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FIRST MINISTER Alex Salmond has been branded a bare-faced liar over an independent Scotland’s position in the EU. Scots MEP Catherine Stihler went head to head with the SNP leader over a government decision to refuse a Freedom of Information request on the issue. Salmond’s number two Nicola Sturgeon has now revealed such legal advice… » read more

Posted by Jennifer McKiernan

Die EU braucht ein Gesicht

Kinder geben irgendwie immer ein gutes Bild ab – das dachte wohl EU-Innenkommissarin Cecilia Malmström, als sie am Freitag per Internet wissen ließ, wer ihrer Meinung nach den Friedensnobelpreis in Oslo entgegennehmen sollte. Die Vertreter der EU – man merkt es – sind ein wenig nervös und angespannt ob der Ehre, die ihnen zuteil wird.… » read more

Posted by Johanna Herzing

AN INDEPENDENT Scotland’s membership of the EU cannot be firmed up until the UK Government makes a move, the European Commission has confirmed. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and UK Prime Minister David Cameron have signed the Edinburgh Agreement, giving the legal green light for a referendum on an independent Scotland. Now the starting gun… » read more

Posted by Jennifer McKiernan

Pro-Catalan-independence politicians seem to be ready to split from Spain, but are Spanish people ready as well? Unlike Scotland’s case, there is no political deal to break in Spain. Moreover, the Spanish constitution includes specific provisions against the independence of any of the country’s regions. What does the EU have to say about it? Catalonia… » read more

Posted by Estefania de Antonio Garcia