New "GoP" advance need for EU "military research"
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New "Group of Personalities" (GoP) advance need for "military research" in EU following the "security research" initiative: Report of the Group of Personalities on the Preparatory Action for CSDP-related research: EUROPEAN DEFENCE RESEARCH: The case for an EU-funded defence R&T programme (5 MB, pdf)
"Europes capacity to provide for its own security depends on our ability to continuously innovate to ensure technological leadership and be a credible partner to our allies. The recent dramatic falls in investment in R&T risk undermining our efforts to support the sector and our broader defence and security goals....
This work on research in defence is part of a broader policy goal to strengthen European defence cooperation. To that effect, the Commission will present an Action Plan on defence this year."
Members of the GoP: High-level group of personalities on defence research (pdf) Not an NGO/civil society in sight.
See: EU DEFENCE UNION: Yet another elite "Group of Personalities" set up: Bienkowska launches high-level defence research group (Statewatch database) and EU: Commission proposes military research programme (Statewatch database)
See:Statewatch publications: Security research initiative: Neoconopticon: the EU security-industrial complex (pdf) by Ben Hayes and Arming Big Brother: the EU's Security Research Programme by Ben Hayes
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