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Independent Scotland would be ‘top of the list’ for the EU

Miss Dolly

“An independent Scotland could be “top of the list” to join the European Union, one expert has claimed.

Barbara Lippert, the director of research at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin, added that Brexit had been a “gamechanger” for many in Europe in understanding why some Scots want to leave the UK.

She said she believed there would now be “broad openness” to an independent Scotland becoming part of the EU.

The whole UK left the European Union last year, despite Scots having voted against the move in the 2016 Brexit referendum, and the Scottish Government hopes an independent Scotland would be able to again be part of the group.

Ms Lippert, who is an expert in EU enlargement, insisted that Scotland would not be put “in the same basket” as Western Balkan states looking to join, such as Montenegro, Serbia, and Albania.

The German told an online event, organised by the European Movement in Scotland, that Scotland has a “far better image” than those nations.

She added that in terms of membership criteria “Scotland will look like a bright spot”.

She stated: “I think it will be top of the list of candidates, maybe together with Iceland and other Efta (European Free Trade Association) countries, which could also line up in the future.”“

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.stv.tv/politics/independent-scotland-could-be-top-of-the-list-to-join-the-eu%3Ftop%26amp

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Miss Dolly

I hear unionists screaming in fear 

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Just now, iAstroLeo said:

Out means out! :derpga: 

The iconic: Brexit means brexit 

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EU should let Scotland in as a suveran state and Moldova after uniting with Romania. :woohoo:

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Just now, FfFfFfFF said:

EU should let Scotland in as a suveran state and Moldova after uniting with Romania. :woohoo:

Tell us more about the movement for Moldova uniting with Romania. 

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bionic

Poor Serbia and Albania being overlooked

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Dulo Peep

Good thing that Scotland have hospitality, fish and whisky industries to stand on their own. 

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4 minutes ago, bionic said:

Poor Serbia and Albania being overlooked

People try to say it is a queuing system for the EU, when essentially a country applies they need to meet requirements and they will be let him, no queueing at all

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Just now, Dulo Peep said:

Good thing that Scotland have hospitality, fish and whisky industries to stand on their own. 

Oil, tourism, renewable energy, fresh water, steel, creative, science. We would survive 

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2 minutes ago, Miss Dolly said:

People try to say it is a queuing system for the EU, when essentially a country applies they need to meet requirements and they will be let him, no queueing at all

Yep! Am very familiar with EU law. The only thing really stopping countries joining is dedication on part of national governments. Joining requirements are pretty clearly laid out in laws

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the next referendum can’t come quick enough :saladga:

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1 minute ago, bionic said:

Yep! Am very familiar with EU law. The only thing really stopping countries joining is dedication on part of national governments. Joining requirements are pretty clearly laid out in laws

Is it due to corruption etc the reason why countries don’t join? 

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Just now, scottishmonster said:

the next referendum can’t come quick enough :saladga:

Hopefully September/October 

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2 minutes ago, Miss Dolly said:

Oil, tourism, renewable energy, fresh water, steel, creative, science. We would survive 

Some of those industries, specially the oil are owned by Britain and other ocuntries gurl, the moment you become independent they will drop you faster that Gaga did with Chromatica

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