Plugging in the British: EU Foreign Policy

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Series Details March 2018
Publication Date 06/03/2018
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Plugging the UK into EU co-operation on foreign and defence policy may not be straightforward. In particular, the EU and the UK both want to preserve their decision-making autonomy after Brexit. The UK cannot expect a veto in EU discussions of foreign policy. But it should seek a treaty, like Canada’s, to ensure that its voice is always heard; and it should maintain formal and informal channels of communication to the EU institutions and the member-states. Both the EU and the UK seem to think that foreign policy co-operation could form part of an agreement separate from any future trade agreement, and that the new arrangements could enter into force during the transition period.

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The UK in a Changing Europe, 12.02.18: Brexit hokey cokey: the UK may be in (and out) of EU foreign policy, security and defence policy during transition
United Kingdom: Department for Exiting the European Union: Foreign policy, defence and development: a future partnership paper (GOV.UK, 2017)
Blog: EU Law Analysis, 25.09.17: UK/EU Security Cooperation After Brexit: the UK Government’s Future Partnership Papers
National Institute Economic Review No.238, November 2016: The UK and EU foreign, security and defence policy after Brexit: integrated, associated or detached

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