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Germany: SNP leader Sturgeon vows to 'avert' no-deal Brexit on visit to Berlin02:56

Germany: SNP leader Sturgeon vows to 'avert' no-deal Brexit on visit to Berlin

Germany, Berlin
September 18, 2019 at 11:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon expressed her opposition to Brexit during a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday.

Sturgeon said that she hoped Scotland would remain a part of the EU "for many years to come," and stated her predictions that "over the next few years Scotland will become independent and become an independent member of the EU."

"Scotland didn't vote for Brexit so we will continue to expend our energies on trying to stop Brexit happening or look for ways in which Scotland can maintain our membership of the EU," she stated.

She stressed that her party would "continue to do everything we can to avert Brexit and certainly avert a no-deal Brexit."

Scotland voted remain in the UK's 2016 referendum with a majority of 62 percent.

The first minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader is in Berlin to develop Scotland's political and economic ties with Germany, according to the Scottish government's official website. Germany accounted for 7.2 percent of Scotland's international exports in 2017, making it the country's fourth largest export market, according to the Scottish government. The total value of exports amounted to £2.3 billion (€2.59 billion/$2.87 billion), up from £1.91 billion (€2.16 billion/$2.38 billion) in 2016.

Germany: SNP leader Sturgeon vows to 'avert' no-deal Brexit on visit to Berlin02:56
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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon expressed her opposition to Brexit during a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday.

Sturgeon said that she hoped Scotland would remain a part of the EU "for many years to come," and stated her predictions that "over the next few years Scotland will become independent and become an independent member of the EU."

"Scotland didn't vote for Brexit so we will continue to expend our energies on trying to stop Brexit happening or look for ways in which Scotland can maintain our membership of the EU," she stated.

She stressed that her party would "continue to do everything we can to avert Brexit and certainly avert a no-deal Brexit."

Scotland voted remain in the UK's 2016 referendum with a majority of 62 percent.

The first minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader is in Berlin to develop Scotland's political and economic ties with Germany, according to the Scottish government's official website. Germany accounted for 7.2 percent of Scotland's international exports in 2017, making it the country's fourth largest export market, according to the Scottish government. The total value of exports amounted to £2.3 billion (€2.59 billion/$2.87 billion), up from £1.91 billion (€2.16 billion/$2.38 billion) in 2016.