European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

Summary: The EUISS is the EU’s in-house Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) think tank. It is based in Paris with a link office in Brussels. It has a staff of 40.

At stake: Having a pet think tank encourages normalising the EU as the default location through which to run all CFSP issues.EUISS

What they say: “The EUISS is now an integral part of the structures that underpin the further development of the CFSP/CSDP” – EUISS website

Exposure: Funding is by member states based on GDP share. UK support should fall away, but there is a risk of HMG or UK quangos continuing to subsidise or commission inherently biased research.

Action: A clear cut is needed, from this and a number of other pro-EU think tanks.

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