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EU officials dismiss concerns about future defence protectionism, but fears persist

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Although officials in Brussels insist the EU’s future support for defence research and capability development will not modify procurement rules across the post-Brexit 27 member states, they are nonetheless struggling to dispel fears that the policies carry the seeds of protectionism. At the heart of the issue lies the EU’s proposed European Defence Fund (EDF) for 2021–27. “None of our initiatives, including the EDF, change the procurement rules in defence…