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UK participation in CSDP missions and operations after Brexit report debated

13 May 2019

House of Lords debates the European Union Committee's report, Brexit: Common Security and Defence Policy missions and operations on 15 May 2019.

The EU External Affairs Sub-Committee's inquiry considered what the UK's future participation in Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions and operations might look like after Brexit. The report concluded how after Brexit, it is unlikely the UK will have the influence it currently enjoys in the development, planning and leadership of CSDP missions and operations. To maintain engagement with the EU on wider security and defence, the Committee recommended the Government should negotiate observer status in the Political and Security Committee after Brexit and invest significant resources in Brussels and in Member States' capitals. 

Speakers in the debate

Members of the House of Lords who are due to speak in the debate can be viewed on the Speaker's List.

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