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In the menu on your left you can find information on national policies and procedures connected to Security of Supply.
Security of Supply is a key, cross-cutting EDA work strand: it is important both for the realisation of the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (EDTIB) and the functioning of the European Defence Equipment Market (EDEM). Security of Supply underpins successful collaboration!
The EDTIB Strategy agreed by Defence Ministers in 2007 states that “The concept of a truly European DTIB will not be realised in practice unless Member States can be confident that increased mutual dependence for supply of defence goods and services is matched by increased mutual assurance of that supply”.
The “Framework Arrangement for Security of Supply between subscribing Member States (sMS) in Circumstances of Operational Urgency” was decided by the EDA Steering Board in 2006. The Framework Arrangement is connected to the voluntary Intergovernmental Regime to encourage competition in the EDEM. sMS to the Regime have agreed to assist and expedite each other’s contracted defence requirements, particularly in circumstances of pressing operational urgency. They will also work to increase the level of mutual confidence amongst themselves. The Framework Arrangement is based on consultation processes and the principles of cooperation and solidarity.
The ultimate aim of the EDA work on Security of Supply is the achievement of equal confidence in Security of Supply from any part of Europe. This work is based on a pragmatic step by step approach, reaching a common understanding on and taking into account the different aspects of Security of Supply. There is experience to build on. Duplication with existing efforts and systems should clearly be avoided and compatibility with these, as well as with EU and national legislation needs to be assured.
Security of Supply is an issue where different nations have different needs depending on their security situation, national defence policy, industrial base and many other factors. This adds to the complexity and feasibility of finding one solution that will fit all.
Framework Arrangement for Security of Supply between subscribing Member States
European Commission - Defence Package
LoI web site