European defence: where is it heading?

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Series Details No.8216 (01.05.18)
Publication Date 01/05/2018
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In the light of Brexit, an increasingly assertive Russia and the unpredictable attitude of the current US administration toward European security, there was since 2017 a political appetite within the EU for progress in the development of the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy.

Much had been achieved in the last few years and without the UK, which had historically opposed deeper defence integration, Brexit undoubtedly offered opportunities. The question was: how far would the EU at 27 be willing to go?

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ECFR: Commentary, 01.02.18: The Brexit threat to Britain's defence industry (et al)
ESO: Find further information in ESO on European defence cooperation

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