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Could we about to see a change in position from the SNP? Looks like @AlynSmith has deleted his website saying iScot must be at the heart of EU, and that argued against EFTA etc. Alternatives
The website had already been criticised for not even *mentioning* the Copenhagen Criteria
If they are feeling pressured, or the information commissioner is shortly about to rule, that they must release the #CopenhagenReport , showing we would be outside the EU for 15 to 20 years then they may be purging previous positions insisting an iScot would be in the EU
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馃搳 Nuevo informe conjunto de OCIPEx y @ctroCEPA sobre "Los efectos de los Tratados de Libre Comercio en el trabajo, la industria y el desarrollo regional". Les dejamos algunos datos destacados!

馃摬 Para leer el informe completo:
馃洅馃捀 La #liberalizaci贸n del comercio -en abstracto- no es sin贸nimo de reactivaci贸n econ贸mica, y cuando hablamos de #TLCs de car谩cter #asim茅trico, la liberalizaci贸n se constituye como un obst谩culo al #DesarrolloEcon贸mico inclusivo y sustentable.
Algunas tendencias globales se aceleraron con la #pandemia y es importante tenerlas en cuenta a la hora de evaluar c贸mo y con qui茅n vamos a profundizar nuestros lazos comerciales.
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1. El Canciller @felipe_sola expuso en la comisi贸n de RREE del @SenadoArgentina
Adem谩s de hablar de la situaci贸n de los argentinos en el exterior el otro tema fue el #MERCOSUR.
Algunas reflexiones/preocupaciones en este hilo 馃憞
2. 鈿狅笍 Disclaimer 鈿狅笍
El @mercosur es algo m谩s que comercio, mucho mucho m谩s que comercio
El Tratado de Asunci贸n (1991) pone como objetivo la creaci贸n de una uni贸n aduanera
Hoy es un entramado de pol铆ticas coordinadas que facilitan nuestra vida y el desarrollo de nuestros paises
3. @felipe_sola afirm贸 que los socios del bloquen pretenden "acelerar las negociaciones" y ARG no esta en situaci贸n de ello.
Propone ir a un #MERCOSUR de " flexible y de dos velocidades" (este concepto no es nuevo, ya veremos) ya que no quiere entorpecer las negociaciones
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A welcome independent take on last nights @afneil interview with @NicolaSturgeon from @akmaciver. Independent experts will tell you that joining the #EU is a process, been done in last 25 years by countries as diverse as Finland, Austria, Slovenia and Poland
And #Scotland is ahead of all these countries in having spent 46 yrs in #EU. Of course establishing an #Independent country takes some time but plenty of countries have done it whether Slovenia & Czech Republic or Baltic states throwing off Soviet bloc..
Naturally there will be technical work to be done, technical but it鈥檚 not rocket science. It鈥檚 been done before and from a standing start
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Short thread on why correcting misconceptions over #EFTA #EEA on Twitter is so frustrating (1):
I really do get that some leavers want nothing to do with the single market and some remainers want only full fat EU. EFTA/EEA is neither. It is a pre-existing commercial free trade agreement made available in 1994 when the EU was still the European Community. /2
I genuinely don鈥檛 believe the EU of 2019 would make available today a free trade agreement as generous as the #EEA if it didn鈥檛 exist. See how today鈥檚 EU is trying to strong arm Switzerland out of their more generous bilateral agreements. /3
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1/ Excellent support for Norway option 馃嚦馃嚧 by @George_Osborne #Brexit @Tories4EFTA
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EFTA #Brexit MEGATHREAD 馃嚞馃嚙馃嚤馃嚠馃嚚馃嚟馃嚠馃嚫馃嚦馃嚧: #EFTA #EEA #E脴S
1/ An EFTA/EEA 'Norway' style relationship with the EU would be cheaper than EU membership. 馃挾馃挿馃挵鈥
2/ The UK would not be a mere 'rule taker' in EFTA/EEA - we would regain sovereignty in key areas and speak for ourselves on global bodies.鈥
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A #NewYearsEve #thread

On 馃嚜馃嚭 & 馃嚞馃嚙 & 馃嚦馃嚧 & 馃馃馃

May 2019 bring much 馃巶 to have & eat!

Due thanks @SebDance for inspiration
Some clever 馃嚞馃嚙 spin doctors have added a 鉃 to 馃嚦馃嚧

assumedly to make it more alluring?

@USverdrup, Director at Norwegian Institute of International Affairs聽@NUPInytt聽noted to the 馃嚦馃嚧聽@Aftenposten聽daily:
鈥淚f you stand at the edge
you no longer seek the best solution鈥
Please consider this:

Did any Central & Eastern European country joining 馃嚜馃嚭 2004
1st knock聽@EFTAsecretariat's door
as their preferred 鈥榮olution鈥 for聽#SingleMarket聽access?

#EFTA聽& the聽#EEA聽Agreement it administers
= a barren 馃彍锔 for #democracy

A truly grey聽Brussels聽#bureaucracy.
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The UK is still considering the Norway options. Why is Norway reluctant to UK joining the #EEA? Here is a thread (11 points) laying out some issues. Some of these concerns also applies to other #EFTA states @NickBoles @simonjhix @anandMenon1 @HusseinHKassim @nupinytt, @sletnes
1/11 The overall optics. The EEA has been a good platform for integration with the EU. N has benefited from integration. Some fear the UK might use it as platform for disintegration.
2/11 One voice. When new legal acts are added to the EEA Agreement, the EFTA states speaks with one voice. UK will therefore have a veto over Norway and vice versa. N and UK share interests in many areas, but disagree in some important areas. 8000 + legal acts have been added.
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1/ BREXIT MEGATHREAD: #EFTA #Chequers #ChequersPlan #eea #brexit
2/ We urge all of our supporters to RT and share this thread to all of your followers. Feel free to print any sections out and give them to people you think might read them.
3/ The UK must do all it can to avoid a damaging, jobs-destroying hard brexit:
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Recently several MPs have come out in favour of "馃嚦馃嚧Norway for Now" or "Norway then Canada馃嚚馃嚘"鈥
This is a welcome development. But MPs won't accept a customs union with the EU in perpetuity. So what's the answer? Well we have been thinking about this for a long time @AmberRuddHR @NickBoles and produced a report:
You can find it here:鈥
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1/ What can MPs do to stop a Hard Brexit?
2/ Parliamentary procedure isn't really our area (yet) but we are sure there are several actions that MPs and Peers could do to support a sensible EFTA-based solution for the UK 馃嚦馃嚧馃嚠馃嚫馃嚞馃嚙馃嚤馃嚠馃嚚馃嚟#brexit #efta
3/ such as set up an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)聽relating to efta. As far as we know there are APPGs on Switzerland, Iceland etc but not one on EFTA.
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Economic consequences of Brexit: some thoughts... #efta #brexit
1/ those who oppose brexit point to the economic risks of a Hard Brexit. We share those concerns and will do everything we can to avoid a Hard Brexit. However, some people say that *any* type of Brexit will be economically damaging.
2/ not surprising with articles such as these in the media that explicitly say that:鈥
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1/ What is our BLUEPRINT FOR BREXIT? #Brexit #efta #marr #Peston #bbcaq bbcsp #bbcqt #UKpolitics
2/ Its all laid out here, but it is a pretty long document in fairness:鈥
3/ Here is a simplified version. Part one:
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A quick thread about 'PROJECT FEAR'. #brexit [1]
2/ before the referendum, both sides undoubtedly exaggerated their positions and stretched the truth. I.E. Vote Leave said Turkey was imminently going to join the EU. While Turkey was/is an EU official accession state, it wasn't and isn't joining anytime soon.
3/ Likewise, remainers claimed there would be an emergency budget and Recession immediately after a vote to leave. Neither have transpired, but it would be false to say there hasn't been a negative effect on the UK economy.
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(1/7) If #EEA & #EFTA were the 鈥榳orst of both worlds鈥 they鈥檙e often portrayed as, why would 4 successful countries stay in them, despite the opportunity to leave or join the EU? Some quick myth busting:
(2/7) 1. EFTA countries take only 20-30% of EU legislation, excluding most contentious areas like Common Agricultural Policy, and Justice & Home Affairs 2. EU legislation that EFTA does take on primarily concerns standardisation necessary for a single market.
(3/7) The vast majority of this legislation is written by expert bodies, not MEPs, which EFTA countries have just as much input into as EU countries. Similar to what would happen in a trade deal 3. EFTA countries pay less to the EU, and have more control of it.
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The #Mogglodytes plotting to oust the PM unless she bows to their demands need to face the reality that there is no Parliamentary majority for their disruptive, disastrous hard #Brexit鈥
Personally think it likely that the #Mogglodytes will try oust her anyway once she has done their bidding. PM should publish the evidence & clearly set out the case for alignment & a close relationship with EU in the National interest.
Better for PM to go down fighting the case for what is the best for the economy of all parts of the UK. The indecision is no longer acceptable
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