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18 Oct 2017 12:30


Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU
Rue Montoyer 21
B-1000  Brussels



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On October 18, CESI will hold the 17th edition of its lunchtime event series "CESI@noon" - this time together with the Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU on "European Defence Union: What next?" Registration is now possible.

The Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU and the European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) cordially invite you to an CESI@noon event on the topic
‘European Defence Union: What next?’ 
Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 13:00 – 14:30 hrs
(Light lunch from 12:30, start of the event at 13:00)
Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU
(Rue Montoyer 21, B-1000 Brussels)
Simultaneous interpretation into English/German
Register here
During the course of 2015 – 2017, Europe has witnessed a rapid change of its security environment due to new factors, modern threats and a steady increase of its security needs. Trend changing measures are being envisaged at EU level. The commission has issued a reflection paper on the future of European defence as part of the white paper process. Common military assets and the will of the EU “to engage at an unprecedented level in defence to support Member States” are being discussed. In order to create a defence union, all EU instruments, including EU funding, as well as the full potential of the Treaties shall be exploited.
What are the next steps? What are the opportunities and the threats regarding the European Defence Fund and the European Defence Industrial Development Programme? What are the views on the establishment of the military planning and conduct capability (MPCC) within the EU military staff (EUMS)?
These and other questions shall be raised and assessed from different perspectives, including from representatives of those mostly concerned: the military staff.
Welcome speech
Friedrich von Heusinger
Director, Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union
Brigadier General Heinz Krieb
EU Military Staff, Director Concepts & Capabilities, European External Action Service
Panel Discussion with the participation of
Captain Andreas Steinmetz
Deputy Chair, Deutscher BundeswehrVerband
Emmanuel Jacob
President, EUROMIL
Michael Gahler
Member, European Parliament
Hajo Friedrich
Concluding remarks
Romain Wolff
President, CESI


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