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New blow for Sturgeon as German ambassador says an independent Scotland WOULD have to adopt the euro

Nicola Sturgeon struck another blow when the German ambassador suggested that an independent Scotland should adopt the euro within the EU

  • The German ambassador suggests that an independent Scotland should join the euro
  • Miguel Berger says countries know they have to adopt currency when they join the EU
  • Nicola Sturgeon has previously said that the euro is not the ‘right option’ for her country

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Nicola Sturgeon was dealt another blow today when the German ambassador to the UK suggested that an independent Scotland should adopt the euro within the EU.

Miguel Berger pointed out how countries that have already applied to join the bloc – such as Albania, Moldova, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – all knew they would have to adopt the single currency.

His comments threatened to further derail Mrs Sturgeon’s drive to split the United Kingdom.

The Scottish First Minister has previously insisted that if Scotland were to vote for independence, it could rejoin the EU.

But the SNP leader has admitted joining the euro would not be the ‘right option’ for her country.

She has instead laid out plans for Scotland to have its own currency within five years of leaving the UK.

Mr Berger’s suggestion that Scotland could not be a member of the EU without adopting the euro will be taken by Mrs Sturgeon’s opponents as the latest unraveling of her independence proposals.

The Prime Minister last month saw the Supreme Court reject her attempt to hold another independence referendum without Westminster’s prior approval.

Miguel Berger, The German Ambassador To The Uk, Pointed Out How Countries That Have Already Applied To Join The Eu All Knew They Would Have To Adopt The Single Euro

Miguel Berger, the German ambassador to the UK, pointed out how countries that have already applied to join the EU all knew they would have to adopt the single euro

The German Diplomat'S Comments Threatened To Further Derail Nicola Sturgeon'S Attempt To Break Up The Uk

The German Diplomat'S Comments Threatened To Further Derail Nicola Sturgeon'S Attempt To Break Up The Uk

The German diplomat’s comments threatened to further derail Nicola Sturgeon’s attempt to break up the UK

Ms Sturgeon Has Previously Admitted That Joining The Euro Would Not Be The 'Right Option' For An Independent Scotland

Ms Sturgeon Has Previously Admitted That Joining The Euro Would Not Be The 'Right Option' For An Independent Scotland

Ms Sturgeon has previously admitted that joining the euro would not be the ‘right option’ for an independent Scotland

Speaking to Sky News’ Sophy Ridge On Sunday, Berger stressed he didn’t want to “discuss internal issues” about British politics.

But the German ambassador added: ‘Let me put it this way; every country that joins the EU – we are currently negotiating with some countries in the Western Balkans – knows that they have to adopt the euro.’

Mr Berger also welcomed recent speculation that the UK government could pursue a Swiss relationship with the EU in new discussions over post-Brexit trade deals.

Despite Prime Minister Rishi Sunak recently rejecting such reports, the German ambassador said: “We don’t need to go into details about the Swiss model.

“But we see it as very positive that the government or parts of the government are thinking about how they can get a better and closer relationship with the European Union.”

He added: ‘In Germany there is clearly a lot of interest in having the UK as close to Europe and Germany as possible.’

Mr Berger described Mr Sunak’s “openness” to engaging with the EU and said he was “cautiously optimistic” about a deal to end the current dispute between the UK and Brussels over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

In October, the Scottish Government released a new document outlining its economic proposals for an independent Scotland.

It proposed that an independent Scotland ‘continue to use sterling for a while before moving to our policy of adopting a Scottish pound’ administered by a Scottish central bank.

Ms Sturgeon also reiterated her wish for an independent Scotland to join the EU, but denied that this would put her country on track to adopt the euro.

“Leaving aside my preferences, I don’t think Scotland would automatically be eligible to join the euro,” she said.

“I don’t think it’s the right option for Scotland.”

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