European Defence Matters
Improving European defence capabilities through cooperation
Published by PMi

European Defence Matters (EDM) is the regular, official journal of the European Defence Agency (EDA), based in Brussels. EDA is an official European Union (EU) organisation established to assist Member States (of which there are currently 27) to increase the scope, commonality and efficiency of their national defence and security capabilities, in support of the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).

In addition to strengthening the European defence, technological and industrial base, known as EDTIB, the EDA has four principal areas of activity:
• development of defence capabilities;
• promotion of defence research and technology (R&T);
• promotion of armaments co-operation;
• the creation of a competitive European defence equipment market.

The Agency’s pooling and sharing initiative, for example, recognizes the growing interdependency of defence provision and strategically supports the efficiency requirements of member states while maintaining the capacity to respond swiftly to urgent operational requirements.

EDM is the only dedicated European defence journal designed specifically to address the issues of effective future defence procurement in Europe. It has a growing circulation of more than 10,000 copies, focused on senior decision makers within government and industry.
Contracted by the EDA in late 2011 to create the publication, PMI Media Limited has undertaken all publishing and commercial aspects of EDM from the outset. Everything from concept creation and design, through editorial development, advertising sales and distribution across Europe and in the United States is covered by the turnkey service PMI provides to the EDA as client.


Editorially balanced, visually compelling and content rich, EDM is available in both hard copy for international distribution and in electronic format, published on the EDA’s own website (

Each issue features a news section, interviews with key decision-makers in EU military and Member State bodies and reports on operations and projects where the EDA has made a real difference to enhancing Member State capabilities. The CEOs of major defence industries and important SMEs are included, along with the viewpoint of strategically significant think-tanks.

The journal provides a vehicle for the wider European defence community to debate the essential issues around capabilities, requirements and challenges. It also highlights the achievements of the EDA and its partners in successfully deploy European forces on a regular, repeatable and robust basis.

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