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    The rejection of the euro has left the SNP caught between competing visions over an independent Scotland’s future

The rejection of the euro has left the SNP caught between competing visions over an independent Scotland’s future

The Scottish National Party (SNP) have advocated the creation of a formal currency union between Scotland and the rest of the UK should Scottish voters choose to back independence in the referendum on 18 September. As James Stafford notes, however, the SNP’s support for a currency union is a relatively recent development, with the party previously advocating that Scotland […]

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    The Spanish government must find a positive message for Catalonia if it is to reduce support for Catalan independence

The Spanish government must find a positive message for Catalonia if it is to reduce support for Catalan independence

In April, the Spanish parliament rejected a request by Catalan authorities to hold a referendum on Catalonia’s independence from Spain, which had been proposed for November this year. Diego Muro and Martijn Vlaskamp argue that the Spanish government requires a more positive message for the people of Catalonia if it is to reduce public support for independence.

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    While an independent Scotland would undoubtedly be able to join the EU, the timing and terms of membership remain uncertain

While an independent Scotland would undoubtedly be able to join the EU, the timing and terms of membership remain uncertain

One of the most controversial arguments in the context of Scotland’s referendum on independence is the issue of whether an independent Scotland could make a seamless transition to EU membership and under what terms it would be able to join. Daniel Kenealy writes that while the issue has been the subject of bitter disagreements between the Yes and No […]

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