A European perspective on Defence cooperation in a time of financial challenge.
Can European defence cooperation survive the austerity challenge? To fulfil their future security and defence ambitions Europeans must maximise the purchasing power of limited defence budgets while at the same time foster the more competitive and effective European defence industrial base necessary for independent action.
How can these objectives be made compatible?
The European Defence Agency’s Annual Conference on 31 January 2012 will provide a forum for a high level debate amongst senior experts from governments, EU institutions, industry and think tanks on the means to boost European defence cooperation in an era of severe financial constraints.