Today, the Commission adopted its proposal for a Regulation establishing the European Defence Industry Reinforcement through common Procurement Act (EDIRPA) for 2022-2024. As announced in the Joint Communication in May, the Commission is delivering on its promise to set up a short-term EU instrument reinforcing European defence industrial capacities through common procurement by EU Member States.
The Instrument responds to Member States’ request to address the most urgent and critical defence product needs resulting from Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The Commission proposes to commit €500 M of EU budget from 2022 to 2024. The instrument will incentivise Member States, in a spirit of solidarity, to commonly procure and will facilitate access for all Member States to defence products being urgently needed.
It will strengthen interoperability and better allow the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (EDTIB) to adjust and ramp-up its manufacturing capacities to deliver. The instrument will support actions from consortia composed of at least three Member States. Eligible actions can involve new defence cooperation or the extension of existing ones.
- A press release is available for further information here
- Publication date
- 19 July 2022