A New Deal for European Defence: Commission proposes industrial action plan
EU News 281/2014
Brussels, 24 June 2014
The European Commission has today presented a roadmap for measures to strengthen the Single Market for defence, to promote a more competitive defence industry and to foster synergies between civil and military research including details and timelines for the actions. These actions include preparing a roadmap for a comprehensive EU-wide security of supply regime; practical guidance for regional authorities and SMEs clarifying the possibility of using European funds for supporting dual-use projects; and a new 'Preparatory Action' to test the added value of an EU contribution to defence-related research for the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Taken together, these actions will contribute to making the European defence and security sector more efficient and strengthen the Union’s CSDP. Today's roadmap is the follow-up to the Commission's Communication on defence presented in July 2013 (IP/13/734).
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File Photo: Antonio Tajani at the podium. Date: 04/03/2014 Reference: P-025139/00-18 Location: Brussels - Plaza Hotel (C)EU, 2014 URL