March 2016 - In its Roadmap towards a European Defence Action Plan of November 2015, the European Commission highlights actions to support a more efficient internal market for defence, including the implementation of the Transfers Directive 2009/43/EC and the achievement of a comprehensive EU-wide Security of Supply Regime. These two perspectives are inter-related. According to the European Commission, one of the objectives of the Transfers Directive is to “enhance competitiveness and confidence in the security of supply of products provided by European companies in other Member States”. Therefore, measures aimed at making the Transfers Directive more effective should be considered in the light of the objective of achieving a comprehensive security of supply regime in the EU.
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