Sturgeon to visit Brussels to defend Scotland's EU place

Scotland's First Minister and Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon attends the Scottish Parliament for a debate on the EU Referendum result and the implications for Scotland, in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 28, 2016Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would travel to Brussels on Wednesday for talks to defend Scotland’s place in the European Union after a vote by Britain as a whole to leave the bloc. Sturgeon said she was “utterly determined” to protect Scotland as she obtained a formal mandate for direct talks with the European Union institutions at an emergency session of the Scottish parliament. “Tomorrow I will make an initial visit to Brussels to set out Scotland’s position and interests” to European Parliament leaders, Sturgeon said.

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