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15-03-2016 - The revision of the Firearms Directive

IMCO 18-03-2016 - 12:31

A public hearing on the Firearms Directive regarding the control of the acquisition and possession of weapons will be held on 15 March at 15.00. The hearing with experts will focus on the scope and exceptions of the Directive, on the caterogies of firearms and on the EU fireamrs rules and control of illicit use and trafficking.

Location : József Antall Building, Room (6Q2)

    Draft programme
    Vademecum of speakers

Powerpoint presentations

      P. Nobles (French Member of the Firearms Committee)
      E. Impey (Royal Armouries Museum)
      M. Silvis (Italian Association of Manufacturers of Sporting and Civilian Arms and Ammunition
      F. Segato (FACE)
      R. Crepinko (Europol)

Speaking notes

      C. Poitevin (GRIP)
      I. Anthony (SIPRI)
      E. Impey (Royal Armouries Museum)