Tag Archives: Scotland and Europe

Local Government and the EU: the impact of Brexit

Evidence from Professor James Mitchell, Academy of Government, University of Edinburgh to Local Government and Communities Committee, December 14th 2016.   Understanding EU-Local government relations   The European Union, and its antecedents, was insinuated into the activities and responsibilities of … Continue reading

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The EU Referendum: Unpredictable in Scotland and the UK

by Professor James Mitchell In Scotland, despite differences in views and parties, the 1975 EC referendum shares some similarities with the EU referendum today, writes James Mitchell. He suggests that the referendum will be an unpredictable contest with the prospect … Continue reading

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A blow to the Scottish Government’s quest for a minimum alcohol price?

By Daniel Kenealy An Advocate-General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) yesterday issued an opinion on the proposal by the Scottish Government to introduce a minimum price per unit (MPU) for alcohol. The entire opinion … Continue reading

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The UK’s coming EU referendum (2 of 2)

By Daniel Kenealy For the first part of this post click here. In the second part of this post on the coming EU referendum I turn my attention to the Scottish dimension of the issue. At the committee meeting on Thursday, we … Continue reading

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The UK’s coming EU referendum (1 of 2) …

By Daniel Kenealy On Thursday I gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s European and External Relations Committee on the forthcoming EU referendum. My written evidence is available here. Reflecting on the session itself, I’d briefly make the following points. A sliding scale … Continue reading

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