Nicola Sturgeon to state case for EU membership on Brussels go to


Nicola Sturgeon will voice the Scottish Authorities’s help for continued membership of the European Union on a go to to Brussels.

The First Minister will deal with these points in a speech on the European Coverage Centre within the Belgian capital on Tuesday.

She may also maintain conferences with EU President Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier.

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Her go to comes simply weeks after the European elections – the place the SNP elevated its share of the vote and gained three of the six spots for Scottish MEPs.

Ms Sturgeon mentioned: “Folks residing in Scotland have proven as soon as once more that they comprehensively reject Brexit and wish to stay as a European nation.

“Membership of the EU not solely has large financial advantages for Scotland, however is the premise of the core values we share round democracy, equality, co-operation and human rights.

“My engagements in Brussels are a chance to stipulate the Scottish Authorities’s help for these values and the way they contribute to a greater Scotland, Europe and wider world.

“On points reminiscent of local weather change and tackling inequality we are able to all work collectively to make sure the wellbeing of our residents, in addition to the wealth of member states.”

The First Minister additionally will formally launch the Made in Scotland Competition in Brussels on Tuesday.

The pageant, which is funded by the Expo Fund and delivered by the Edinburgh Competition Fringe Society, will current six dance, theatre and music performances at venues in Brussels between June 11 – 14.