Nigel Inkster, former MI6 board member, and Nick Witney, former chief executive of the European Defence Agency and co-director of ECFR's European Power programme, give us their perspectives.

Whilst the British referendum is fast approching, opinions on the benefit of EU membership diverge immensely. Nigel Inkster, former MI6 board member, and Nick Witney, former chief executive of the European Defence Agency and co-director of ECFR's European Power programme, give us their perspectives.

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