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A European Agenda for Security Technology: From Innovation Policy to Export Controls

Publication date: 22/02/2013

This report examines the EU agenda on security technology. It questions whether security and defence or internal and external security have largely merged since the end of the Cold War so that there is no longer any significant difference between user needs, technologies and suppliers. This belief has underpinned a variety of policy actions on security and defence technologies and industry spearheaded by the European Commission over the last decade. The report considers whether the conceptual blurring of the concepts of defence and security in academic and policy literature is in fact matched in the policy reality. It concludes that there are still significant differences particularly in terms of end user requirements, although there is overlap in terms of both technologies and suppliers.

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Location: Brussels

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