“European Defence cooperation: Unintended effects of current policies!” conference was held on February 6 at the European Parliament in Brussels. The conference addressed the current intentions of the European Commission with respect to defence cooperation, creation of the Single European Defence market as well as the involvement of SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises).
Director of the Analysis Division at WISI – Antoni Pieńkos was one of the key-note speakers during the conference. In his presentation he raised the issue of defence sovereignty of European states in relation to EC’s new initiatives and the transnational character of potential threats.
Conclusions of the conference will serve as recommendations given to the European Parliament and the European Commission.