Cover Osteuropa 2-3/2007

In Osteuropa 2-3/2007

Cooperation in Export Control
European-Russian Cooperation to Prevent the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Irina Albrecht, Claudia Topp

Deutsche Fassung


The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction poses a threat to world peace and international security. The European Union has dedicated itself to the struggle against proliferation. To that end, it is trying to strengthen export control agencies in other countries. Russia, which since the early 1990s has exported large amounts of sensitive goods, is an important partner in this effort. Therefore, the Federal Office for Economic and Export Controls has been working together with Russian agencies to improve communications, and bring Russian regulations in line with European standards.

(Osteuropa 2-3/2007, pp. 311–314)