Brussels, 17 March 2023
The Subcommittee on Security and Defence and the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy will consider amendments to the proposal on the Joint Defence Procurement instrument, known as “EDIRPA”, on 20 March. By incentivising Member States to procure defence products jointly, the instrument will facilitate the procurement of the most urgent and critical defence capability gaps whilst also strengthening the European defence industrial base.
Members will discuss outstanding issues including a proposal to triple the budget to 1.5 billion Euros. Two in camera debates will also take place: the Holistic Strategic Review of CSDP support to Somalia and a debrief on the outcome of the Informal Meeting of European Defence Ministers in Stockholm.