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More competitive, more efficient? The 2013 European Commission defence communication

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The European Commission has now released its 2013 Communication on defence-industrial policy. But does the latest set of policy ideas offer European defence-industrial cooperation any new impetus? This Brief argues that while the majority of the Commission ’s initiatives are not new, some much needed ideas have made their way into the latest Communication.
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