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Can Scotland forge its own relationships in Europe?

Edinburgh’s strategy for collaboration with the continent is a work in progress

By Kirsty Hughes  

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire/PA Images

On Brexit day, the Scottish government produced a jazzy new report offering its perspective on the European Union’s strategic agenda over the next five years. The report declared its hope that the EU will promote: democratic, progressive values in the world; well-being; innovation; and that it will rise fully to the challenges of the climate emergency. The report also succinctly summarised some of Scotland’s actions in these four broad priority areas.

Few would disagree with this within the EU—and the…

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