Jorge Domecq opened EDIS highlighting the important role of the defence industry
In opening keynote speech, Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency acknowledged the importance of the defence industry in the cohesiveness of EU defence plan.
Panel of experts discussed how mobilising tools and resources can strengthen the EU-NATO Strategic Partnership
The first panel focused on research and capability development, the EU-NATO relationship and the need for complementary action, and finally the challenge of data and information sharing.
Experts and national defence ministers debated the development of equipment and technologies in the defence sector
The second panel focused on questions of regional cooperation, cyber security and research and innovation in defence.
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Third session focused on fostering investments and strengthening the single market for defence
The final panel of the day discussed the importance of transatlantic cooperation and looked in detail at the role of SMEs.
EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska stated that defence cooperation is becoming a cornerstone of the EU
Audience at Egmont Palace on the 4th December heard closing remarks from EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs.
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