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European defence industrial development programme (EDIDP) [EU Legislation in Progress][Policy podcast]

Written by Christian Scheinert (2nd edition),

Updated on 29.6.2018

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The European Union is facing new security threats amid growing uncertainty about the reliability of some of its allies. As a consequence, it has embarked on a general scaling-up of its defence capabilities. A European defence action plan has been agreed and a European Defence Fund created to provide financial support, ranging from the research phase to the acquisition phase of military equipment and technologies. The present legislative proposal for EDIDP, which would be part of that fund, is destined to provide the European defence industry with financial support during the development phase of new products and technologies in areas selected at European level. A provisional agreement was reached in trilogue negotiations on 22 May 2018, and Parliament is due to vote on the dossier during its July 2018 plenary session.

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Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Defence Industrial Development Programme aiming at supporting the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the EU defence industry
Committee responsible: Committee on Industry, Research and Industry (ITRE) COM(2017) 294
7.6.2017
Rapporteur: Françoise Grossetête (EPP, France) 2017/0125(COD)
Shadow rapporteurs:

 

 

Miroslav Poche (S&D, Czech Republic)
Zdzisław Krasnodębski (ECR, Poland)
Dominique Riquet (ALDE, France)
Neoklis Sylikiotis (GUE/NGL, Cyprus)
Reinhard Bütikofer (Greens/EFA, Germany)
David Borrelli (EFDD, Italy)
Christelle Lechevalier (ENF, France)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: First-reading vote in plenar

Stage: vote in plenary


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