Questioning the legal basis, principles and presuppositions of the EU Defence Procurement Directive (200981EC)
PhD student: Mr N. Meershoek
Promotors: E.R. Manunza, Prof C.M. Ryngaert
Duration: 1/11/2019 - 31/10/2023
The EU Defence Procurement Directive aims to integrate European defence industry to develop the military capabilities required for a European defence policy. The EU-Treaties provide a basis for a common Union defence policy. There is however no far-reaching policy which the member states unanimously agree on yet. The EU-Treaties also recognise national security as the member states sole responsibility and provide a broad exception from the internal market rules for military goods. The proposed research will develop legal solutions to overcome these tensions by analysing the rationales for defence procurement and questioning the internal market legal basis of the Directive.