XXXIX, No 11, 07/06/2021
European Parliament criticises Poland and Romania for using Article 346 to buy American instead of supporting PESCO
The European Parliament has published a document analysing defence industry cooperation in the European Union. The analysis takes issue with the “de facto application” of internal market rules. It blames Article 346(1) TFEU, the frequently used offset escape route, for frequently “restraining” the defence equipment market.