Issue 389 | 28 April 2014

Written by The Parliament Magazine on 25 April 2014 in Magazines
Magazines

Scottish independence, eHealth week, bioeconomy strategy and more...

Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond kicks off our Scottish independence feature by saying that his “ancient European country… has a great future as an independent and equal member of the 21st century family of European nations”. “Continued membership of Europe is central to our vision of an independent Scotland,” writes Salmond, adding that Scotland’s membership will surely be accepted in an "EU which is true to the union’s founding ideals”. Salmond is also critical of the “virulent Euroscepticism” affecting the UK’s government and underlines than an independent Scotland would be “an enthusiastic, engaged and committed contributor” to the European project.

Interested in this content?

Sign up to our free daily email bulletins.

 

Share this page

Tags

Categories

Related Articles

EU flags against a blue sky Movers and Shakers | 27 March 2017
27 March 2017

Keep track of developments in the European institutions and public affairs with our movers and shakers column.

Jean-Claude Juncker and Antonio Tajani EU leaders express hopes and fears in Rome
27 March 2017

EU leaders converged in Rome at the weekend to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of treaty of Rome.

Jo Leinen at parliament 60 years after the treaty of Rome, a better Europe is possible
24 March 2017

A large majority of citizens do not fundamentally reject European unification - but the EU must do better, says Jo Leinen.

Related Partner Content

Mariann Skar Thought Leader | Eurocare: EU alcohol strategy
27 November 2014

The EU must 'take the lead' in tackling alcohol-related harm, writes Mariann Skar.

Commission Presidential Debate PM+: Europe needs to put aside 'failed policies of past'
9 May 2014

As presidency candidates call for 'new start', very few concrete plans are being put forward on 'Europe's youth', says Patrik Kovács.

Online Crackdown PM+: EU lacking effective response to extremist online propaganda
30 September 2015

Who is controlling the counter-narratives to extremism? This is the question that many EU policymakers want answered, argues Tehmina Kazi.