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Scotland and Catalonia would face very real challenges in making a seamless transition to EU membership after independence

Chamon, Merijn and Van der Loo, Guillaume (2014) Scotland and Catalonia would face very real challenges in making a seamless transition to EU membership after independence. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (16 Jan 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Independence campaigners in both Scotland and Catalonia have advocated retaining their EU membership post-independence. Merijn Chamon and Guillaume Van der Loo assess the legal basis on which subnational entities could maintain EU membership after declaring independence. They write that while the EU treaties make no explicit reference to this situation, it would be difficult for a seamless transition to take place. This is partly because EU accession negotiations could only be concluded with a fully recognised state, which would inevitably entail a gap between the establishment of a region’s independence and their ability to conclude negotiations over EU membership.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 14:56
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 02:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72205

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