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An independent Scotland would need to apply for EU membership and would be compelled to adopt the euro

By Jo Eric Khushal Murkens

Abstract

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond argues that, should his country gain independence, it would be able to keep the pound and would automatically become a member of the EU. However, Jo Murkens points out that membership status would not be a given and would need to be applied for, with the attendant implication that Scotland would be obliged to adopt the euro

Topics: JN Political institutions (Europe)
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:39558
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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