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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading EU Defence Policy more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are currently involved in the negotiations over the Permanent Structured Cooperation and the European Defence Fund; if so, which government department is leading on those negotiations; and (1) when, (2) where, and (3) with whom, the last meeting was held. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As a full EU Member State, the UK continues to participate in meetings and discussions regarding EU defence initiatives including Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and the European Defence Fund (EDF).</p><p> </p><p>The UK has not joined PESCO but recognises its potential to support increased defence investment in Europe and the development of capabilities that contribute to NATO. As a non-participating Member State the UK has no voting rights on PESCO matters, but we do contribute to discussions where appropriate. Any future UK participation in PESCO projects will be subject to the rules governing third country access that are still being negotiated by PESCO Participating Member States.</p><p> </p><p>The Political Declaration provides the option for the UK to participate in capability projects through the EDF, subject to conditions in Union Law. The UK has contributed to discussions about the draft EDF Regulations. Any UK participation in EDF projects would need to be aligned with our requirements and represent value for money.</p><p> </p><p>EU Defence Ministers last discussed PESCO and the EDF at the May Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) in Brussels.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence is the Government department with responsibility for EDF and PESCO matters.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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