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European Parliament conference: Unintended effects of European defence cooperation policies

Geplaatst 7 feb. 2019 01:53 door Jan Wind   [ 13 feb. 2019 11:25 bijgewerkt ]

On 6 February 2019 a roundtable conference at the European Parliament organised by Sallux, EDTA and EuroDefense addressed current intentions of the European Commission with respect to defence (materiel) cooperation. Are these plans effective to reach the goal of improved cooperation, a more effective defence industry and better involvement of SMEs throughout the Union? What could be negative effects of these policies and how could these be mitigated.

EDNL member and EDTA president Jan Wind presented two proposals in his presentation "Financing the Future": 

(1) to simplify EDF co-funding negotiations and 

(2) to improve spin-off and involvement of SMEs. 

Several other presidents and members of EuroDefense associations did speak or participated in the conference.

The conference was very topical as the so called Trilogue between the European Commission, The European Council and the European Parliament on the European Defence Fund and connected policies is still on-going. The conference was hosted by MEP Marek Jurek, the "rapporteur" on the European Defence Fund of the European Parliament.As a result of the conference a set of recommendations to support or amend the Policies will be sent to the European Commission, the European Parliament and others.

For more information visit the EDTA page on this conference (click).

Jan Wind,
7 feb. 2019 12:00