|Author (Corporate)||United Kingdom: Department for Exiting the European Union|
|Series Title||Policy Paper|
|Series Details||May 2018|
This policy paper from the Department for Exiting the European Union in the United Kingdom published in May 2018 explained the UK Government's vision for a future UK-EU Security Partnership.
In addition, further related Policy Papers were published on the 24 May 2018
+ Technical note on consultation and cooperation on external security
As the UK prepared to leave the EU it was unconditionally committed to European security and wanted to work closely with its European partners to keep all citizens safe.
The UK wished to develop a new partnership with the EU which built on the breadth and depth of shared interests and values, and went beyond any existing third country arrangements.
The presentation focused on how the UK would look to achieve this vision. It covered both internal and external security, and would form the basis of ongoing negotiations with the EU.
The future of EU foreign, security, and defence policy post Brexit
The EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / European Commission Vice-President Federica Mogherini presented the EU's vision in response in a speech at an event The future of EU foreign, security, and defence policy post Brexit held at the EU Institute for Security Studies on the 14 May 2018. Also taking part in this event was Michel Barnier, the EU Chief Negotiator on Article 50 TEU Negotiations with the United Kingdom.
Both of them stressed that it was impossible to separate the security and defence interests and policies of the EU and the UK, and that the clear interests of respective governments and peoples pointed to strong cooperation in the future. However, they also highlighted that the decision by the UK to leave the EU would inevitably have consequences.
Ongoing tensions relating to future UK participation in the Galileo programme was indicative of the challenges of creating a positive new security relationship.
Technical note on consultation and cooperation on external security
The note outlined options for future UK-EU consultation and cooperation arrangements across foreign policy, common security and defence policy (CSDP), defence capabilities and development and external instruments.
Technical note on security, law enforcement and criminal justice
The note provided analysis of the existing precedents for cooperation between the EU and third countries in the area of security, law enforcement and criminal justice before setting out the UK’s proposals for a new internal security treaty with the EU for future cooperation across these areas.
Technical note on UK's participation in Galileo
The note sets out the UK’s position on participation in the Galileo programme
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs, Security and Defence|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, United Kingdom|