Today, discussions commence in Brussels regarding the future of Greece as part of the Eurozone.  This is the first meeting with the EuroGroup and there will be further discussions this week.  This does appear to have an impact on the € and questions are being asked about a Grexit.

Elsewhere in Brussels, the Committees of the European Parliament are meeting with the Committees on Economic & Monetary Affairs, Employment & Social Affairs and Industry, Research & Energy already well under way.

In Westminster, on Tuesday we have the Committee stage of the EU Referedum Bill – being lead by the Chancellor, George Osborne, on the floor of the house of Commons.  Wednesday sees the highlight of the political week at Westminster with Questions to the Prime Minister and on Thursday it is likely that there could be clarification on the ending of subsidies on onshore renewables energy with Energy & Climate Change Questions oening the parliamentary day.

In Holyrood the main legislation for debate is that of early release of offenders and also the Mental Health (Scotland) Bill.  Thursday sees the final First Minister’s Questions before the summer recess which commences on Friday.

It should be noted as far as MSPs are concerned, recess simply means that they will not be travelling to Edinburgh. Many will be working in their constituencies and can be contacted at their constituency offices.

Moreover, it should be noted that many Scottish Local Authorities will also hold their final full meeting before their summr vacation this week also.

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