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How Might Scotland Maintain its Membership of the EU?

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEuropean Futures
EditionArticle No 126
Media of outputBlog post
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2016


In the aftermath of the vote for the UK to leave the EU, several possible scenarios could allow Scotland to remain in, writes Eve Hepburn. She argues that, while it may prove difficult for Scotland to block Brexit or to keep EU membership while the rest of the UK leaves, it would also face challenges in attempting to join the EU as an independent state.

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  • Brexit, EU membership, Independence, Referendum, Scotland

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