Scotland to continue Brexit discussions in Brussels

in “a significant crisis”

A Scottish committee for European and external relations will meet today with ambassadors from the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), as well as a number of other key organisations in Brussels to discuss the Brexit impact.

Kallanish Energy learns from Scotland’s parliament the committee will visit Brussels to continue discussions and examination of the implications of Brexit for Scotland — which voted to remain in the EU.

Joan McAlpine, convener of the committee, said “62% of voters in Scotland voted to ‘remain’ in the EU. For that reason alone, it’s important to understand what the possible options are to safeguard Scotland’s place in Europe.”

The lawmaker added the meetings in Brussels seek to open channels with key European decision makers to discuss how Scotland’s interests can be represented as discussions go forward.

Scotland’s prime minister Nicola Sturgeon, said Sunday Scotland was in a “very very strong position” in the Brexit argument, following her meeting with Theresa May. The new UK prime minister said she won’t trigger Article 50 until “a united UK approach” had been agreed.

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