MEP’s push the EU Commission to retain the Erasmus student exchange programme for those Scotland and Wales.
In a plot that’s going to anger Boris Johnson, a group of MEP’s are pushing the EU Commission to retain the Erasmus student exchange programme for those in Scotland and Wales.
This arrangement is already being looked at by both trade committee and the committee on foreign affairs in the EU.
German Green Party MEP’s together with 144 colleagues have sent an urgent letter to the EU Commission saying: “Together with 144 colleagues – I have sent this letter to the Commission:
“To explore ways for Scotland and Wales to stay in Erasmus.
“For me, it is also a tribute to all the wonderful people who made me feel welcome and at home in Edinburgh during my own Erasmus year.”
“There is one last chance to save Erasmus. The European Parliament still has to give its assent to the deal. It could make this assent conditional on the UK’s full participation in Erasmus.”
“It would be perfectly within its gift to demand that Erasmus continues uninterrupted for all EU and British students.
“It would not be the first time that the EP requires changes to an agreement already negotiated by the Commission and Erasmus really should not be sacrificed on the altar of Brexit.”
Both committed to continuing to work together to explore all options for Scotland’s future involvement 🏴 pic.twitter.com/ldtUF0QT6D
— Scotland House Brussels (@ScotlandHouseEU) February 4, 2021