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European Commission sets out first-ever European Defence Industrial strategy

6th March 2024 - 12:59 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


The European Commission will aim to enhance the strength, responsiveness and innovation of the European defence industry. (Photo: European Defence Agency)

The strategy set out by the Commission will aim to bolster Europe’s defence industry, foster innovation and strengthen international alliances.

The European Commission has proposed a European Defence Industrial Strategy, outlining a comprehensive vision aimed at attaining defence industrial preparedness within the EU over the long term. The outlined strategy represented proactive response to evolving security dynamics, with potentially far-reaching implications for both EU member states and their international partners, including NATO and Ukraine.

A defence system and equipment would need to be ready in appropriate quantities when needed, the Commission said, given the resurgence of high-intensity conflict on the continent.

Actions set out by the strategy included the encouragement of EU countries to invest “more, better, together and European”.

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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