The Government's proposals for a future security partnership with the European Union

Press quote (House of Commons Defence Committee Report)
08 June 2018

Sophia Besch a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform told the Committeethat CSDP was not at the heart of the UK’s strategic thinking and priorities but that the UK did have an interest in influencing the strategic and regional priorities in the debate on European Security. She suggested that the limited number of troops that the UK had provided to EU missions and operations had influenced the debate in Europe around whether the UK was a valuable part of CSDP.

Sophia's oral evidence is quoted on the following pages: p.13, p.14, p.15, p.16, p.18, p.19.