Barroso & Scotland.
Quotation 125

Die grundsätzlich unionistisch eingestellte britische Zeitschrift The Economist in ihrer dieswöchigen Ausgabe über die neulichen Aussagen von EU-Kommissionspräsident José Manuel Durão Barroso:

On a visit to London last weekend, José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, delivered an even harsher blow. He said it would be “extremely difficult, if not impossible” for Scotland to secure the agreement of the 28 other countries to join the EU. One reason, he added, was opposition from Spain, the most intransigent of the five EU members that still refuse to recognise the independence of Kosovo. Mr Barroso claimed he did not want to interfere in the Scottish debate but that is what he did—and he may have gone too far. As the man who runs the commission, he is entitled to set out his views of European law. But he should not judge the likelihood of a successful application, speak on behalf of Spain, or suggest that peaceful referendums in western Europe are equivalent to the violent break-up of a Balkan country. After all, the commission’s job is to assess accession applications impartially.

Der Autor des Artikels erklärt Barrosos Angst vor einer Abspaltung Schottlands unter anderem damit, dass dieser wohl befürchte, der EU-kritischere Rest des Vereinigten Königsreichs könnte (ohne Schottland) 2017 eher für einen Austritt aus der Union votieren.

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