Reading Time: 24 minutes This blog provides a summary and analysis of the 2023-24 Programme for Government.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog sets out the background to Horizon Europe, why it has taken so long to finalise UK association to it and what association might mean for Scotland.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Spain will assume the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) on 1 July 2023. This blog explains what the Council of the
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (“the Bill”) is passing through the UK Parliament. It is currently moving between the House of Commons
Reading Time: 9 minutes On 11 April 2023, the Scottish Government published the Scottish Connections Framework, which sets out the Scottish Government’s approach to engaging with Scotland’s diaspora. On
Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog sets out what checks will be needed on goods coming from the EU and why those checks aren’t already happening. It then sets out some background on how Scotland is preparing its international border posts for the imposition of checks.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Note: This blog was originally published on 20 March 2023 and updated on 24 March 2023 to include new Scottish Government figures on the number
Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog provides a brief overview of events leading up to the announcement of the new Windsor Framework, summarises key elements of the Framework and examines what this means for Scotland.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog sets out the priorities of the Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK Government has the power to seek to negotiate and conclude its own trade deals. This blog explains what trade agreements are, how they are made, and sets out the current state of play of the UK’s trade agreement negotiations.