How would Scottish independence affect the EU?

  • 6 December 2012
  • From the section Europe
Media captionAn independent Scotland would have to renegotiate membership terms with the EU, the BBC Europe editor Gavin Hewitt reports.

Under EU rules an independent Scotland would have to reapply for EU membership - and that would be hard. The EU admits it would be in uncharted waters.

A referendum on Scottish independence is scheduled for the autumn of 2014.

My video report from Brussels looks at what is at stake.

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