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On 11 January 2018, the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee considered a Council Decision establishing Permanent Structured Co-operation (PESCO) and determining the list of Participating Member States.
The Committee decided to hold the item under scrutiny and write to the Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan MP, to ask questions including:
The Minister has now responded to the Committee's letter.
Update -On 10 January 2019, the Committee considered a Council Decision amending and updating the list of projects to be developed under PESCO. The Committee decided to write to the Minister, asking him:
Please see the Committee’s letter to the Minister, dated 10 January 2019, further below for the full extent of questions asked.
In his letter dated 11 July 2019, the Minister updated the Committee stating that negotiations are ongoing and no final decision had been made.
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