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EU Defence Policy

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 198382, tabled on 3 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which European Union Permanent Structured Cooperation projects the UK plans to participate in after the UK leaves the EU.

Answered on

6 December 2018

The UK has not joined Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), but recognises its potential to support increased defence investment in Europe and the development of capabilities that contribute to NATO. The Government is scrutinising the current list of PESCO projects to identify which of those we might have an interest in, or be able to add value to, as a third country. Our future participation is subject to the rules governing third country access that are still being negotiated by PESCO Participating Member States.

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