22 Aug '13, 8pm

EU Suspends Defense Export Licenses for Egypt

BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers have agreed to suspend export licenses for military technology Egypt. The suspension also includes civilian equipment such as tear gas and batons. “Member states also agreed to suspend export licenses to Egypt of any equipment which might be used for internal repression and to reassess export licenses of equipment covered by Common Position 2008/944/CFSP and review their security assistance with Egypt,” according to the conclusions of the EU foreign ministers, issued Wednesday. Common Position 2008/944/CFSP defines common rules governing the control of exports of military technology and equipment, but does not provide an exhaustive list of equipment. “Each member state must look at what kind of equipment is being delivered and what is happening on the ground,” said Maja Kocijancic, a spokesperson for Catherine Ashton, the EU’s hi...

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