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The Costs of Non-Europe in the Defence Field


This report, sponsored by the Centro Studi sul Federalismo (CSF) and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), aims to provide a clear and concise assessment of the costs incurred by Europe because of the lack of integration in the defence sector, and to show how maintaining purely national defence structures is strategically damaging and economically unsustainable. Our goal is to provide policy makers and the general public with a useful tool for decoding the complex realm of European defence thus contributing, as far as we can, to the process of integration in the sector. The costs created by the lack of an integrated continental defence or, in other words, the costs of "non-Europe" in the defence field, can be traced back to two large categories of factors. The first category is related to the lack of integration of EU Member States' military structures. The second category is related to the lack of a truly integrated continental defence market.
A key event to advance the European agenda on these issues is the European Defence Council of December 2013. With this report CSF and IAI aim to contribute to an informed and proactive debate, in Italy and the EU, to better prepare for that time of decision.

Report of the Centro studi sul federalismo (CSF) and the Istituto affari internazionali (IAI), presented at the conference on "I costi della non-Europa della difesa", Rome, 27 June 2013.

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