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EU Foreign, Security, & Defence Policy after Brexit

How will Brexit impact the EU’s foreign and security policy and future cooperation between the EU and UK in this policy domain? Does Brexit create an opportunity for more defence integration in Europe by removing the UK veto, or will the damage from losing British military capabilities be too great?

Brexit will significantly impact both EU and UK security and defence policies by removing Britain’s considerable capabilities from the EU arsenal, while closing off the access to the Union’s agencies and structures. How the EU deals with these changes, and how they affect new initiatives, will shape its ability to deal with present and future security threats. This event launched of the Dahrendorf Forum Working Paper “Known Unknowns: EU foreign, security, and defence policy after Brexit [1]”.

The authors, Monika Sus and Benjamin Martill, presented and discussed their findings. Commentary was given by Helmut K. Anheier, Academic Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, Clemens Kohnen, Deputy European Correspondent at the German Foreign Office, and Annegret Bendiek, Senior Associate at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP).

The discussion followed the Chatham House rule, and was restricted to invited experts from academia and politics.