The EU released its draft framework for a future relationship with the United Kingdom on 22 November. It embraces all envisioned aspects between the two sides after Brexit and will be endorsed by EU leaders and UK Prime Minister Theresa May at an extraordinary summit in Brussels on 25 November.
The 36-page political declaration strives for “an ambitious, broad, deep, and flexible partnership” in defence, security, trade and economic co-operation, law enforcement, criminal justice, foreign policy, and other sectors.
For defence, it says the future relationship should benefit from research and industrial co-operation in European collaborative projects to “promote interoperability and joint effectiveness of their armed forces”.
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