Poland set for biggest-ever increase in military spending

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Series Details 19.05.13
Publication Date 19/05/2013
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Article reported that Poland was gearing up in 2013 for its biggest-ever increase in military equipment spending, splashing out $43bn over the next decade in a procurement programme that promised to be a severe test of the EU’s push to reduce national favouritism in military contracts.

The EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive finally cames into force in Polish Law on 20 February 2013, a year and half late. It meant that Poland, like all other EU Member States, would have to open its defence and security procurement process to cross-border tenders.

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European Commission: The EU Single Market: Public procurement: Defence procurement http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/publicprocurement/rules/defence_procurement/

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