Can the European Political Community be a bridge between the UK and the EU? - Foundation Office United Kingdom and Ireland
This policy brief, the first in the CER-KAS series “Shared Values, Common Challenges - UK-European Security Co-operation after the War in Ukraine”, assesses the EPC’s potential to foster closer UK-EU ties.
Can the EPC create new channels of communication and lead to closer relations?
Can it function as a forum to address shared challenges?
What kind of structure should the EPC have to be as effective as possible as a forum for co-operation?
And what are the main barriers to the EPC’s success as a UK-EU bridge?
The brief concludes that the EPC can help rebuild trust between the UK and the EU, promote closer dialogue and serve as a forum for Europe and the UK to discuss shared challenges, particularly relating to security, and potentially serve as an incubator for concrete co-operation projects.
However, much depends on the EPC’s evolution, which will be influenced by many factors other than UK-EU relations.