This book explores the viability of future UK-EU internal security arrangements, including their impact on the UK’s security and international standing, by departing from the current relationship between the two parties, discussing on-going negotiations, and addressing the main political and legal concerns arising from different possible arrangements. As the UK prepares to leave the EU, it is faced with having to develop new forms of cooperation with its neighbours to fight ever more transnational security threats, as well as new strategies to maintain its leading role as an international security actor. As outlined in this introductory chapter, the book has three main objectives: to contribute to the general knowledge on the risks and opportunities associated with the disentanglement of the UK from European internal security cooperation; to clarify some of the debates currently taking place within the context of the negotiations; and to inform the policy discussions which form the basis of proposed cooperation models, and which are likely to shape the future UK-EU security relationship significantly.
KeywordsEuropean union Brexit Area of Freedom, Security and Justice Political and legal consequences
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