Directive 2009/43/EC on transfers of defence-related products
Commission Recommendation on the Certification of Defence Undertakings of 11 January 2011
Directive 2009/81/EC on defence and security procurement
Communication "A Strategy for a stronger and more Competitive European Defence Industry"
The Communication "A strategy for a stronger and more Competitive European Defence Industry" sets out a number of actions that the Commission, Member States and the European Defence Agency (EDA) can take to enhance competitiveness.
Study on the industrial implications in Europe of the blurring of dividing lines between security and defence [3 MB] (15 June 2010) Carried out by a consortium led by the Istituto Affari Internazionali to examine the industrial challenges generated by the perceived eroding of distinctions between the defence and security sectors.
FWC Sector Competitiveness Studies - Impact of Emerging Defence Markets and Competitors on the Competitiveness of the European Defence Sector [2 MB] (12 February 2010). Carried out by ECORYS to obtain a detailed understanding of the developments in the key emerging defence markets and their current, and potential, impact on the competitiveness of the European defence sector.
Development of a European Defence Technological Industrial Base [2 MB] , with Annex [627 KB] (2009) . Carried out by TNO to obtain a detailed understanding of the existing structure of the European defence industry, how it has evolved, and to identify the main drivers for change affecting the industry.
The Nature and Impacts of Barriers to Trade with the United states for European Defence Industries [5 MB] (December 2009). Carried out by DECISION to obtain a detailed understanding of the current transatlantic defence trade and the different strategies used by Member States and industry to facilitate this trade.
Competitiveness of European SMEs in the defence sector (5 November 2009) Report [3 MB] and Executive Summary [70 KB] . Carried out by Europe Economics it provides an overview on the industrial landscape, an assessment of factors affecting the competitiveness of defence-related SMEs and recommendations how to improve the situation of SMEs.