European parliament ‘to retain office in Scotland after Brexit’

Written by Tom Freeman on 7 March 2019 in News

The European Parliament's Edinburgh office is to remain open until at least 2020

Edinburgh - Edinburgh city council

The European Parliament will retain its office in Edinburgh until 2020 despite Brexit.

Despite all UK MEPs leaving the European Parliament for good ahead of this year’s elections, the parliament’s president Antonio Tajani has decided the office in Scotland will be needed at least until the ‘transition period’ where the UK still operates under EU rules is up.

The office will support EU citizens living in Scotland.

The Scottish government told the BBC it hoped the office would become permanent.

A spokesperson for the Scottish government said: “we are pleased that the European Parliament is to retain its office in Edinburgh and hope that it will maintain a permanent presence.”

The European Parliament has already announced it will keep its office in London open.

The UK is due to leave the EU on 29th March.



Related Articles

Digital sector generates joint highest number of FDI projects, finds EY
5 June 2019

With 16 FDI projects based in the digital sector north of the border, EY rated Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen in the top ten UK cities outside of London for attracting investment

UK must take action to stop oceans being treated "like a sewer", MPs warn
18 January 2019

In a new report, the Environmental Audit Committee urged UK ministers to clampdown on exports of highly-polluting plastic waste

Green campaigners push for dedicated Environment Act for Scotland
13 November 2018

Scottish Environment LINK has launched its ‘Fight for Scotland’s Nature’ campaign aimed at building on EU protections

Related Sponsored Articles

Associate feature: The age of the multi-cloud is here
7 May 2019

BT explores how to manage the risks and rewards of the cloud in their infographic guide, offering advice for ensuring that the challenges don't hold you back 

Associate feature: Balance the risk and reward of the cloud
29 April 2019

A global cloud infrastructure offers many potential benefits, but also many challenges, and every organisation’s hybrid cloud strategy is unique. BT presents practical advice on getting the most...

Associate feature: Clouds are secure, are you using them securely?
23 April 2019

BT presents a complimentary copy of Gartner's report, which highlights how, through 2022, at least 95% of cloud security failures will be the customer's fault

Associate feature: Don’t let security cloud your views on digital transformation
16 April 2019

89 per cent of organisations say digital transformation is key to delivering their business strategy, and see a need to move to the cloud to achieve this. BT explains how to dispel myths about...

Share this page