February 19 – Lunch debate “The European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) : strengthening Europe’s defence industrial and technological”

On February 19, the Long-term investment Intergroup held a lunch-debate on the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) and its potential to boost European cooperative defence programmes while offering opportunities for enterprises in the defence sector.

Speakers :

Dominique Riquet, MEP, Chair of Long-term Investment Intergroup               

Lowri Evans, Director General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Burkard Schmitt, Director for Security and Defence, AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD)

Gergana Karadjova, PSC Ambassador/ Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Political and Security Committee

Lola Merveille, Bpifrance Permanent Representative to the European Institutions

Frederic Mauro, lawyer and associate researcher with the Group for research and information on peace and security (GRIP)

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