Spain drops plan to impose veto if Scotland tries to join EU after separating from Britain
- Spain has said it would not veto an attempt by an independent Scotland to join the EU, in the clearest sign yet that Brexit has softened Madrid's longstanding opposition.
Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish foreign minister, made it clear that the government would not block an independent Scotland's EU hopes, although he stressed that Madrid would not welcome the disintegration of the UK. He also said Edinburgh would have to apply for membership, a process fraught with uncertainty that is likely to take several years.
Asked directly whether Spain would veto an independent Scotland joining the EU, Dastis said: "No, we wouldn't."(Excerpt) Read more at: theguardian.com ...
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