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On 7 March 2019, RUSI and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) hosted a half-day workshop. This brought together leading UK and German parliamentarians, and leading security and defence experts from both countries to discuss the most salient threats to European security. The workshop was divided into two sessions:
- Home Alone? Organising Security in Europe in Times of Insecure Alliances.
- How to Deal with Russia?
Two subject specialists, one from the UK and the other from Germany, delivered opening remarks at the start of each session. This was followed by political remarks from a member of the House of Commons and a member of the Bundestag. Each session then moved into unattributable group discussion.
BANNER IMAGE: The joint notification for the EU's Permanent Structured Cooperation on Defence (PESCO) is signed in Brussels, November 2017. The workshop heard that post-Brexit, further discussion should be had to establish how non-EU states can be integrated into PESCO-led projects. Courtesy of Wikimedia/Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).