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Scotland analysis: EU and international issues

This is the ninth paper in the Scotland Analysis series and sets out how people and businesses in Scotland are served by the UK’s foreign policy, its diplomatic network and international relationships. It finds that an independent Scotland would face tough negotiations on the terms of its EU membership and that Scottish taxpayers are likely to pay more into the EU budget than they get back.

The Scottish Government’s proposals for an independent Scotland: membership of the European Union

The European and External Relations Committee is holding an inquiry into the Scottish Government’s proposals for an independent Scotland’s membership of the European Union and plans to hold a series of evidence sessions over the coming months to examine the proposals in detail.

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