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European Defence Matters: Report on the European Defence Agency Annual Conference Paskelbta: 19/04/2013

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The annual conference of the European Defence Agency - EDA is a landmark occasion for the European Union defense community. The 2013 event, held on 21 March in Brussels, brought together 450 key decision-makers from the EU area and beyond, including Member States, European institutions, research bodies, think-tanks, industry and the media.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council,
  • Cathy Ashton, Head of the EDA,
  • Alan Shatter, TD Irish Minister for Justice, Equality and Defense representing the EU presidency,
  • Claude-France Arnould, Chief Executive of the EDA.

The European Commission was represented by Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General of the Directorate General Enterprise and Industry.