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
Import of EU goods to Scotland – what checks are happening?
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.
The Scottish Government’s Supersponsor Scheme – one year on
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
How is Scotland Performing?
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at how Scotland is performing against the 81 National Indicators in the National Performance Framework.
Seeking effective operation of the Northern Ireland Protocol: The Windsor Framework
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.
The Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers – The Nordic Region: A force for peace
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog sets out the priorities of the Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers.
New UK trade agreements – an introduction
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.
Guest Blog: Mapping alignment with EU Law
Reading Time: 5 minutes This guest blog by Lisa Claire Whitten summarises her research for the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee mapping alignment with EU law since the UK’s departure from the EU.
The continuing challenge of scrutinising alignment with EU law
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog focuses on the importance of tracking EU law to inform scrutiny of alignment decisions, along with the Scottish Government’s latest draft annual report on its use of the “keeping pace” power in the Continuity Act.
What happened at COP27
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog summarises some of the key issues from this year’s COP in Egypt