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5. Supportive Business Environment; Learning, Skills and Well-being; Infrastructure Development and Place; Effective Government; and Equity
6. Europe 2020: Scottish National Reform Programme 2013, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/04/9331.
7. The EU launched the Lisbon strategy for growth and jobs in 2000 as a response to globalisation. Its aim was for the EU and its member countries to cooperate on reforms aimed at generating growth and more and better jobs by investing in people's skills, the greening of the economy and innovation.
8. Sources: Scotland: Labour Force Survey (not seasonally adjusted), ONS (Jul-Sep 2013); European Union: Eurostat.
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14. Stability and convergence programmes are prepared by Member States to present their medium term budgetary strategy. Euro members produce a Stability Programme, whilst non-Euro Member States submit a Convergence Programme.
15. Europe 2020: UK National Reform Programme 2013, http://ec.europa.eu/europe2020/pdf/nd/nrp2013_uk_en.pdf
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19. Source: SG calculations based on THE World University Rankings 2013-14 and World Bank population data
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21. As above
22. A point expressed by experts giving evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the EU, 10th Report (Session 2007-08) assessing the impact of the Lisbon Treaty. See in particular evidence cited in Chapter 4, especially at 4.37-4.64. The same point is made by Miller, V. "Voting behavior in the EU Council", SN/IA/6646 House of Commons Library.
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28. WTO Country Profiles: http://stat.wto.org/CountryProfile/WSDBCountryPFView.aspx?Language=E&Country=E27
29. An overview of these studies is provided in the following report: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/227069/2901084_SingleMarket_acc.pdf
30. Review of the Balance of Competencies between the United Kingdom and the European Union: The Single Market, July 2013, https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/227069/2901084_SingleMarket_acc.pdf
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35. European Union Finances 2012: statement on the 2012 EU Budget and measures to counter fraud and financial management, HM Treasury, July 2012
36. In 2010 there were 10 net contributors to the EU Budget: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Finland and Cyprus.
37. Productivity in the UK 6: Progress and New Evidence, HM Treasury: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http:/www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/ent_prod_index.htm
38. Global Connections Survey 2011, Scottish Government, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/statistics/browse/economy/exports/GCSIntroduction
39. Timing of the survey means that Croatia was not included.
41. The United Kingdom Balance of Payments - The Pink Book 2013 Dataset, http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/bop/united-kingdom-balance-of-payments/2013/tsd-pink-book-2013-time-series.html (figures are not seasonally adjusted)
42. The EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement in Practise, http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2011/october/tradoc_148303.pdf
44. European Competitiveness Report 2007, European Commission
45. For example, analysis by Harris & Moffat (2013) finds that over the period 1997-2008, "…foreign-owned firms contributed relatively more to aggregate productivity growth than UK-owned plants over the period." The Contribution of FDI to Productivity Growth in Britain, 1997-2008, Harris and Moffat, March 2013
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49. Foreign Direct Investment Involving UK Companies, 2011, February 2013, http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/fdi/foreign-direct-investment/2011-ma4/stb-ma4-2011.html
50. Fiscal Commission Working Group - First Report - Macroeconomic Framework, February 2013, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/02/3017
51. British Council, Erasmus Participation Statistics, http://www.britishcouncil.org/erasmus-facts-and-figures.htm
52. European Union Finances 2012: statement on the 2012 EU Budget and measures to counter fraud and financial management, HM Treasury, July 2012
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54. Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland 2011-12, March 2013, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/03/1859
55. Scotland performs well in relation to the three key world rankings for universities; the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities.
56. Scottish Enterprise Source Book 2012
58. E.g. see discussion of the assets of research in Scotland at - www.universities-scotland.ac.uk/uploads/Researchbrief2011-final%282110511%29.pdf
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70. Signatories include: Sir Richard Branson, founder, Virgin Group; Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, deputy chairman, Scottish Power; Dame Helen Alexander, chairman, UBM; Sir Michael Rake, chairman, BT; Sir Roger Carr, chairman, Centrica; Sir Nigel Sheinwald, non-executive director, Shell; Sir Andrew Cahn, former head of UKTI; Sir Win Bishoff, chairman, Lloyds Banking group, David Cruickshank, chairman, Deloitte LLP, Nicolas Petrovic, CEO, Eurostar among others
73. David Edward, Scottish Future Forum, 17 December 2012 http://www.scottishconstitutionalfutures.org/OpinionandAnalysis/ViewBlogPost/tabid/1767/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/852/David-Edward-Scotland-and-the-European-Union.aspx
74. Crawford and Boyle, 2012
75. The detailed negotiations for the accession of Austria, Sweden, Finland and Norway took just over 13 months to conclude (see European Commission Report on accession negotiations dated 26 April 1994). This relatively short negotiating period reflected (a) the fact that each country was by then part of the European Economic Space and, as such, was generally compliant with the EU internal market rules and (b) a determination both by the European Commission and the candidate countries to bring the negotiations to a speedy conclusion. As Scotland is already compliant with all EU rules, it would seem possible to conclude discussions around Scotland's terms of membership even more speedily.
76. In accordance with Article 17 TEU
77. Fiscal Commission Working Group First Report - Annex; Assessment of key currency options, February 2013; http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/02/3017
78. Although the currencies of some EU countries are currently pegged to the euro as part of the conditions for joining the Eurozone (through the Exchange Rate Mechanism II).
80. 2006 German World Cup and other major events
81. Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia and Romania are not yet fully-fledged members of the Schengen area. Border controls between them and the Schengen area are maintained until the EU Council decides that the conditions for abolishing internal border controls have been met.
83. Dail Eireann, Written Answers, http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/dail1995031400024?opendocument
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