|European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
|Journal | Series | Blog, Report
It was time to develop a new EU-UK security partnership that enhances Europe’s security and power in the world, according to the conclusionsn in March 2018 of a European reflection group led by Marta Dassù, Wolfgang Ischinger, Pierre Vimont, and Robert Cooper that was initiated by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).
As EU leaders headed to the European Council in March 2018 to sign off on the transitional arrangements for the period after the UK’s departure from the EU, the ECFR report argued that a transition period would also be needed in the field of intra-EU security to ensure that co-operation from cyber to policing did not become impossible after March 2019. The report’s authors therefore supported the idea of a treaty on internal security and law enforcement after the transitional period elapsed. After Brexit, protecting Europe would require flexible arrangements to encourage security cooperation between the EU and the UK. The dynamics of the Brexit negotiations should not be allowed to reduce the chances of a creative deal in this area that would be to the benefit of all sides.
|Justice and Home Affairs, Security and Defence
|Countries / Regions
|Europe, United Kingdom