The European Armaments Policy: A <i>conditio sine qua non</i> for the European Security and Defence Policy?

Aris Georgopoulos

in European Security Law

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218622
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696114 | DOI:
The European Armaments Policy: A conditio sine qua non for the European Security and Defence Policy?

Show Summary Details


This chapter examines the emerging institutional framework of a European armaments policy as it manifests itself from the recent developments in the field. It begins with a brief presentation of the political/security, economic, and industrial background of the European defence market, with the purpose of assisting the better understanding of the particularities of this area. It continues by examining European armaments cooperation so far undertaken in fora outside the European Union, with the aim of providing the context which explains the current developments within the EU. It then explores the ongoing initiatives of the EU and evaluates their possible impact. Finally, the chapter concludes that although the new initiatives constitute welcome developments, they have not managed so far to tackle completely the issue of institutional duplication — instead they simply replicated it within the framework of the EU.

Keywords: European armaments policy; institutional duplication; armaments; European Union

Chapter.  12244 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.