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Bill Would Allow Arms Buys Without Intermediaries

June 23 2011

Czech Republic

The lower house of the Czech Parliament has passed a bill to allow the direct purchase of weapons by government agencies, reports the Czech News Agency.

Under the legislation, the Defense and Interior ministries would be able to buy arms from foreign companies without the need for government resolutions on each deal.

The measure passed Tuesday by the Chamber of Deputies also adopts a European Union directive designed to simplify weapons purchases within the E.U.

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