First Minister's response to agreement at the European Council
Commentary on conclusion of an agreement.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
“The conclusion of an agreement at the European Council means the focus can now shift to the bigger and much more important matter of why our continued European Union membership is overwhelmingly in Scotland and the UK’s best interests.
“For more than 40 years, individuals, businesses and communities across Scotland have experienced the many social, economic and cultural benefits of EU membership. These include jobs, significant investment, the opportunity for our businesses to trade across the world’s largest single market, social protections like employment rights and the opportunity to work in solidarity with others across the continent to tackle pressing global challenges, such as the movement of refugees and migrants, energy security and climate change.
“It is now more important than ever that those who support Scotland's continued EU membership make the case as strongly as possible. The Scottish Government will be at the forefront of making that argument."
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