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Post-Brexit foreign and defence co-operation with the EU explored

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06 July 2017

The EU External Affairs Sub-Committee holds a double evidence session with Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Lord Hague of Richmond and Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, and Ms Ana Palacio, former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) post-Brexit.

Witnesses

Thursday 6 July, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.05am

  • Baroness Ashton of Upholland
  • Lord Hague of Richmond; and
  • Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

At 11.15am

  • Ms Ana Palacio, Council of State for Spain

Likely questions

  • How important is the EU's common foreign and security policy (CFSP) to the UK in achieving its foreign policy goals?
  • What would be the impact of Brexit on the UK's influence on foreign policy making by the EU and its Member States?
  • What advantages and disadvantages would there be for the UK to co-operate with the EU on sanctions after Brexit?
  • Would it be in the UK's interest to participate in CSDP missions after Brexit, such as Operation Sophia, EULEX Kosovo, or Operation Atalanta? Would the UK have a say in the planning of these operations?

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