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Introduction to EU Defence Directive


  • Seongwan Park Defense Installations Agency



Defence Directive, TFEU, single market, EDA, essential security interest, CSDP


This study aims at brief introduction of EU Defence Directive which was declared in 2009. To this end, it is necessary to understand both security circumstances of Europe and the progress of the single market firstly. In this context, the present research shows developing process of military and security coalition of European countries in chronicle order with the background of political and economic integration. Secondly, given that this Directive plays a role under the framework of TFEU and the EU single market, the study explores areas ruled by this Directive and ones that ruled outside the Directive by EDA, OCCAR, LoI separately. Thirdly, this article reviews legal structure of the Directive and its main features such as flexibility, security of supply and security of information.

Author Biography

Seongwan Park, Defense Installations Agency

Chief of Legal Advisor

EU single market





How to Cite

Park, S. (2019). Introduction to EU Defence Directive. Journal of Advances in Military Studies, 2(3), 53-70.