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European Defence Procurement Directive

The proposal for a Defence Procurement Directive was published on 5 December 2007. Since then it has progressed according to the "codecision" procedure. The attached briefing paper by London law firm BLP is based on Parliament's October 2008 draft of the Directive and is intended to provide a guide to the European Commission's proposal for a Defence Procurement Directive. In particular, the paper covers the following elements:

* background to the proposal;

* overview of the proposal;

* key issues for the UK defence industry; and guide to the legislative process.

Please click here to view the full report.

Reproduced with permission (c) BLP 2008, all rights reserved