Sturgeon to state case for Scotland to remain in the EU
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Nicola Sturgeon will state the case for Scotland's continued membership of the European Union on a visit to Brussels.
The first minister will address these issues in a speech at the European Policy Centre in the Belgian capital.
She will also hold meetings with EU president Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier.
Her visit comes just weeks after the European elections - where the SNP increased its share of the vote and won three of the six spots for Scottish MEPs.
Sturgeon said: "People living in Scotland have shown once again that they comprehensively reject Brexit and want to remain as a European nation.
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"Membership of the EU not only has huge economic benefits for Scotland, but is the basis of the core values we share around democracy, equality, co-operation and human rights.
"My engagements in Brussels are an opportunity to outline the Scottish government's support for those values and how they contribute to a better Scotland, Europe and wider world.
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"On issues such as climate change and tackling inequality we can all work together to ensure the wellbeing of our citizens, as well as the wealth of member states."
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