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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Latvian lessons

Latvian lessons | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Latvia has been ruled by others for most of the past thousand years, with Riga even being the largest city in Sweden until they carelessly lost it to Peter the Great in 1710. Independence from Russia came in 1918 and then from the Soviet Union in 1991.


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Views on Scotland EU membership

Views on Scotland EU membership | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Will an independent Scotland have to re-apply to join the EU? Read the views of the 27 EU member states.
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Uncertainty revealed over EU successor state status of rUK. - Latvia's Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkevics, tells BBC that there is doubt over whether the rest of the UK would continue as an EU member after Scotland becomes independent saying,

 

"I understand that the commission and colleagues from EU legal services are also currently considering that. I think we need solid legal opinion on this."

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Wings Over Scotland | Selective hearing

Wings Over Scotland | Selective hearing | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

There’s an interesting story on the BBC website this morning on the subject of EU membershi- WAIT! COME BACK! Honestly, it really IS quite interesting!

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