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New ways for procurement, development and production of defence capabilities

We will redirect you to the KIVI site The Ukraine War has seriously added relevance to questions about effective ways to better arrange defence procurement and the defence industry. This is especially true in the EU where the traditional focus on national industry has led to scattered production and costly manufacturing lines. Join us for a discussion on a draft Eurodefense recommendation to the European Commission on advanced ideas how to plan ahead for a European defence industrial base (EDTIB) that is up to the task of developing and equipping the armed forces of the member states.  The meeting will be in hybrid format from 14:00 until 16:00 (CEST) on Friday 27 October 2023 Please follow this link to register for online or in-person participation During the discussion, three topics will be addressed by three speakers. Three topics relevant for government contracting of defence capabilities, for research and development by industry as well as

More effective Defence technology and industry policies needed in the European Union

British troops exercise in Estonia as part of the NATO's EFP Source: II Defence Imagery, Flickr Editorial by Jan Wind in Eurodefense newsletter         Download the complete newsletter here . European cooperation for Defence is booming and will exponentially increase in the foreseeable future. Not so much in operations or foreign policy, where national sovereignty still is the dominant factor dragging down progress, but so much more in technology and industry.    The establishment of the Directorate Defence and Space Industry (DEFIS) and the European Defence Fund (EDF) provided a firm basis, and the war in Ukraine is - unfortunately - a strong catalyser to speed up policy development and practical implementation. A large team at DEFIS creates new concepts and rules. They lead the recently activated European Defence Industry Reinforcement through common Procurement Act (EDIRPA) to stimulate intergovernmental cooperation. The next programme to stimulate common investments is the Euro

EU: Global Player with Serious Flaws - Joost van Iersel

1. From Internal to External Focus Ursula von der Leyen coined the term 'Geopolitical Commission' in the autumn of 2019. A global orientation for the Union seemed like a radical change. But it is, of course, a gross exaggeration to claim that the Union only looked inward before; all internal issues inherently have an external dimension.