|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 239, Pages 16-18|
Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1560 - adopted by the Council of the European Union on 16 September 2019 - amending Common Position 2008/944/CFSP, which defines common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment.
The Council decision takes account of a number of developments at both European Union and international level that have resulted in new obligations and commitments for member states since the adoption of the Common Position of 2008. These developments include in particular the entry into force of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).
Alongside the adoption of this Decision, the Council also adopted a set of conclusions relating to the control of arms export. The Council recalled its commitment to strengthening the control of the export of military technology and equipment and to reinforce cooperation and promote convergence in the field of export of military technology and equipment within the framework of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). The Council also reaffirmed that military equipment and technology should be traded in a responsible and accountable way.
|Subject Categories||Security and Defence, Trade|
|Keywords||Arms Trade Treaty [ATT], Weapons | Arms | Armaments
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|