Opinion & Analysis

“Spain is unlikely to veto an independent Scotland’s EU membership” by Dani Cetra, Research Fellow at the Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change

If Scotland votes to become independent on 18 September then it will seek to become a member state of the European Union. However some commentators have raised the question of whether Spain might seek to veto Scotland’s membership or impose concessions on the country to avoid setting a precedent for Catalonia. Dani Cetrà writes that it is unlikely Spain would veto an independent Scotland’s EU membership, but the result of the referendum could nevertheless have a significant impact on debates within Catalonia.