Loiseau: Without arms exports, there won’t be a European defence industry

By |oktober 7th, 2019|Arms Exports, EU space policy, European Defence Fund, Galileo, Nathalie Loiseau, News, SEDE, Subcommittee for Security and Defence|

A newly created Commission department dedicated to the defence and space industries has given new momentum to the EU's defence union project. Nathalie Loiseau, head of the European Parliament’s defence committee, answered questions about where the sector is heading.

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Poland’s double-game on defence matters

By |september 26th, 2019|Airbus, aircraft, defence and security, European Defence Fund, European Union, France, News, pesco, PiS, Poland, Russia, US|

Poland's decision to buy American F-35 aircraft sounds like Warsaw snubbing European projects. However, the EU member state, is also in breach of its commitments, writes Nicholas Gros-Verheyde.

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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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France continues to flourish on EU arms sales market

By |avgust 20th, 2019|Arms Exports, Dassault, European Defence Fund, Florence Parly, France, Gowind, Naval Group, News, permanent structured cooperation|

An increasing number of EU member states is buying weapons 'made in France'. After its exports were high in 2018, France is even expected to top those numbers in 2019. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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France continues to flourish on EU arms sales market

By |avgust 20th, 2019|Arms Exports, Dassault, European Defence Fund, Florence Parly, France, Gowind, Naval Group, News, permanent structured cooperation|

An increasing number of EU member states is buying weapons 'made in France'. After its exports were high in 2018, France is even expected to top those numbers in 2019. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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European Defence Fund agreed amid ethics concerns

By |februar 22nd, 2019|autonomous weapons, European Defence Fund, Françoise Grossetête, MFF, News, Reinhard Bütikofer, trilogue|

EU institutions have reached a partial political agreement on the European Defence Fund (EDF) this week, but decisions on the two major issues - budget and eligibility for funding -- had to be postponed as the file remains plagued by controversy.

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European Defence Fund talks reveal rift over EU’s defence future

By |februar 11th, 2019|European Council, European defence, European Defence Fund, European defence industry, European Parliament, MFF, News, Reinhard Bütikofer, strategic autonomy, trilogue, Zdzisław Krasnodebski|

EU lawmakers failed to seal an agreement on the future of the European Defence Fund (EDF) despite a nine hour negotiation session last week.

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European Defence Fund could be breaching European treaties, legal opinion says

By |december 14th, 2018|European Commission, European Defence Fund, European defence industry, News, security and defence, Strasbourg|

The European Defence Fund (EDF) moved closer to becoming reality this week in Strasbourg when MEPs gave it the green light. However, some uncertainties persist as a legal expert opinion obtained by EURACTIV suggests that establishing the fund could be violating EU law.

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MEPs give green light for EU military research fund ahead of NATO summit

By |julij 3rd, 2018|EDIDP, European Defence Fund, News, security and defence|

Ahead of the NATO July summit in Brussels next week, MEPs in Strasbourg on Tuesday (July 3) endorsed the creation of a €500 million program aimed at boosting innovation in the European defence industry.

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Military industry fund could encourage development and export of controversial weaponry

By |junij 14th, 2018|arms race, European Commission, European Council, European defence, European Defence Fund, European Parliament, News, Weapons|

The EU is about to agree a shared military industry fund which will give billions to arms companies and exacerbate the global arms race. Presented as a key step to strengthen the EU, instead, it enshrines renewed prevalence of national interests in a hard-security context, writes Laëtitia Sédou.

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