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Scotland's Place in Europe Key Events

On 28 June 2016 The First Minister told MSPs, in a Parliamentary statement, "Scotland voted to stay inside the single market and to protect the jobs, investment and trade that depend on it. We chose to be an open, inclusive and outward-looking society where other EU citizens are welcome to live, work and contribute."

In order to help counter economic uncertainty, as a result of the EU Referendum, the First Minister announced in the Programme for Government a £500 million Scottish Growth Scheme, and on 10 August 2016, the First Minister announced a £100 million Capital Acceleration Programme to stimulate the economy.

Additionally, the Scottish Government has set up a dedicated Post-Referendum Business Network service to provide information and support to businesses affected by referendum result.

On 17 August 2016 the First Minister met with EU Nationals who are currently living in Scotland and who are anxious about their future in Scotland. Following the EU Referendum, the First Minister made it one of her priorities to provide EU nationals with reassurance that we will push for their treaty rights to be upheld in any discussions with the UK Government.

On 20 October 2016 the Scottish Government launched its Consultation on a Draft Referendum Bill.

In response to the referendum result, the Scottish Government, with support of the Scottish Parliament and advice of the Standing Council on Europe, has been exploring all options to protect Scotland’s Place in the Europe.

The series of parliamentary debates on the implications of EU referendum continue. To date the debates have been led by Mike Russell on the UK negotiated position, Keith Brown on the economy Fergus Ewing on the rural economy Shirley-Anne Somerville on higher education, Roseanna Cunningham on environment and climate change, Michael Matheson on justice and security, Shona Robison on health and social care Keith Brown on the single market and Fiona Hyslop on implications for Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism.

You can follow developments of the Scottish Government's European Relations team on twitter and Scottish Ministers on the Scottish Parliament website.

Correspondence with the UK Government March/April 2017

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Letter from the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU - 29 March 2017

 

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File: Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe’s reply to the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU

Letter from First Minister to EU citizens in Scotland

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Scotland's Place in Europe

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Scotland's Place in Europe - Initial Supportive Quotes

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