scotland’s EU membership? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (04 Jul 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has indicated that she intends to do everything in her power to keep Scotland within the EU following the UK’s decision to leave on 23 June. But how would other EU states react to the prospect of Scotland staying within the EU? Paul Anderson writes on the position of Spain, which is generally viewed as having a stake in blocking Scottish membership due to the existence of independence movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country. He suggests that it is unlikely Spain would block Scottish membership given the support for it in other EU countries, but that a Spanish veto cannot be ruled out.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 12:26
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 09:55
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70424

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