Date lodged: 22 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government who it has met from the European Commission since the decision by the UK to leave the EU; when the meetings were held, and what was discussed.
Answered by: Michael Russell 6 October 2016
The First Minister met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on 29 June 2016 to raise awareness of the result of the EU Referendum vote in Scotland and to highlight Scotland’s desire to protect its relationship with the European Union. In addition, discussions between the European Commission and the Scottish Government take place regularly at both Ministerial and official level. Routine discussions have continued since the EU Referendum to ensure continuation of EU related business and to underline the Scottish Government’s commitment to working with the European Commission.