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Article 296 of the TEC: obstacle or safety barrier?

Défense & Stratégie n°18, octobre 2006 - 31 octobre, 2006
Analyse and essay
Hajnalka Vincze

In the public relations offensive carried out from Brussels - with the explicit or implicit support of a large part of the private industrial sector - article 296 is presented as being at the origin of the European fragmentation in the armament field. The only error of this otherwise attractive reasoning is that it confuses cause and consequence. Because far from being the source, article 296 is rather the reflection of our divisions. In particular that of the divergences, not to say differences, of intra-European viewpoints on the very idea we have on Europe’s future: power or not, European or not.

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