Committee takes evidence on CSDP missions and UK co-operation post-Brexit

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08 March 2018

The EU External Affairs Sub-Committee holds a double evidence session as part of its inquiry, Brexit: Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions, with Lord Ricketts and Pierre Vimont.


Thursday 8 March 2018, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.05am

  • Lord Ricketts, former British Ambassador to France

At 11.00am

  • Mr Pierre Vimont, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe

Likely questions

  • What is your assessment of the importance of Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions to the UK's pursuit of its foreign policy priorities?
  • Should CSDP missions be part of a transitional arrangement between the UK and the EU?
  • How might UK participation in CSDP missions be achieved in practice? What might be the most workable option for co-operation?
  • Will Brexit lead to a further increase of UK-French bilateral security and defence co-operation? How might this relate to the UK's relationship on defence and security with the EU?

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