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Deadlock in Brexit Talks Says EU Negotiator

News Article by BBC News 12/10/17 The BBC Reports that the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier says there has not been enough progress to move to the next stage of Brexit talks as the UK wants. He said there was “new momentum” in the process but there was still “deadlock” over how much the UK […]Read More »

Scottish Govt to set up a publicly-owned, not-for-profit energy company

BBC News report 12/10/17 The Scottish government is to set up a publicly-owned, not-for-profit energy company, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. The SNP leader told the party’s conference that the company will sell energy to customers at “as close to cost price as possible”. Ms Sturgeon said it would be set up by 2021, and would […]Read More »

John Swinney: Devolution must be protected

EU Withdrawal Bill talks continue. Speaking after today’s meeting with UK First Secretary of State Damian Green on the issues surrounding the current draft of the EU Withdrawal Bill – which was also attended by Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe Michael Russell and Scottish Secretary David Mundell – Deputy First Minister […]Read More »

Michael Russell: Clarity on Brexit Bill vital

The UK Government must ‘urgently stop any power grab’ over policy areas exercised at EU level through the draft Withdrawal Bill, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, Michael Russell has warned. Speaking ahead of a meeting with UK First Secretary of State Damian Green on the issue of the repatriation of powers […]Read More »

Scot Gov Statement on Catalonia

Commenting on the continued dispute between the governments of Spain and Catalonia on proposals for a referendum on Catalonia’s constitutional position, Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs Fiona Hyslop said: “The decision over Catalonia’s future direction is a matter for the people who live there, and the Catalan and Spanish Governments are perfectly entitled to take […]Read More »

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