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Statement by Michel Barnier following the July 2018 General Affairs Council

Press statement by Michel Barnier following the July 2018 General Affairs Council (Article 50).

Brussels, 20 July 2018

Ladies and gentlemen,

These were

Scottish Government response to the Brexit White Paper

External Affairs Secretary: “UK plans fall short and harm economy."

On July 12, the UK Government published a long-awaited White Paper

Cooperation with Yokohama City

Agreement signed with Yokohama.

Scotland has signed a joint declaration of cooperation with Yokohama City, the second largest city in Japan.

Yokohama,

Support for businesses and households affected by Glasgow School of Art fire

Hardship relief and emergency funding for residents and businesses.

Emergency and hardship funding will be made available to households and businesses

Land ownership - public register proposals

New register will improve transparency.

The first steps are being taken to create a public register of people who ultimately make

First Minister urges House of Commons to amend EU Withdrawal Bill

The First Minister has written to the Speaker of the House of Commons calling for a proper debate on amendments

EU markets access ‘essential’

Brexit could be harmful to seafood industries’ trade

New research suggests that Brexit could cause significant harm to Scotland’s seafood

Scotland set for Highlands solar farm

Elgin Energy has received planning permission for a 50MW solar PV project at Milltown Airfield near Elgin in Moray. This

Michael Russell - Legislative Consent Debate

Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, Michael Russell

Presiding Officer,

When Donald Dewar spoke at the opening of the

Childcare recruitment - New campaign focusing on career changers

Career changers are being targeted in a new campaign to recruit more childcare staff.

Families across Scotland are set to benefit

Huge expansion of early learning and childcare

Almost a billion pounds to fully fund childcare

Almost a billion pounds will be invested annually to fund the huge expansion

Legislation to establish Scottish social security

A Bill allowing the Scottish Government to make the first social security payments later this year has been passed by

Scotland and Malawi - Global Goals Partnership

First Minister and President of Malawi sign new agreement.

A framework outlining Scotland and Malawi’s joint commitment to realising the United

Newly restored Great Polish Map of Scotland and a 3D model unveiled

3D model of Great Polish Map of Scotland launched.

The 3D model, which has been created by Historic Environment Scotland (HES),

Holyrood suspends indyref2 debate after Westminster attack

All parliamentary business has now been suspended by the presiding officer Ken Macintosh.

MSPs were debating a motion which would have

After nearly a year in the remote West Highlands

The contestants on Channel 4’s reality show Eden have left the Scottish wilderness to discover that the show was taken

Scotland could remain in EU

The European Parliament’s constitutional affairs committee has published research saying there was enough "constitutional flexibility" for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Mike Russell has written to all MSPs - Withdrawal Bill amendment plans

Mike Russell has written to all MSPs about the UK Governments Withdrawal Bill amendment plans

Mike Russells letter:

“The UK Government has

Indyref2 backed by Holyrood

SNP and Green MSPs have voted together to obtain a majority for the First Minister’s motion to seek a section

Scottish Government set to block the Great Repeal Bill

Today, the Great Repeal Bill has been published by the UK Government.

Scottish Brexit minister Mike Russell has responded by saying that:

First minister sends out image of her drafting Section 30 letter

Nicola Sturgeon’s letter, to be released on Friday, will request the UK Government for section 30 powers under the Scotland Act.

The transfer of

24 Royal Bank of Scotland branches to close

A total of 24 Royal Bank of Scotland branches are to close this year.

A Lloyds spokesman stated that 100 branches

Better with Willie Rennie and his amigo's

The Liberal Democrat leader in Scotland Willie Rennie, has pledged that his party's councillors will 'champion' local areas, as he

14 current Tory MPs could be prosecuted

After the Conservative Party was fined a record £70000, Tory MP's could be prosecuted over 2015 spending.

At least 14 current

4 party leaders lined up together

MSP’s including @NicolaSturgeon, @kezdugdale, @patrickharvie and @willie_rennie at the rape clause protest outside Holyrood after