Spain could pull the rug from under Nicola Sturgeon’s bid to re-join the EU if it gains independence from the UK without Westminster’s consent.
Nicola Sturgeon’s bid to re-join the European Union could be delayed by a Spanish veto, an EU expert warned.
Spain will be in the midst of an election year in 2023 and parties will be reluctant to allow an independent Scotland into the EU at such a volatile political moment.
If the SNP’s application to the EU clashes with the Spanish general election, Scotland’s accession to the EU will undoubtedly be delayed after the elections, Dr Georgopoulos said.
“It will not happen,” Dr Georgopoulos said.
If Scotland were to gain independence without Westminster’s consent, Spain would veto its accession to the European Union.
The Scottish First Minister is now taking the battle for independence in the UK Supreme Court, where she hopes judges will rule in the SNP’s favour and allow Scotland to hold a legal second referendum.
If the Supreme Court rules in the SNP’s favour, Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to hold a vote on October 19, 2023.
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Source: Sturgeon dealt blow as Spain to ‘hold horses’ on Scotland EU accession over election year