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«I welcome today`s political agreement on the European Defence Fund,» said Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Defence. This is a major step forward as, for the first time, the EU will have a specific programme to support industrial cooperation in the defence field. A more integrated, innovative and competitive technological and industrial base for European defence is essential for a stronger, more resilient and strategically autonomous Europe. Through its defence cooperation and joint investment in research and development, the European Defence Fund will provide advanced and interoperable defence technologies and equipment that meet Member States` capabilities needs.» The Commission today welcomes the political agreement proposed by the Commission in June 2018 between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the European Defence Fund. The trilogue negotiations are now over with the political agreement, until the legal texts are definitively approved by the European Parliament and the Council. It is the first multi-year financial programme to support defence research and development in the EU. On 10 November 2020, a political agreement was reached between the European Parliament, EU Member States in the Council and the Commission on the EU`s next long-term budget and the next generation of THE EU. The next step is to legally adopt the MFF package, along with the ratification of the own resources decision. The Commission today welcomes the political agreement proposed by the Commission in June 2018 between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the European Defence Fund.
Following today`s agreement, formal approval of the text will be voted on in the European Parliament and the Council. Since the 2019 partial agreement, the Commission has been preparing to guarantee its applicability from January 2021. Press release on the proposed European Defence Fund 2021-2027 The European Defence Fund will make an important contribution to Europe`s sovereignty and protect and defend its citizens. It will encourage defence cooperation between companies, research actors and between Member States to promote innovation and develop cutting-edge defence technologies. Press release for the preparation of the first joint industrial projects within the framework of the EU budget .