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Breakfast briefing on transatlantic defence cooperation and interdependence

11 May 2015
Security, Defence & Space

AmCham EU’s Security and Defence Committee hosted a high-level breakfast meeting on transatlantic defence cooperation and interdependence, with a keynote address delivered by Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and speeches from MEP Ioan Mircea Pașcu, Vice-President of the European Parliament, and Rini Goos, Deputy Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency (EDA). The discussion was moderated by Thomas Reynaert (UTC), Chair of the AmCham EU Security and Defence Committee. 


The speakers shared perspectives on the key challenges and opportunities facing the EU defence industry ahead of the June 2015 European Council on Defence, highlighting important areas for transatlantic collaboration.  The event brought AmCham EU members together with officials from the EEAS, European Parliament and Member States as well as representatives from the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and the US Missions to the EU, NATO and Belgium.