REPORT: The future of the EU-UK security relationship seen from Central Europe

On 9th of April, the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels hosted the roundtable "The future of the EU-UK security relationship seen from Central Europe". The report from the discussion organized by the Brussels office of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and the Think Visegrad platform is now available.

The debate covered a wide range of topics surrounding the future security relationship between the EU and UK in the light of the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Mutual interdependence between the UK and the EU was acknowledged, however the omnipresent will for close future cooperation in the field of security faces many practical challenges of UK’s upcoming third country status. Participation of third countries in various EU projects remains problematic and UK’s position will be -at least at the beginning – even worse than other non-EU states, as many of those already have certain aspects of cooperation covered by bilateral agreements.

The round table took place on Tuesday, April 9 from 4PM till 6PM at Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU (Rue Caroly 15, 1050 Brussels).

Opening remarks by:

  • H.E. Tomáš Szunyog, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the PSC
  • H.E. Paul Johnston, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the PSC
  • Tania Latici, Policy Analyst, European Parliament Research Service (Belgium)
  • Piotr Szymanski, Research Fellow, Center for Eastern Studies (Poland)

Moderator: Martin Michelot, Deputy Director, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

The event is hosted by the Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the PSC, H.E. Tomáš Szunyog.

You can download the full report through the PDF button on the right of this article. Pictures are available on our Facebook page.

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Zuzana Stuchlíková
Associate Research Fellow

Expertise: Central Europe, EU Institutions

Martin Michelot
Senior Associate Research Fellow

Expertise: NATO and transatlantic security, European foreign policy and defense, French politics, elections and society, Visegrad Four and Central Europe, EU institutional issues

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