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European Parliament
2019-2024
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SUB-COMMITTEE ON SECURITY AND DEFENCE
Final COMPROMISE AMENDMENTS
on Arms export: implementation of Common Position 2008/944/CFSP
2020/2003(INI))
version of 3/07/2020
AFET/SEDE draft report: PE648.530v01-00
AFET/SEDE amendments: PE648.530v01-00
COMP 1
Covers AM  41 (Klemen  Grošelj,  Urmas  Paet,  Nathalie  Loiseau,  Christophe  Grudler,  Bart
Groothuis,  Petras  Auštrevičius,  Nicolae  Ştefănuță), AM  42 (Hannah  Neumann), AM  43
(Arnaud Danjean), AM 44 (Michael Gahler)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraphs 1 and 1a (new)

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
1.
Welcomes the publication of
1.
Notes that the Common
the 20th and 21st annual reports;
Position provides for a transparency
deplores the late publication of
procedure involving the publication
information about exports during
of annual European Union reports on
2017 and 2018;
arms exports (AM 43)welcomes the
publication of the 20th and 21st EU
annual reports on arms exports
according to Article 8(2) of Council
Common Position 2008/944/CFSP
which is compiled by the Council
Working Party on Conventional Arms
Exports (COARM) and published in
the EU Official Journal 
(AM 42),
albeit with delay; believes that the
publication of both reports represent a
step forward towards a common EU


position in the field of arms export, in
the framework of an ever more
challenging international context
marked by increasing volumes of
export and decreasing levels of
transparency
considers both reports
as valuable complements to the UN
reports on global and regional arms
export transparency 
(AM 41);
1 a (new) Notes Member States efforts
to comply with Article 346.1 (b) of the
Treaty on the Functioning of the
European Union (TFEU) on the
production of or trade in arms 
(AM
44);
COMP 2
Covers AM 48 (Hannah Neumann), AM 49 (Urmas Paet); AM 50 (Michael Gahler), AM 52
(Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Bart Groothuis, Petras
Auštrevičius, Nicolae Ştefănuță)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
2.
Notes that ten Member States
2.
Notes that 19 Member States
made full submissions to the 20th
made full submissions to the 20th
annual report, and eleven to the 21st;
annual report, and 19 (AM 48) to the
deplores the fact that two of the main
21sturges all Member States to
exporting countries – Germany and the
comply fully with their obligations, as
UK – did not make full submissions;
set out in the Common Position (AM
49) at a time of decreasing global
transparency in the arms trade,
especially among several major arms
exporting countries 
(AM 52);
underlines that full submission means
to submit the total quantity and value
of both, the licences granted and
actual exports, broken down by
country of destination and Military
List category; 
deplores that for the
20th report, Belgium, Cyprus,
Germany, Greece, Ireland, Malta and
the United Kingdom, and for the 21th
report Belgium, Cyprus, Germany,
Greece, Latvia, Malta and the United
Kingdom did not report actual exports


while, for both reports, France and
Italy only submitted aggregated actual
exports; states that for the 20th
annual report 27 Member States, with
the exception of Greece, made at least
partial submissions, and for the 21th
annual report all 28 Member States
submitted data, while around a third
of the countries were incomplete in
their submissions; 
(AM 48) welcomes
however the additional information
provided by the governments via
national reports 
(AM 50); reiterates its
request that all Member States which
have not made full submissions
provide additional information
regarding their past exports with a
view to the next annual report; 
(AM
49);
COMP 3
Covers AM 60 (Urmas Paet), AM 62 (Hannah Neumann), AM 63 (Assita Kanko, Alexandr
Vondra), AM 65 (Joachim Schuster, Robert Biedroń, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Giuliano
Pisapia, Andreas Schieder, Maria Arena, Dietmar Köster, Monika Beňová, Miroslav Číž,
Robert Hajšel, Jytte Guteland, Attila Ara-Kovács, Isabel Santos, Sven Mikser, Juozas Olekas,
Javi López, Nikos Androulakis, Costas Mavrides);
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
3. Deplores the fact that Member
3. Is concerned (AM 60) that Member
States use very different information in
States use very different information in
order to generate data on the value of
order to generate data on the value of
licences, which renders the annual
licences, complicating the ability to
report considerably less usable as a
use (AM 63) consistent and (AM 65)
comparative data set and serves to
comparative data effectively (AM
diminish its transparency and
63); stresses the importance to report
accountability before citizens and
actual arms exports including its total
parliaments; urges France, in
value and quantity under global and
particular, to refrain from submitting
general licences broken down by
data on the value of licences at pre-
Military List categories and by country
contract stage and broad values for
of destination (AM 62);
global licences, which undermines the
comparability of the report;



COMP 4
Covers AM 72 (Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Petras
Auštrevičius, Bart Groothuis, Javier Nart, Bernard Guetta), AM 73 (Michael Gahler); AM 95
(Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Bart Groothuis, Petras
Auštrevičius, Nicolae Ştefănuță),
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 and paragraph 4a (new)

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
4. Notes that the countries of the
4.
Notes  that  the  countries  of  the
Middle East and North Africa, a region
Middle East and North Africa, a region
of several armed conflictsremain the
of several  armed conflicts, remain  the
foremost regional destination for
foremost 
regional 
destination 
for
exports according to the last two annual
exports according to the last two annual
reports; is concerned that this regional
reports; notes  that  these  regions  face
focus undermines the Common
significant  and  continuing security
Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
challenges and that every export has to
and specific EU action aimed at
be  assessed  on  a  case  by  case  basis,
regional peace and stability;
against
the  eight  criteria  of  the
Common Position (AM 72)
4a.
Supports 
the 
Council's
commitment  to  strengthening  the
control of export of military technology
and  equipment;  notes  the  willingness
of 

Member 
States 
to 
reinforce
cooperation and promote convergence
in  this  field  within  the  framework  of
the  CFSP 
(AM  72); welcomes  these
efforts because they are in line with the
overall  objectives  of 
the  Common
Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) set
out  in  Article  21  and  of  the regional
priorities set in the EU Global Strategy
(2016) 
(AM 73); in this regard, calls on
Member  States  to  develop,  implement
and  uphold  common  standards  of
management  of  transfers  of  military
technology and equipment 
(AM 95);

COMP 5
Covers AM 76 (Hannah Neumann), AM 78 (Nicolae Ştefănuță), AM 79 (Klemen Grošelj,
Urmas Paet, Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Bart Groothuis, Petras Auštrevičius), AM
81 
(Zovko)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
5.
Recalls that the EU has been
5.
Recalls that the EU has been
implementing a number of arms
implementing a number of arms
embargoes;
embargoes, including all UN
embargos 
(AM 81), in line with the
objectives of the CFSP 
(AM 79) on
countries such as Belarus, Central
African Republic, China, Iran, Libya,
Myanmar, North Korea, Russian
Federation, Somalia, South Sudan,
Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and
Zimbabwe 
(AM 76); notes that
whereas these embargoes could
deprive a country of military
resources, in some cases these
embargos contribute to regional peace
and stability and notes that such
embargoes ensure that the EU does
not contribute to humanitarian crises,
human rights abuses and atrocities
(AM 78); calls on the EU to help
strengthening Member States
capacities for implementing robust
procedures for monitoring the
compliance of all Member States with
EU arms embargos and make the
findings public 
(AM 76);

COMP 6
Covers AM 68 (Nicolae Ştefănuță), AM 80 (Michael Gahler), AM 82 (Joachim Schuster,
Robert Biedroń, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Giuliano Pisapia, Andreas Schieder, Maria Arena,
Dietmar Köster, Monika Beňová, Miroslav Číž, Robert Hajšel, Andrea Cozzolino, Attila Ara-
Kovács, Isabel Santos, Juozas Olekas, Nikos Androulakis), AM 83 (Hannah Neumann),
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)

5a. Notes the decisions of the governments of
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands adopting
restrictions on their arms exports to countries
(AM 80) who are members of the Saudi-led
coalition (AM 68) involved in the war in
Yemen (AM 80); notes that in some cases, as
reported by NGOs, the arms exported to those
countries, have been used in Yemen where 22
million people find themselves in need of
humanitarian aid and protection; recalls that
such exports clearly violate the Common
Position (AM 68); notes the renewed extension
of the moratorium on arms exports towards
Saudi Arabia by Germany until the end of 2020
as well as the decisions by several Member
States to enforce full restrictions (AM 82);
recalls that between the 25th February 2016
and the 14th February 2019 Parliament has,
via plenary resolutions, called at least ten times
on the HR/VP to launch a process leading to
an EU arms embargo against Saudi Arabia,
including in 2018 also regarding other
members of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen;
reiterates this call once again (AM 83);


COMP 7
Covers AM  79 (Klemen  Grošelj,  Urmas  Paet,  Nathalie  Loiseau,  Christophe  Grudler,  Bart
Groothuis,  Petras  Auštrevičius), 120 (Andrea  Cozzolino,  Maria  Arena,  Pierfrancesco
Majorino,  Giuliano  Pisapia,  Joachim  Schuster), AM  291 (Nikos  Androulakis,  Costas
Mavrides, Demetris Papadakis)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraphs 5 b (new) and 5 c (new)

5b. Notes that the EU undertakes missions in
the framework of the CSDP, including a
mission enforcing an arms embargo in Libya,
with the aim of strengthening regional peace
stability 
(AM 79); deeply regrets the continued
blatant violations of the arms embargo in
Libya, even after the commitments made in this
regard by concerned countries during the
International Conference on Libya in Berlin,
held on 19 January 2020; calls on all the
Member States to halt all transfers of weapons,
surveillance and intelligence equipment and
material to all the parties involved in the
Libyan conflict 
(AM 120);
5c. Welcomes Operation IRINI’s objective of
the strict implementation of the UN arms
embargo through the use of aerial, satellite and
maritime assets by carrying out inspections of
vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya
suspected to be carrying arms or related
material to and from Libya in accordance with
United Nations Security Council Resolutions
2292 (2016), 2357(2017), 2420(2018) and 2473
(2019); 
(AM 291)

COMP 8
Covers AM 93 (Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Bart
Groothuis, Petras Auštrevičius, Nicolae Ştefănuță), AM 100 (Michael Gahler), AM 101
(Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Bart Groothuis, Nicolae Ştefănuță)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
7.
Points out that Council
7.
Welcomes Member States’
Decision (CFSP) 2019/1560 and the
renewed commitment to the legally
relevant conclusions of 16 September
binding Common Position as amended
2019 have the potential to ensure that
by Council Decision (CFSP)
EU citizens are furnished with better
2019/1560 and stresses the importance
information about the strategic choices
of thoroughly assessing export licence
made by their governments in an area
applications for military technology
which directly affects their security and
and equipment according to the
their countries’ adherence to values
criteria stipulated therein; (AM 93)
and norms;
points out that Council Decision
(CFSP) 2019/1560 and the relevant
conclusions of 16 September 2019
reflect a growing awareness among
Member States of the need for greater
national and EU-wide transparency
and convergence in the area of arms
export and the need to strengthen
public oversight in this sensitive
national security domain 
(AM 101);
stresses that these decisions have the
potential to ensure that national
oversight bodies, parliaments, and
(AM 100) EU citizens are furnished
with better information about the
strategic choices made by their
governmentsin an area which directly
affects their security and their
countries’ adherence to values and
norms;

COMP 9
Covers AMs 86, 88 and 141 (Joachim Schuster, Robert Biedroń, Pierfrancesco Majorino,
Giuliano Pisapia, Andreas Schieder, Maria Arena, Dietmar Köster, Monika Beňová, Miroslav
Číž, Robert Hajšel, Andrea Cozzolino, Demetris Papadakis, Jytte Guteland, Attila Ara-
Kovács, Isabel Santos, Sven Mikser, Juozas Olekas, Nikos Androulakis, Costas Mavrides),
AM 94 (Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Petras
Auštrevičius, Bart Groothuis, Javier Nart, Bernard Guetta)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7a (new)

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
7a.
Condemns  the  increasing  arms
race in the world (AM 86); recalls the
EU  ambition  to  be  a  global  actor  for
peace; therefore calls the EU to play an
active  role  in  the  areas  of  non-
proliferation  of  arms  and  global
disarmament 
(AM  88); welcomes that
the  update  of  the  Common  Position
takes 

into 
account 
relevant
developments in  this  respect,  such  as
the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty
(ATT), to which all Member States are
party 
(AM  94);  welcomes  the  EU
activities  aiming  at  supporting  the
universalisation  of  the  ATT,  in
particular  the  assistance  to  third
countries

in 
improving 
and
implementing  effective  arms  control
systems  in  line  with  the  Common
Position; 

calls 
the 
major 
arms
exporting  countries,  such  as  the  USA,
China and Russia to sign and ratify the
Treaty 
(AM 141)

COMP 10
Covers AM 108 (Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Klemen Grošelj, Petras Auštrevičius,
Bart Groothuis, Bernard Guetta)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
8.
Notes with concern the growing
8.
Notes
with 
concern
that
divergences between the arms export
divergences  between  the arms  export
policies and practices of the Member
policies  and  practices  of  the  Member
States and the failure to introduce new
States
slow  down  the
(AM  108)
instruments to promote convergence
convergence  of  EU  rules  in  this  area;
towards the strict application of EU
notes  the need to  introduce  new
rules in this area;
instrumentsin this respect; notes that
future  European  Defence  Fund-
funded actions  will contribute  to new
military technologies and equipment;

COMP 11
Covers AM 113 (Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Bart
Groothuis, Petras Auštrevičius) AM 114 (Hannah Neumann), AM 115 (Nicolae Ştefănuță),
AM 117 (Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Petras
Auštrevičius, Nicolae Ştefănuță)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
9.
Supports the Council’s decision
9.
Welcomes the introduction of
to introduce a clear reporting deadline
concrete measures intended to
for national submissions; welcomes the
facilitate the correct, coherent and
steps taken towards the online
timely reporting of Member States’
approach and encourages the further
arms exports (AM 113)supports in
development of the latter;
particular the Council’s decision to
introduce a clear reporting deadline for
national submissions, clear standards
for the report’s format (AM 115) and
further guidelines on the substance
and process of reporting 
(AM 113);
encourages the Member States to
submit their data as soon as possible


and no later than May after the
reporting year in order to allow a
timely public debate 
(AM 114);
welcomes the steps taken towards the
online approach and encourages the
further development of the latter; also
welcomes Council’s support for clear
guidelines on information-sharing
and exchange between Member States
on their arms export policies;
welcomes the steps taken towards the
digital approach with the COARM
Online System and encourages its
further expansion 
(AM 117);
COMP 12
Covers AM 124 (Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Bart
Groothuis, Petras Auštrevičius, Nicolae Ştefănuță), AM 125 (Arnaud Danjean), AM 126
(Michael Gahler), AM 127 (Joachim Schuster, Robert Biedroń, Pierfrancesco Majorino,
Giuliano Pisapia, Andreas Schieder, Maria Arena, Dietmar Köster, Monika Beňová, Miroslav
Číž, Robert Hajšel, Jytte Guteland, Attila Ara-Kovács, Isabel Santos, Sven Mikser, Nikos
Androulakis, Costas Mavrides)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraphs 10 and 10 a (new)

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
10.
Notes that since the adoption of
10.
Notes that since the adoption of
the legally binding Common Position
the legally binding Common Position
in 2008, an increasing number of
in 2008, the Member States have
weapon systems produced in Europe
stepped up their arms exports
are made up of components from
monitoring (AM 125); also notes that
multiple countries and involve bi- or
an increasing number of weapon
multilateral cooperation for
systems produced in Europe are made
technological, industrial and political
up of components from multiple EU
reasons;
Member States (AM 126) and involve
bi- or multilateral cooperation for
technological, industrial and political
reasons; underlines the positive role of
this type of cooperation in promoting
confidence building among Member
States and third countries 
(AM 124);

10a.
Stresses that the ambition to
increase the competitiveness of the
European defence sector must not
undermine the application of the

Common Position’s eight criteria as
they take precedence over any
economic social, commercial or
industrial interests of Member States
(AM 127);
COMP 13
Covers AM 129 (Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Bart Groothuis, Petras Auštrevičius, Nicolae
Ştefănuță), AM 130 (Željana Zovko), AM 132 (Hannah Neumann)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraphs 11 and 11 a (new)

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
11.
Notes an increase in the transfer
11.
Notes an increase in the transfer
of knowledge and technology, which
of knowledge and technology, which
allows third countries to undertake
allows third countries to undertake
licensed production of European
licensed production of European
military technology;
military technology; believes that this
process should not limit the EU’s
capacity to control weapons, arms and
military equipment production 
(AM
130) but should rather foster the
convergence of public oversight and
transparency standards in defence
production and accelerate the creation
of internationally recognised and
respected rules on arms production
and export 
(AM 129);
11a. Notes that a growing number of
components in weapon systems are of
civilian origin or dual-use character.
Therefore it is necessary to establish a
coherent transfer control system for
these components between all Member
States 
(AM 132);


COMP 14
Covers AM 134 (Arnaud Danjean) AM 137 (Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Klemen
Grošelj, Petras Auštrevičius, Bart Groothuis, Javier Nart, Bernard Guetta), AM 139 (Michael
Gahler), AM 140 (Hannah Neumann), AM 142 (Hannah Neumann), AM 153 (Traian
Băsescu), AM 160 (Michael Gahler), AM 184 (Bart Groothuis, Klemen Grošelj, Petras
Auštrevičius, Nathalie Loiseau, Urmas Paet)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraphs 12 and 12 a (new)

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
12.
Notes that most Member States
12.
Notes that most (AM 134,
have not outlined a policy regulating
original version) Member States have
the transfer of weapons components to
not outlined a common (AM 137)
another Member State which would
policy regulating the transfer of
ensure that any export to third
weapons components to another
countries from the Member State of
Member State which would ensure that
assembly is consistent with the export
any export to third countries from the
policy of the Member State providing
Member State of assembly is consistent
the components; regards this as
with the export policy of the Member
particularly problematic in the context
State providing the components; notes
of the increasing divergences between
that some of the Member States
licensing practices across the EU;
continue to consider intra-EU
observes that Directive 2009/43/EC on
transfers of arms and defence-related
intra-Community transfers has proven
products as similar to exports
ill-equipped to achieve the stated goal
operations to third countries (AM
of setting high common standards for
137)regards this as particularly
exports to third countries;
challenging in the context of the
increasing divergences between
licensing practices across the EU;
observes that Directive 2009/43/EC on
intra-Community transfers, in its
current form, is not designed 
to
achieve highest (AM 140) common
standards for arms export controls to
third countries while facilitating the
transfer in the European armaments
market 
(AM 139);
12 a (new) Notes that a first attempt to
regulate intra-European transfers was
the Schmidt-Debré harmonisation
agreement between France and
Germany with the ‘de minimis’ rule;
(AM 184) notes in this regard the
Franco-German Agreement on
defence export controls 
(AM 160);

believes that such bilateral agreements
can only be a first step towards an EU
level system for arms transfers
controls 
(AM 184) and must facilitate
further convergence of Member

States’ arms exports policies (AM 153)
and to reach such, all bilateral and
other mechanisms should be analysed
carefully;

COMP 15
AM  144 (Arnaud  Danjean), AM  146 (Hannah  Neumann), AM  149 (Nathalie  Loiseau,
Christophe  Grudler,  Klemen  Grošelj,  Urmas  Paet,  Petras  Auštrevičius,  Javier  Nart,  Bernard
Guetta)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
13.
Observes a trend whereby the
13.
Observes that the arms export
diverging export policies of the
policies of each Member State may
Member States are increasingly
hamper (AM 144) cooperation
considered as obstacles to cooperation
projects; notes that such divergence
projects, which is giving rise to a
might give rise to bilateral and specific
multitude of bilateral and specific
agreements on weapon systems that, in
agreements on weapon systems that
some cases, allow for exports to third
allow for exports to third countries
countries based on the least restrictive
based on the least restrictive standards,
standards, rather than a joint, EU-wide
rather than a joint, EU-wide approach;
approach; recalls that the purpose of
the Council Common Position on
arms exports was and is to prevent
such divergences and to establish a
coherent common arms export policy
(AM 146); notes a link between
divergences in export policies and
difficulties of intra-UE cooperation, a
persistent fragmentation of the
internal market for defence-related
products and the existence of
industrial duplications; calls therefore
on the European Commission, the
Council and Member States to provide


an adequate level of funding to enable
the reduction of market fragmentation
and industrial consolidation while
ensuring the EU and its Member
States will dispose of military
capabilities they need; calls the
Commission to ensure the effective
implementation of directives
2009/81/EC and 2009/43/EC including
enforcement actions as regards
procurement 
(AM 149);
COMP 16
Covers AM 154 (Arnaud Danjean), AM 155 (Fabio Castaldo), AM 156 (Nathalie Loiseau,
Christophe Grudler, Petras Auštrevičius, Bart Groothuis, Bernard Guetta) AM 158 (Nicolae
Ştefănuță), AM 160 (Michael Gahler)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
14.
Stresses that bilateral and
14.
Stresses 
that 
bilateral 
and
multilateral agreements may further
multilateral agreements should pave the
reduce convergence at EU level and
way towards (AM 156) improved (AM
that the failure to regulate exports
160) convergence and harmonisation
uniformly between the Member States
of export policies at EU level because
and the lack of convergence in export
of
the  lack  of  convergence
and
decisions to third countries have a
transparency in  export  decisions  to
negative impact on human rights and
third  countries may (AM  154) have  a
international law, generate market
negative impact on the ability of the EU
distortions, and hinder industrial
to  speak with  one  voice and
be
strategic planning, economies of scale
influential  in  the  international  arena
and a level playing field;
(AM  155),  with  regards  to  the
promotion 

of
human 
rights,
international  law and  regional  peace
and stability 
(AM 158); notes concerns
that they have the potential to 
generate
market distortions, and hinder industrial
strategic  planning,  economies  of  scale
and a level playing field;

COMP 17
Covers AM 163 AM 167 (Arnaud Danjean), AM 170 (Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet,
Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Bart Groothuis, Petras Auštrevičius, Nicolae
Ştefănuță),
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
15.
Notes that EU funds such as the
15.
Stresses  that  the  development
Preparatory Action on Defence
of suitable equipment is an important
Research (PADR), the European
means  of  underpinning  the  industrial
Defence Industrial Development
and  technological foundations of  the
Programme (EDIDP) and the European
European  defence  sector (AM  163);
Defence Fund (EDF), initiatives such as
Notes  that  EU initiatives (AM  167)
the Permanent Structured Cooperation
such  as  the  Preparatory  Action  on
(PESCO), the Coordinated Annual
Defence 
Research 
(PADR), 
the
Review on Defence (CARD) and the
European 
Defence 
Industrial
European Peace Facility (EPF),
Development Programme (EDIDP) and
legislation such as the intra-Community
the  European  Defence  Fund  (EDF),
transfers and defence procurement
initiatives  such  as  the
Permanent
directives of 2009, and the creation of
Structured  Cooperation  (PESCO),  the
administrative capacities such as the
Coordinated 
Annual 
Review 
on
Commission Directorate-General for
Defence  (CARD)  and  the  European
Defence Industry and Space (DG
Peace Facility (EPF), legislation such as
DEFIS) are heralding an increasing
the  intra-Community  transfers  and
Europeanisation of arms production
defence  procurement  directives  of
and capability development;
2009, and the creation of administrative
capacities  such  as  the  Commission
Directorate-General 
for 
Defence
Industry  and  Space  (DG  DEFIS)  are
helping to enhance cooperation for the
purposes 
(AM 167) of arms production
and 
capability 
development
at
European  levelbelieves  that  the
strengthening

of 
the 
European
Defence Technological and Industrial
Base should be accompanied by closer
cooperation  and  convergence  in  the
control 

of 
exports 
of 
military
technology  and  equipment,  with  the
aim  of  improving  the  effectiveness  of
the CFSP and the CSDP in particular
(AM 170);

COMP 18
Covers AM 175 (Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Klemen Grošelj, Bernard Guetta),
AM 177 (Arnaud Danjean), AM 178 (Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Bart Groothuis, Petras
Auštrevičius, Nicolae Ştefănuță),
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
16.
Underlines the fact that the
16.
Underlines the fact that the
interinstitutional agreement on the
provisional interinstitutional agreement
establishment of the EDF authorises the
on the establishment of the EDF
Commission to assess whether the
authorises the Commission to assess
transfer of ownership or the granting of
whether the transfer of ownership or
an exclusive licence of EDF-co-funded
the granting of an exclusive licence of
military technology contravenes the
EDF-co-funded military technology
security and defence interests of the EU
contravenes the security and defence
and its Member States or the objectives
interests of the EU and its Member
of the fund as set out in Article 3 of the
States or the objectives of the fund as
proposed regulation; notes that this new
set out in Article 3 of the proposed
legislation establishes a specific type of
regulation; notes that this new
control function for the Commission
legislation establishes, amongst others,
with regard to a specific category of
a civilian oversight task for the
exports of military technology to third
Commission with regard to a specific
countries;
category of exports of military
technology to third countries, thereby
further enhancing transparency and
minimising the risk of a misuse of EU
funds 
(AM 178), however, without
prejudice to the competence of the EU
Member State export control
authorities to grant the export licences
(AM 175/177);
COMP 19
Covers AM 183 (Arnaud Danjean), AM 185 (Joachim Schuster, Robert Biedroń,
Pierfrancesco Majorino, Giuliano Pisapia, Andreas Schieder, Maria Arena, Dietmar Köster,
Monika Beňová, Miroslav Číž, Robert Hajšel, Raphaël Glucksmann, Demetris Papadakis,
Jytte Guteland, Isabel Santos, Sven Mikser, Javi López, Nikos Androulakis, Costas
Mavrides), AM 189 (Hannah Neumann)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
17.
Notes that under the EPF,
17.
Notes that the international
Member States and the European
commitments given by European
External Action Service (EEAS) will
partners extend to the supply of
work on creating an EU-level system
information regarding their national
for arms transfers to third countries;
control schemes and arms transfers
(AM 183)notes that under the EPF,
Member States and the European
External Action Service (EEAS) have
the possibility to militarily equip third
countries which will require EU-level
monitoring
asks for a detailed list of
equipment transferred to third
countries under the Facility to be
published 
(AM 185); stresses that in
the context of EPF a new EU-level
instrument would potentially deliver
joint risk assessment prior to any
decision to transfer arms and
ammunitions to third countries in the
context of the military capacity-
building pillar of EPF, assess
individual measures against the eight
criteria of the Common Position, and
establish safeguards and possible
sanctions with a view on the end-user;
(AM 189);
COMP 20
Covers AM 192 (Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Klemen Grošelj, Petras Auštrevičius,
Bart Groothuis, Bernard Guetta) AM 193 (Arnaud Danjean)
Motion for a resolution
Subheading 5

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
Implementing the Common Position in
Implementing the Common Position in
the light of Europeanised arms
the light of the growing importance of
production
the EU level in arms production

COMP 21
Covers AM 196 (Nathalie Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Klemen Grošelj, Petras Auštrevičius,
Bart Groothuis, Javier Nart, Bernard Guetta), AM 198 (Hannah Neumann), AM 200 (Željana
Zovko),
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
18.
Notes that the lack of
18.
Notes  the  lack  of  convergence
convergence of national arms export
of  national arms  export policies  and
policies and decision-making is
decision-making in  the  context  of the
becoming increasingly untenable in
growing importance of the EU level in
the context of the prevailing
arms  production
and  the  stated
Europeanisation of arms production and
ambitions  and  plans  to develop (AM
the stated ambitions and plans to
200) it further; notes  that the  lack  of
increase this further;
convergence of national arms exports
runs the  risk  of creating  additional
market 

distortions, 
and 
related
obstacles  for  strategic  planning  of
relevant  companies  and  armed  forces
(AM  198)
and
will  require  a
progressive  convergence  of  national
arms  export  policies  and  decision-
making
recalls the importance of the
involvement by Member States of such

process;
regrets 
the 
current
divergences  between  national  arms
export policies and decision-making of
Members States; calls  on  the  Council
to  continue  its  efforts  to  favour the
convergence  of  arms  export  policies
and decision-making 
(AM 196);

COMP 22
Covers AM 206 (Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Bart Groothuis, Petras Auštrevičius, Nicolae
Ştefănuță), AM 208 (Arnaud Danjean), AM 209 (Michael Gahler), AM 211 (Nathalie
Loiseau, Christophe Grudler, Klemen Grošelj, Bart Groothuis, Bernard Guetta)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 - introductory part

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
19.
Believes that the
19.
Welcomes the strengthening of
Europeanisation of arms production
EU defence cooperation in the
needs to go hand in hand with increased
framework of the CSDP (AM 206);
transparency; believes that there is still
Believes that the growing importance
room for improvement in this area,
of the EU level in arms production
particularly as regards the quality and
(AM 211) needs to go hand in hand
uniformity of the data submitted by
with increased transparency; believes
Member States; calls on the Working
that there is still room for improvement
Party on Conventional Arms Exports
in this area, particularly as regards the
(COARM):
quality and uniformity of the data
submitted by Member States; takes the
view that the definition of a

“European capabilities and
armaments policy” as foreseen in
Article 42.3 of the Treaty on
European Union (TEU) needs to be in
line with the Common Position
2008/944/CFSP 
(AM 209); believes
that increased convergence of
common rules and standards of
transparency of arms exports and
technology fosters confidence-
building among Member States and
third country partners 
(AM 206);
welcomes the efforts of the Working
Party on Conventional Arms Exports
(COARM), in particular the guide to
implementation of the Common
Position by the Member States in
terms of cooperation, coordination
and convergence 
(AM 208); notes
that the COARM information
exchange system and the guide to the
implementation of the Common
Position are useful day-to-day tools
for control authorities 
(AM 211);
underlines the efforts of Member
States to support the work of


COARM in promoting exchanges of
best practice; recommends to 
(AM
208) COARM:
COMP 23
Covers AM 214 (Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Nathalie Loiseau, Bart Groothuis, Petras
Auštrevičius, Christophe Grudler, Nicolae Ştefănuță), AM 216 (Joachim Schuster, Robert
Biedroń, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Giuliano Pisapia, Andreas Schieder, Maria Arena, Dietmar
Köster, Monika Beňová, Miroslav Číž, Robert Hajšel, Jytte Guteland, Isabel Santos, Sven
Mikser, Juozas Olekas, Javi López, Nikos Androulakis, Costas Mavrides)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19, point a
Motion for a resolution
Amendment
a)
to add the following additional
a)
to add the following additional
categories in a revised reporting
categories in a revised reporting
template in order to implement the
template, in line with internationally
recent September 2019 Council
recognized standards, (AM 214) in
conclusions: the exact type of weapon
order to implement the recent
and the quantity exported,
September 2019 Council conclusions:
denomination of the munitions, the lot
the exact type of weapon and the
size and the specific end-user, revoked
quantity exported, denomination of the
licences, and the value and duration of
munitions, the lot size and the specific
contracts regarding post-delivery
end-user, revoked licences, and the
services such as training and
value and duration of contracts
maintenance;
regarding post-delivery services such as
training and maintenance; to align the
EU definition of small arms with the
broader UN definition; 
(AM 216)
COMP 24
Covers AM 222 (Joachim Schuster, Robert Biedroń, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Giuliano
Pisapia, Andreas Schieder, Maria Arena, Dietmar Köster, Monika Beňová, Miroslav Číž,
Robert Hajšel, Jytte Guteland, Isabel Santos, Sven Mikser, Juozas Olekas, Javi López, Nikos
Androulakis, Costas Mavrides) AM 224 (Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Nathalie Loiseau,
Bart Groothuis, Petras Auštrevičius, Christophe Grudler, Nicolae Ştefănuță)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19, point c and Paragraph 19 a (new)


Motion for a resolution
Amendment
c)
to clarify definitions such as
c)
to develop EU and
licensed value and actual exports so as
internationally recognized (AM 224)
to facilitate the comparability of data
definitions such as licensed value and
between Member States;
actual exports so as to facilitate the
comparability of data between Member
States;
19a. Considers that licences for
production in third countries should
no longer be granted if this would
allow the eight criteria of the Common
Position or other EU arms export
directives to be circumvented 
(AM
222);
COMP 25
Covers AM 228 (Fabio Massimo Castaldo), AM 229 (Nicolae Ştefănuță), AM 230 (David
Lega), AM 231 (Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Bart Groothuis, Petras Auštrevičius,
Christophe Grudler)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
20.
Welcomes the decision to
20.
Welcomes the decision to
transform the annual report into an
transform the annual report into an
interactive and searchable online
interactive, reliable (AM 229) and
database and expects it to be up and
searchable online database and expects
running before publication of the
it to be up and running before
export data for 2019; calls on the EEAS
publication of the export data for 2019;
to inform Parliament about the precise
calls on the EEAS to inform Parliament
date on which this database will go
about the precise date on which this
online; urges COARM to choose a
database will go online; urges COARM
solution that enables data to be
to apply (AM 231) a solution that is
exported in a structured format;
user-friendly and easily accessible by
European citizens and civil society
and that 
(AM 228) enables data to be
exported in a safe and (AM 230)
structured format;

COMP 26
Covers AM 233 (Arnaud Danjean), AM 236 (Željana Zovko)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 – introductory part

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
21.
Calls on COARM to work
21.
Calls  on  COARM  to persevere
towards amending Article 7 of the
with  its  efforts  to  introduce  a
Common Position, by calling for an
notification  and  exchange  hub  for
improved exchange of ‘relevant
Member  States  to  share  policy
information, including information on
information regarding exports to third
denial notifications and arms export
countries  and  their  decisions  to  reject
policies’ and other ‘measures to further
applications for the necessary licences
increase convergence’; stresses the
(AM 233); further calls on COARM, as
need, to this end:
stated under Article  7  of  the  Common
Position, to  work  towards (AM  236)
improved 
exchange 
of
‘relevant
information,  including  information  on
denial  notifications  and  arms  export
policies’ and other ‘measures to further
increase  convergence’; proposes (AM
233) to this end:
COMP 27
Covers AM 253 (Joachim Schuster, Robert Biedroń, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Giuliano
Pisapia, Andreas Schieder, Maria Arena, Dietmar Köster, Monika Beňová, Miroslav Číž,
Robert Hajšel, Raphaël Glucksmann, Jytte Guteland, Isabel Santos, Sven Mikser, Juozas
Olekas, Javi López, Nikos Androulakis, Costas Mavrides), AM 254 (Nathalie Loiseau,
Christophe Grudler, Klemen Grošelj, Petras Auštrevičius, Bernard Guetta), AM 255 (Arnaud
Danjean),
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 – point c

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
c)
to undertake a joint assessment
c)
to exchange national
of country situations or potential export
assessments (AM 254, AM 255) and
recipients in the light of the principles
work towards an EU-joined assessment
and criteria of the Common Position
of country situations or potential export
within the framework of the CFSP and
recipients in the light of the principles

in consultation with external
and criteria of the Common Position
stakeholders, including Parliament;
within the framework of the CFSP and
in consultation with external
stakeholders, including Parliament; to
regularly update list of third countries
complying with the criteria as led
down in the Common Position 
(AM
253);
COMP 28
Covers AM 260 (Joachim Schuster, Robert Biedroń, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Giuliano
Pisapia, Andreas Schieder, Maria Arena, Dietmar Köster, Monika Beňová, Miroslav Číž,
Robert Hajšel, Demetris Papadakis, Jytte Guteland, Attila Ara-Kovács, Isabel Santos, Sven
Mikser, Javi López, Nikos Androulakis, Costas Mavrides), AM 261 (Klemen Grošelj, Urmas
Paet, Nathalie Loiseau, Bart Groothuis, Petras Auštrevičius, Christophe Grudler, Nicolae
Ştefănuță), AM 262 (Fabio Massimo Castaldo), AM 263 (Željana Zovko)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
22.
Believes that the EU institutions
22.
Believes that the EU
should organise peer  reviews with  a
institutions should propose (AM 263)
view to encouraging authorities to share
peer reviews with a view to
best  practices  on  the  collection  and
encouraging national (AM 262)
processing  of  data,  fostering  a  better
authorities to share best practices on
understanding  of  different  national
the collection and processing of data,
approaches,  identifying differences as
fostering a better understanding of
regards  the  interpretation  of  the  eight
different national approaches,
criteria, and discussing ways to improve
identifying differences as regards the
harmonisation;
interpretation of the eight criteria, and
discussing ways and means (AM 261)
to improve harmonisation, consistency
(AM 260) and convergence among
Member States 
(AM 261);

COMP 29
Covers AM 266 (Joachim Schuster, Robert Biedroń, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Giuliano
Pisapia, Andreas Schieder, Maria Arena, Dietmar Köster, Monika Beňová, Miroslav Číž,
Robert Hajšel, Demetris Papadakis, Jytte Guteland, Attila Ara-Kovács, Isabel Santos, Sven
Mikser, Juozas Olekas, Javi López, Nikos Androulakis, Costas Mavrides), AM 267 (Klemen
Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Petras Auštrevičius, Bart Groothuis), AM 268 (Nicolae Ştefănuță), AM
269 
(Arnaud Danjean)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
23.
Strongly believes that a much
23.
Strongly believes that a more
higher level of convergence as regards
consistent implementation of the EU
the strict application of the criteria will
Common Position is essential for the
strengthen human rightsinternational
EU credibility as a value-based global
law and the CFSPand bolster the
actor and that (AM 266) a much (AM
EU’s strategic security interests and
269) higher level of convergence as
strategic autonomy;
regards the full application of the
criteria will more effectively ensure
the respect for 
human rights and
international law by all parties
involved in the arms trade 
(AM 267),
contribute to the promotion of peace
and stability 
(AM 268), bolster the
EU’s strategic security interests and
strategic autonomy and this will
strengthen the implementation of a
CFSP
;

COMP 30
Covers AM 272 (Hannah Neumann), AM 273 (Fabio Massimo Castaldo), AM 275 (Klemen
Grošelj, Nathalie Loiseau, Petras Auštrevičius, Christophe Grudler, Nicolae Ştefănuță), AM
276 
(Joachim Schuster, Robert Biedroń, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Giuliano Pisapia, Andreas
Schieder, Maria Arena, Dietmar Köster, Monika Beňová, Miroslav Číž, Robert Hajšel,
Demetris Papadakis, Jytte Guteland, Isabel Santos, Sven Mikser, Nikos Androulakis, Costas
Mavrides) AM 277 (David Lega),
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
24.
Stresses that effective end-use
24.
Stresses that effective end-use
controls are crucial for a responsible
controls result in a more responsible
export policy and for lowering the risk
export policy and could lower (AM
of diversion in particular; calls on the
275) the risk of diversion in particular;
Council, the Member States, the EEAS
welcomes the EU funded iTrace
and the Commission to set up a large-
project in this respect and supports its
scale training and capacity-building
continuation and recommends using a
programme for national and EU
similar tool to trace legal arms exports
officials on arms export controls;
from EU Member States to third
stresses the need to use EU funding to
countries (AM 272)calls on the
ensure that sufficient staff resources
Council, the Member States, and (AM
are available at national and EU levels
272) the EEAS to set up a
and at delegations and embassies in
comprehensive (AM 275) training and
importing countries for the purposes of
capacity-building programme for
implementing viable end-use controls;
national and EU officials on arms
calls on the EEAS and COARM to
export controls with a strong focus on
report on iTrace any identified
building mutual understanding of the
diversion of EU-origin goods as part of
eight criteria, joint risk assessments,
the annual report;
setting up of safeguards, and pre- and
post-licensing verification 
(AM 272);
encourages Member States
governments to take steps in order to
ensure better compliance with its end-
use regulations, including the
implementation of post-shipment
controls 
(AM 273); stresses the need to
provide sufficient (AM 277) EU
funding to ensure that the necessary
(AM 275) staff resources are available
at national and EU levels and at
delegations and embassies in importing
countries for the purposes of
implementing viable risk assessments,
end-use controls and post-shipment
verifications 
(AM 276); calls on the

EEAS and COARM to report on iTrace
any identified diversion of EU-origin
goods as part of the annual report;
COMP 31
Covers AM 286 (Michael Gahler), AM 289 (Klemen Grošelj, Urmas Paet, Petras
Auštrevičius), AM 290 (Joachim Schuster, Robert Biedroń, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Giuliano
Pisapia, Andreas Schieder, Maria Arena, Dietmar Köster, Monika Beňová, Miroslav Číž,
Robert Hajšel, Andrea Cozzolino, Isabel Santos, Juozas Olekas, Nikos Androulakis, Costas
Mavrides)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
25.
Believes that the increasing
25.
Believes that the growing
Europeanisation of arms production, the
importance of the EU level in arms
recent Council conclusions on
production, the recent Council
convergence in arms exports and the
conclusions on convergence in arms
establishment of the EPF should be
exports and the establishment of the
complemented by a mechanism for EU-
EPF should be complemented by a
level monitoring and control based on
mechanism for EU-level monitoring
strict compliance with the eight criteria;
and control based on full (AM 289)
compliance with the eight criteria;
recalls the definition of a “European
capabilities and armaments policy” as
foreseen in Article 42.3 of the Treaty
on European Union (TEU) 
(AM 286);
believes that "pooling and sharing"
and more cooperation in arms policy
and procurement policy are only
possible if robust export controls,
mutual information and regular
parliamentary scrutiny are put in
place, as well as if robust sanction
mechanisms in the event of non-
compliance with common rules, are
enforceable as regards EU-funded
projects; further demands that the
European Parliament - alongside the
national parliaments - be able to
guarantee parliamentary control over
the EU's common security and


defence policy and its budget (AM
290);
COMP 32
Covers AM 46 (Andrea Cozzolino, Maria Arena, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Giuliano Pisapia),
AM 295 (Fabio Massimo Castaldo), AM 296 309 (Hannah Neumann)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraphs 25a and 25b (new)

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
25a.
Calls on COARM to examine
the issue of transparency in arms
exports alongside the issue of
transparency in dual-use export
licensing and to consider pursuit of
common approaches to transparency
across both instruments; 
(AM 296)
believes that the increasing control
over the trade of dual-use goods by
the Commission in the context of the
application of a revised EU Dual-Use
Regulation should be balanced by a
greater participation and overview
from the European Parliament in
order to ensure accountability 
(AM
295)
25b. Stresses the detrimental effect
that the uncontrolled export of cyber-
surveillance technologies by EU
companies can have on the security of

the EU’s digital infrastructure and on
human rights; expresses its concern
about the ever-increasing use of
certain cyber-surveillance dual-use
technologies against politicians,
activists and journalists; strongly
condemns the increasing number of
human rights defenders facing digital
threats, including compromised data
through confiscation of equipment,
remote surveillance and data
leakages; stresses, in this regard, the
importance of a rapid, effective and


comprehensive update of the EU’s
Dual-Use Regulation 
(AM 309);
reiterates Parliament’s position on the
recast of the EU Dual Use Regulation
which aims to prevent the export, sale,
update and maintenance of cyber
security equipment which can be used
for internal repression, including
internet surveillance; welcomes, in

this regard, the EU institutions’
ongoing efforts in the context of
ongoing inter-institutional
negotiations aiming at updating the
EU dual-use export control
regulation; 
(AM 46)
COMP 33
Covers AM 298 (Joachim Schuster, Robert Biedroń, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Giuliano
Pisapia, Andreas Schieder, Maria Arena, Dietmar Köster, Monika Beňová, Miroslav Číž,
Robert Hajšel, Raphaël Glucksmann, Andrea Cozzolino, Demetris Papadakis, Jytte Guteland,
Attila Ara-Kovács, Isabel Santos, Sven Mikser, Juozas Olekas, Javi López, Nikos
Androulakis, Costas Mavrides) AM 299 (Arnaud Danjean), AM 300 (Nathalie Loiseau,
Christophe Grudler, Urmas Paet, Petras Auštrevičius, Bart Groothuis, Bernard Guetta), AM
303 
(David Lega), AM 305 (Assita Kanko, Alexandr Vondra)
Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26

Motion for a resolution
Amendment
26.
Considers that regular
26.
Considers that regular
consultations with national parliaments,
consultations with the European
arms export control authorities, industry
Parliament, national parliaments, arms
associations and civil society are
export control authorities, industry
central to meaningful transparency;
associations and civil society are
calls on COARM to enhance dialogue
conducive (AM 299) to meaningful
with civil society and consultations
transparency; calls on national
with Parliament and arms export
parliaments to exchange best
control authorities; encourages civil
reporting and oversight practices in
society and academia to exercise
order to enhance the scrutinising role
independent scrutiny of the arms trade
of all national parliaments in the
and calls on the Member States and the
decisions on arms control exports
EEAS to support such activities,
(AM 298); calls on COARM to
including by financial means;
continue its (AM 300) dialogue with
civil society, industries, as well as
consultations with Parliament and arms
export control authorities; encourages
civil society and academia to increase

their engagement and dialogue with
COARM 
(AM 305) and to exercise
independent scrutiny of the exports of
defence technology and equipment
(AM 303); calls on the Member States
and the EEAS to support such
activities, including by increasing
financial means;