The Council of the EU adopted on 16 September a decision amending the Council Common Position of 2008 on the control of arms exports, conclusions on its review, as well as a revised user's guide.

The decision takes account of developments at both EU and international level that have resulted in new obligations for national authorities, that include, in particular, the entry into force of the Arms Trade Treaty, which regulates the international trade in conventional arms.

The Council reaffi...

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