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EU External Relations

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether defence attachés or military representatives of EU member states will form part of the EU’s proposed External Action Service; and if he will make a statement. (204574)

There have not yet been any detailed discussions on the organisation and functioning of the European External Action Service (EEAS), but its creation will have no impact on the ability of national Defence Attaches and Military Representatives to perform their bilateral representative duties. The decision to launch the EEAS will not be taken until after the Treaty enters into force.