XXXVI, No 23, 03/12/2018
Dutch government characterises opportunities for IP
The Dutch Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Economic Affairs have published a Defence Industrial Strategy document. The ministries justify the use of industrial participation in defence procurement and identify key areas where national industrial capacities should be developed and maintained. The 55-page document cites “essential security interests” as a justification for derogating from the injunction on offsets in Directive 2009/81 by applying Article 346 TFEU.