MEPs concerned with peace should worry about the new ‘Defence Industry & Space’ unit

By |oktober 1st, 2019|DG Defence Industry and Space, European Commission, European defence industry, News, Sylvie Goulard|

At Commissioner-designate Syvie Goulard’s hearing on Wednesday, MEPs should question the over-influence of the arms industry and the impact of the new DG for “Defence Industry & Space” on peace, says Laëtitia Sédou.

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EU defence funding far too small for big ambitions: report

By |september 12th, 2019|defence spending, DG Defence Industry and Space, European Court of Auditors, European defence, News, strategic autonomy|

EU's objective to increase defence spending to €22.5 billion over the next decade is insufficient for its ambitions in the sector, the European Court of Auditors said Thursday (12 September) in its annual review paper on the bloc's defence cooperation and policy.

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Von der Leyen assigns defence challenge to France

By |september 11th, 2019|DG Defence Industry and Space, European Defence Fund, News, strategic autonomy, Sylvie Goulard, Ursula von der Leyen|

France's former defence minister, Sylvie Goulard, has been proposed as the EU's internal market Commissioner. But her new portfolio also includes a strengthened European defence file, which analysts say will be her biggest challenge.

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