UK has much to offer EU on foreign and security policy but needs to spell out how it will work

14 Sep 2017 09:54 AM

Open Europe’s Stephen Booth argues that the Government’s paper on foreign policy and defence cooperation is a useful summary and assessment of the status quo. However, if the UK wants to convince the EU27 it is serious about a “deep and special partnership” it should make specific proposals for post-Brexit cooperation in foreign and security policy sooner rather than later.

It is a comprehensive and useful summary of the Government’s assessment of EU cooperation in these fields so far and how this promotes shared UK-EU interests. It also details the UK’s extensive contribution to European security to date.

For more details see Open Europe’s website