European Commission to present defence proposal in 3 weeks

By Thomson Reuters Feb 17, 2024 | 4:35 AM

MUNICH (Reuters) – The European Commission will present a defence industrial strategy proposal in three weeks, commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday, and will also open a defence innovation office in Ukraine.

“Europe has to step up its industrial base…I’m a convinced transatlanticist and at the same time we have to build a strong Europe and that goes hand in hand,” von der Leyen told a panel at the Munich Security Conference.

(Reporting by Julia Payne and Andrew Gray; editing by Mark Heinrich)