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EU Defence Policy

Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN 247681, tabled on 25 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which European defence structures the Withdrawal Agreement makes provision for the UK to remain in after the UK has left the EU.

Answered on

30 April 2019

The Withdrawal Agreement sets out the terms for the UK’s departure from the EU, including the implementation period. When the UK leaves the EU we will also leave all EU defence structures. The Political Declaration outlines the framework for the future UK-EU relationship, including close cooperation on security and defence. The UK will retain our leading role in NATO which is the cornerstone of the Euro-Atlantic defence.