How post-Brexit Britain can stay engaged with Brussels

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UK-EU Relations


A precondition for close foreign policy cooperation is that the government “recognizes that the EU is a legitimate foreign policy actor, which is qualitatively different from other international organizations,” said Malcolm Chalmers, deputy director of the RUSI think tank, adding this is “likely to be difficult for the current government to accept.” There should also be a program of staff exchanges between the EU’s External Action Service (EEAS) and military staff, and the corresponding ministries and agencies in London, Chalmers added. Such a scheme works well already for France and the U.S. and could help smooth cooperation, he said.