Conclusions of the European Council of december 2013

posted 20 Dec 2013, 07:10 by Jan Wind   [ updated 23 Dec 2013, 08:34 ]
The European Council on defence of the European Heads of State of 19 and 19 December 2013 has endorsed policies for intensified cooperation within Europe and with NATO. 

The conclusions of the Council start with: 
"Defence matters. An effective Common Security and Defence Policy helps to enhance the security of European citizens and contributes to peace and stability in our neighbourhood and in the broader world."
Download the full text of the Council conclusions below for more details.

EDTA is pleased that several of our recommendations seem to have influenced the conclusions of the Council. 
In the following paragraphs of the final conclusions you can find tracks of our recommendations:
Par. 10.  Recommendation no. 9 on a more flexible approach to harmonisation of requirements. 
Par. 11.  Recommendation no. 7 to mention ESA as an important player in defence (government) satellite communications
Par. 17.  Recommendation no. 8 on the need to fully implement export regulations
Par. 19.  Recommendation no. 3 to avoid duplication with NATO standards
Par. 20.  Recommendation no. 4 to use existing organisations (strategic clusters like EDTA and ASD) to improve SME cooperation

Jan Wind,
20 Dec 2013, 07:10