Scotland’s Sturgeon to meet EU’s Juncker on Wednesday

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon listens in the debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood in Edinburgh

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday afternoon, Juncker’s spokeswoman said.

The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. local time (1500 GMT).

Sturgeon is already set to meet European Parliament leaders on Wednesday morning to seek a way for Scotland to remain in the European Union.

Scotland voted decisively to stay in the EU in last week’s referendum, putting it at odds with the United Kingdom as a whole, which voted in favor of Brexit.

(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)