European Union

EU Nationals in Scotland: An MPS Factfile

Author / Creator: Migration Policy Scotland

Media type: Fact sheet

Date published: 2023

Information on EU nationals currently living in Scotland. 


The Impacts of Possible Brexit Deals for Scotland

Author / Creator: Sotirios Frantzanas

Media type: Briefing Paper

Date published: 2019

Scottish GDP is projected to be 2-5% lower in the long-term than it would have been without Brexit.


The Role of EU Immigration and the Threat of Brexit

Author / Creator: Sotirios Frantzanas

Media type: Briefing Paper

Date published: 2019

Do EU immigrants still feel wanted in the UK?


Building a New Scotland: an independent Scotland in the EU

Author / Creator: Scottish Government

Media type: Report

Date published: 2023

 Scottish Government’s vision for an independent Scotland in the EU.

 


Building a New Scotland: an independent Scotland in the EU

Author / Creator: Scottish Government

Media type: Report

Date published: 2023

Scottish Government’s vision for an independent Scotland in the EU.


Building a New Scotland: an independent Scotland in the EU

Author / Creator: Scottish Government

Media type: Report

Date published: 2023

Scottish Government’s vision for an independent Scotland in the EU.


Brexit three years on – still an unmitigated disaster for Scotland

Author / Creator: Ross Mcalinden

Media type: Article

Date published: 2023

"It has now been... three years since the UK left the EU in direct conflict with the stated democratic will of the Scottish people." 


Why an independent Scotland might have second thoughts about joining the EU

Author / Creator: Derrick Wyatt

Media type: Article

Date published: 2022

An independent Scotland would be a net contributor to the EU budget


The Euro Has Never Been More Problematic

Author / Creator: Yanis Varoufakis

Media type: Video

Date published: 2019

The Euro is not separate from Brexit.  Varoufakis argues against three statements: 

Europeans are better off as a result of the Euro

Euro was a useful and helpful instrument during European crisis,

Euro is a success story

 


Brexit and devolution

Author / Creator: Centre on Constitutional Change

Media type: Video

Date published: 2022

The internal market after Brexit explained


Questions of EU Membership

Author / Creator: Anthony Salamone

Media type: Opinion

Date published: 2022

Two things define Scotland’s current and future connections to the EU - We need to recognise we are external to the EU's thinking, and we need to rectify the generally poor knowledge of the EU among the general population and among our politicians.


Scotland’s EU Debate The Essential Questions on Membership of the European Union under Independence

Author / Creator: Anthony Salamone

Media type: Report

Date published: 2022

The question of potential Scottish EU membership is a foundational aspect of the independence debate today. 100 questions on re-joining the EU


How Brexit has created a new divide in the nationalist movement

Author / Creator: John Curtice

Media type: Research Paper

Date published: 2018

The level of support in Scotland for independence has not increased in the wake of Brexit, but  support for the idea has become more closely linked to having a favourable view of the EU.


Is Brexit fuelling support for independence?

Author / Creator: John Curtice and Ian Montagu

Media type: Research Paper

Date published: 2021

Evidence suggests that while initially it had little discernible impact on the overall level of support for independence, more recently the pursuit of Brexit has served to increase support for leaving the UK.


UK-EU regulatory divergence tracker: second edition

Author / Creator: Joel Reland

Media type: Report

Date published: Dec 2021

[This] provides an overview of where and how the UK has used its newfound regulatory freedoms to diverge from EU standards. It explains what the changes are, what impact they are having, and likely further consequences.


Brexit and Devolution: A New UK Settlement or the Break-Up of Britain?

Author / Creator: David Gow

Media type: Review

Date published: May 2018

An analysis of the constitutional conflict between Westminster and the devolved administrations in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast...concludes that the UK faces a stark choice between a new political/constitutional settlement or the break-up of Britain.


Smaller States’ Strategies and Influence in an EU of 27: Lessons for Scotland

Author / Creator: Kirsty Hughes

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published: March 2020

Smaller EU member states can develop their European strategies and tactics, set priorities and build alliances, and  some lessons for Scotland’s European strategy are available from their experiences.


An Independent Scotland in the EU: Issues for Accession

Author / Creator: Kirsty Hughes

Media type: Report

Date published:

This report brings together the views of...what an independent Scotland’s accession process to the EU might look like and what the implications of independence in the EU, while the rest of the UK remained outside the EU, might be


Independence in the EU in the Covid Era: Prospects for Scotland

Author / Creator: Kirsty Hughes

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published: 2020

Covid has not changed Scotland's position in relation to applying for membership of the EU. If Scotland were to choose independence through a constitutionally and legally valid process, then it would be eligible to apply to join the EU.


European Union Views of the UK post-Brexit and of the Future EU-UK Relationship

Author / Creator: Kirsty Hughes

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published: June 2021

This paper analyses how the UK is currently perceived across the EU, how the future EU-UK relationship is considered in the medium term, and how the UK’s constitutional strains are understood.