Brexit: Its implications on European Union’s Defence Policy

Brexit: Its implications on European Union’s Defence Policy

On Thursday 23rd of June 2016, through an historic referendum, British people voted for their exit, or Brexit, from the European Union (EU). The “leave” vote won by 52% to 48%1 . The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting2 . Mrs Theresa May (current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) has confirmed that Britain is leaving the single market to regain control over immigration and end the supremacy of EU laws3 . 

Participation and support of members are necessary for the legitimacy of institutions. Withdrawals of members represents a challenge to its legitimacy…

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