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Title: The Brexit threat to Britain's defence industry
Author: Witney, Nick
Publisher: European Council on Foreign Relations, 2018
Series/Date: Commentary 01.02.18
Source Origin: Professional/public/political organisation, Think Tank
Source Type: News, Blog/Journal/Series
Notes: ECFR has enlisted a panel of four of the most experienced security figures from across Europe to identify ways for post-Brexit Britain to stay close to the EU on defence and security matters. As well as the strategic dimension they will also consider defence industry relations; and in this area recent developments in Europe have added a new dimension of complexity.

Britain’s departure from the EU will damage both parties – the UK especially, but the EU27 as well. So why not cut the Brits a special deal? Because the legal and political obstacles look, at first sight, insuperable. Yet unless ways can be found over or round them, the last major piece of the UK’s manufacturing industry may find itself progressively shut out of Europe and facing a bleak future.
Source URL: http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_the_brexit_threat_to_britains_defence_industry
Homepage URL: http://ecfr.eu/
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Keywords: Brexit Debate - United Kingdom and the European Union - Referendum, 23 June 2016 - Challenges - After the referendum - The results / result - Article 50 - Post-Brexit - European defence cooperation - Defence and security partnership - Collective capability - Defence industries - European Defence Fund - European Defence Action Plan
Subjects:  7.12.d - Defence industry
Geographic Indicators:  United Kingdom: External
 United Kingdom: Internal

Following the decision of the United Kingdom in the referendum of June 2016 to leave the European Union and the ensuing negotiations Britain claimed it still wanted to maintain a close security relationship with its European partners.

Other further related developments

+ the EU agreed on further steps towards European defence cooperation
+ French President's Macron's European Intervention Initiative.
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