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Position paper - Recommendations for the European Defence Fund (EDF)

6 Jul 2018
Security, Defence & Space Committee

With the proposal for the creation of a European Defence Fund (EDF) the European Commission has taken a vital step in ensuring the security of the EU and strenghtening the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (EDTIB). EU-based companies with US parentage are an essential part of the EDTIB, making considerable contributions to the EU through the creation of high-skilled jobs, generation of technological inovations and substantive investments.

By enabling European companies to partner, under certain and precise conditions, with third-country entities that are located in the EU, the fund would reaffirm the guiding principle of attaining the best strategic value for money, promote healthy competition and interoperability of cost-effective capabilities.

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