A Common European Defence Market – How to Tackle Fragmentation

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Among the main targets of European defence initiatives is the fragmentation and inefficiency of the European defence market. European Union member states currently procure 80% of their defence equipment nationally. According to a European Commission estimate, this leads to a loss of around 50 billion € in opportunity costs per year. Fostering a more collaborative defence market will be a key if policy makers in Europe wish for more capable and interoperable armed forces.

But how would a more efficient market look like in terms of the arms industry, export rules and procurement practice? What can the EU and its member states do to make the required changes happen? Does Europe need a common defence market in order to have a European army?


We are looking forward to welcoming you to the third and last event of our Overcoming Obstacles Series a joint Event Series with EUROMIL



Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Registration & Light Lunch: 12:00h

Event: 12.30-14.00h


Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation,

Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels


Kindly register for this event by 04 June 2018 at: https://tinyurl.com/EuropeanDefenceMarket *




Sebastian Vagt

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom



Pierre Delsaux

Deputy Director-General

DG GROW, European Commission



Kai Küstner

Brussels Correspondent

ARD, German Radio


Closing Remarks:

Emmanuel Jacob

European Organisation of Military Associations




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