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EDIRPA | Procuring Together Defence Capabilities

The European Defence Industry Reinforcement through common Procurement Act at a glance 

EDIRPA in detail

At the informal meeting in Versailles on 11 March 2022, EU Heads of State and Government committed to bolstering European defence capabilities and agreed that Member States should substantially increase defence expenditure, develop collaborative investment in joint projects and joint procurement of defence capabilities, boost innovation, and strengthen and develop the EU defence industry.

Aggregating EU demand on a wider scale will provide the EU defence industry with stronger and more long-term signals to ramp-up its manufacturing capacities and make the defence market ready to face a changed security environment.

Buying more, together and European will also improve the interoperability of EU defence systems and capabilities.

On July 19 2022, the Commission proposed a regulation establishing the European defence industry reinforcement through common procurement act (EDIRPA). The Regulation was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 18 October 2023.

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