Troubled Membership: Dealing with Secession from a Member State and Withdrawal from the EU

35 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2014

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Carlos Closa

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Date Written: September 2014

Abstract

This paper summarizes the debates held at a Round Table in the European University Institute on withdrawal from the Union and secession from an EU member state. The approach is not to look at domestic debates but to seek a European view on the topic. Four issues articulated the discussion: the normative arguments for and against secession/independence within the EU, withdrawal and its effects, the effects of secession/independence for EU member states and the impact for EU citizens of both processes of withdrawal and secession. The paper seeks no final conclusion but rather it aims at conveying different standpoints on the issues.

Keywords: EU withdrawal, secession, independence, Scotland

Suggested Citation

Closa, Carlos, Troubled Membership: Dealing with Secession from a Member State and Withdrawal from the EU (September 2014). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2014/91. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2496901 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2496901

Carlos Closa (Contact Author)

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) ( email )

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Madrid, Madrid 28037
Spain

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