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Scotland after Brexit - Lessons from the Nordics

Scotland after Brexit - Lessons from the Nordics
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29th Oct 2016 12:00 - 29th Oct 2016 17:30
George Square Theatre

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*Note: there will be a 3£ fee for cost of refreshments*

Hosted by the Academy of Government together with Nordic Horizons, with six speakers from different Nordic countries.

The Nordics manage to co-exist quite happily with every possible variation of relationship with the EU – in (Finland, Sweden, Denmark) out (Iceland and Norway) and shake it all about (Faroes and Greenland who are out while the “Mother Ship” Denmark is in). These two tiny Nordic players have no formal agreement with the EU, whilst Norway pays quite a bit to retain access to the single market. So quite a bit of variation.

Surely in all of this there are lessons for Scotland to learn – as a devolved government within the UK or possibly a small northern independent state sometime in the future.

Speakers include:

Fiona Hyslop (Culture Secretary), Mary Hilson, Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, Tuomas Iso-Markku, Ulrik Pram Gad, Duncan Halley, Bjort Samuelsen, Joan McAlpine (Chair of the Scottish Parliament’s Europe & External Affairs Committee), Andrew Scott, James Mitchell, Dominic Hinde, and hopefully Catherine Stihler (Labour MEP).