Brexit: A paradoxical effect on the EU’s defence policy?

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Britain’s decision on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union is a serious blow to Europe’s framework. Will it, however, have a negative impact on the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)? Not necessarily.

By Nicolas Gros-Verheyde, editor-in-chief of Bruxelles2, author of the handbook on Europe’s Common Security and Defence Policy

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La décision prise par les Britanniques, le 23 juin 2016, de quitter l’Union européenne est un coup dur pour la construction européenne. Pour autant aura-t-il un impact négatif sur la Politique de sécurité et de défense commune (PSDC)… Pas si sûr.

Par Nicolas Gros-Verheyde, rédacteur en chef de Bruxelles2, auteur du manuel sur la Politique européene de sécurité et de défense commune

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