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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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Salmond: Spain is working with UK to thwart Yes vote

Salmond: Spain is working with UK to thwart Yes vote | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
ALEX Salmond last night accused the British and Spanish governments of plotting
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Spanish ambassador stresses the constitutional differences between Scotland and Catalonia

Spanish ambassador stresses the constitutional differences between Scotland and Catalonia | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
The Spanish ambassador to the UK, Federico Trillo-Figueroa, has written to the Financial Times to stress the historical and constitutional differences between Scotland and Catalonia.
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Scotland rejects Spanish warning on EU status if bid for independence

The Scottish government dismissed claims the country would have to apply to...
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Scots in show of solidarity against Spanish austerity cuts

Scots in show of solidarity against Spanish austerity cuts | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

Scots joined a rally in Edinburgh this week organized by “M 15 Indignados” (the May 15th indignants) and Real Democracy Scotland to support the Spanish miners by protesting against the austerity measures proposed by the Spanish Government.


Via Scottish Times
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Spain: we wouldn't block Scotland's bid to join EU | Herald Scotland

Spain: we wouldn't block Scotland's bid to join EU | Herald Scotland | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

ALEX Salmond has held secret talks with the Spanish government to clear the way for an independent Scotland to join the European Union, the Sunday Herald can reveal.

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Willie Rennie seems to be upset because the First Minister is doing his job.
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Spanish Foreign Minister confirms that Spain would accept Scottish independence

Spanish Foreign Minister confirms that Spain would accept Scottish independence | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Speaking in London after the international conference on Somalia on Friday, Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo confirmed that Spain would accept Scottish independence and would not attempt to block an independent Scotland's membership of the EU.
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Spanish govt seeks OSCE support to exclude Catalonia from EU

Spanish govt seeks OSCE support to exclude Catalonia from EU | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
The Spanish government is continuing in its attempts to construct European support for its refusal to acknowledge the right of Catalonia to self-determination, and to hamper independence movements within European states.
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Spanish navy forces Catalan fishing trawlers to fly Spanish flag

Spanish navy forces Catalan fishing trawlers to fly Spanish flag | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
A Spanish navy patrol vessel, identified as the Alborán, has detained fishing trawlers from the port of Roses in Girona province in the north of Catalonia and prevented those not flying the Spanish flag from proceeding out into the Mediterranean.
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Spain ‘would not allow Scots automatic EU entry’

Spain ‘would not allow Scots automatic EU entry’ | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
A SENIOR member of Spain’s ruling People’s Party has said the Spanish government would oppose automatic entry to the European Union for an independent Scotland.
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Scottish independence: issue ‘does not affect’ Spain - Politics - Scotsman.com

THE SNP has welcomed comments by Spain’s foreign minister that his government would “have nothing to say” on independence as further evidence that Scotland will remain a member of the EU.
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Spain's UK comments hailed by SNP

Spain's UK comments hailed by SNP | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

The SNP has welcomed comments by Spain's Foreign Minister that his government would "have nothing to say" on independence as further evidence that Scotland will remain a member of the EU.

 

Spanish foreign minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo has been widely reported in Spanish and English language newspapers insisting that the constitutional arrangements of UK nations "is their own business".

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Catalonia's quest for greater autonomy | Europe | DW.DE | 17.02.2012

Catalonia's quest for greater autonomy | Europe | DW.DE | 17.02.2012 | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Scotland’s planned referendum on independence has inspired an upsurge of nationalist sentiment in the Spanish region of Catalonia. Spain's financial crisis is proving a potent engine for the Catalan demands.
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