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How might an independent Scotland join the EU?

Kirsty Hughes, director of the Scottish Centre on European Relations and author of a new report, explains some of the challenges and opportunities facing Edinburgh

By Alice Wright  

Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire/PA Images

Politics as we have come to know it may be taking a hiatus, but it has not ceased completely. Scottish independence rocketed back up the agenda in the wake of the Brexit vote and debate will continue over the merits and drawbacks. One fundamental question is how an independent Scotland would join the European Union. Here, Kirsty Hughes, director of the Scottish Centre for European Relations, answers some questions about its new report, “An Independent Scotland in the EU: Issues for Accession.” With contributions…

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