04/03/2014 at 08:00
Where: Hotel Le Plaza, Brussels
Topic: External relations and foreign affairs | Justice and citizens rights
Organiser: European Commission
Vice President Tajani and Commissioner Barnier are co-hosting a High-level Conference on the implementation of the Commission's Communication "Towards a more competitive and efficient defence and security sector".
The Conference aims to present the Commission's ideas on implementing the Communication in the light of the European Council Conclusions adopted in December 2013, and gather the reactions from stakeholders and to hear their ideas of where the Commission could best add value to European-level action to increase competitiveness of defence industry, strengthen the internal market and reinforce research and innovation.
The Conference will include different perspectives on the future of the European defence industry and market, as well as participants from the entire defence sector, including the confirmed participation of high level speakers:
The audience includes representatives of the Member States (including EEA members), the European Parliament, the industry, the Committee of the Regions/ECOSOC, the regions, the NATO, journalists and think tanks.
Interpretation will be provided in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.