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Implementing the 2009/43/EC directive

by Szymon Z. Jagiello, researcher-stagiaire at GRIP

23 June 2011


In 2009, jointly with the Parliament, the European Commission adopted the 2009/43/EC directive aimed at liberalizing de defense European market by harmonizing the national legislations of EU member states, which have until June 30, 2011 to implement it in their national legislations. Nonetheless, it presently has been observed that the transposition process entails some deficiencies, namely delays in the transposition process by some EU countries, the emergence of divergent viewpoints regarding the perimeters of licences and certifications, and a lack of transparency by certain EU members.

Key words : Directive, European Union, transposition, defense products, intra-Community transfers.
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