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SCOTLAND’S deputy first minister wants urgent talks with the European Commission on the process of independence. Nicola Sturgeon, who is leading the campaign for an independent Scotland, has been belatedly pushed into action by yet another interview where European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso reiterated his belief an independent Scotland would be outside the EU… » read more

Posted by Jennifer McKiernan

EUROPEAN Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has confirmed a newly-independent Scotland would cease to be in the EU and re-entry would need to be renegotiated. The fresh confirmation has come in response to questions from Scottish Labour MEP David Martin. Mr Martin asked if advice given in 2004 – that a newly-independent country would become… » read more

Posted by Jennifer McKiernan