A poll published on Saturday (30th) by the British website YouGov says that most Scots want to stay in the UK, even after the British have voted out of the European Union. A decision which, at the ballot box, was rejected by the majority in Scotland, 62 to 38 percent.
At the time of the referendum, and after the decision was known, the Scottish Prime Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, had said that the independence of Scotland was back to being on the table. According to the survey, 53 percent of Scots, against 47 percent, does not agree.
When asked whether they preferred to stay in the EU and leave the UK, 46 percent of 1,006 respondents said they wanted to stay in the UK, and 37 percent preferred the independence and to remain in the european bloc.
In 2014 the Scots rejected, in a referendum, independence, 55 to 45 percent. Since then the Scottish National Party from Sturgeon has gained strength, winning 56 of 59 Scotish seats in the British Parliament in the 2015 elections.
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Ankara and Brussels signed an agreement under which Turkey agreed to accept illegal migrants who arrive at the Greek islands through Turkish territory.
In exchange for the cooperation of Ankara, the leaders of the European Union (EU) agreed to accelerate the liberalization of visas for Turkish visitors, re-launch the accession negotiations and even double to a total of six billion euros the aid to be granted to Turkey until 2018, which is intended to improve the living conditions of the 2.7 million Syrian refugees in the country.
According to Erdogan, Turkey has so far received only less than two billion euros. "[European] Governments are not being honest," Erdogan told German public television ARD.
"Three million Syrians, or people from Iraq, are now in Turkey. (...) The European Union has not fulfilled what they promised in this matter”, he said.
According to the Turkish President, the expenses of Turkey in aiding Syrian refugees have amounted to 12 billion euros so far.
Authorities from the group with the world's biggest economies, the G7, want to see the beginning of the negotiations on the British exit from the European Union, says the French minister of finance, Mishel Sapin.
"In order for the markets to react well, for everything to remain under control, there is a need to start negotiations soon" said Sapin to Reuters when questioned about the conversations relating to the so-called Brexit, during a meeting of G7 representatives this past Saturday (22).
"We now must be sure about deadlines. By saying that we don't mean to put unnecessary pressure on British authorities, but because I believe this is what the whole world, all the observers and markets need" said Sapin as he left a meeting with the finance ministers and presidents of the Federal Reserves (?) of the G7 countries.
The discussion in G7 occurred at the same time as a meeting in China with representatives from the larger group G20, which encompasses several of the world's biggest economies.
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