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Buying Defence and Security in Europe: The EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive in Context

ISBN13: 9781107002500
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £82.00

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Buying Defence and Security in Europe is the first critical evaluation of the EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive 2009/81/EC, which is now the basis for public and private entities buying armaments and sensitive goods and services in the EU.

This instrument aims to ensure non-discrimination, competition and transparency in the security sectors. Part one provides a critical analysis of the economical, historical, political, military-strategic and legal contexts of the new EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive.

Part two covers the main aspects of the Directive: its scope, procedures, security of supply and information, offsets and subcontracting, and finally its review and remedies system. This book is an essential overview of a legislative milestone in the field.

EU Law, Public Procurement

Part I. The Context of the Defence Directive:
1. The political and economic context of the Defence Directive: buyers, sellers, and national security
2. The legal base of the Defence Directive in EU internal market law: prohibitions, exemptions, and proportionality
3. Defence derogations from the Treaty: Articles 346 and 347 TFEU
4. The EU law and policy context beyond the Defence Directive: intra-Community transfers, exports, standardisation, competition law, mergers, and State aids
5. European armaments law and policy outside the EU internal market: EDA, OCCAR, Letter of Intent, and NATO

Part II. The Defence Directive: 6. Inside or outside the Defence Directive: limitation of scope
7. Security through flexibility: the procurement procedures of the Defence Directive
8. Security of supply and security of information: description in the specifications, contract conditions, qualification and award criteria
9. Addressing the structure of the European defence industries: substituting offsets with subcontracts?
10. The 'hidden Remedies Directive': review and remedies in the Defence Directive