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The UK, the EU and European Security: A German Perspective

Germany may not necessarily seize the opportunities for defence and foreign-policy leadership that could be opened up by a British exit from the EU

While German commentators and politicians are primarily concerned with the economic impact of a possible ‘Brexit’ and the loss of a partner in EU economic negotiations, David Cameron’s speech has also raised questions about the future of European security. For some in Berlin, the CSDP is unworkable without British participation; for others, the removal of the British veto would enable progress on CSDP institutions, long desired by Berlin. Here, Kempin and Mawdsley explore th

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