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Forget about Spain… EU will only need a majority to join says Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott


An independent Scotland could become a member of the European Union even if Spain wanted to block it, a law expert has revealed. In an article for the Daily Record, Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott said full statehood could be achieved if a majority, rather than a unanimity, of EU members, backed it. Her view of the complex EU rule book removes the threat of a single country, such as Spain, being able to veto Scottish membership for their own domestic reasons.



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