Strategic Defence and Security Review Implementation

Cabinet Office will lead additional work to review national security capabilities, supporting ongoing implementation of the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review. The government has initiated work on a review of national security capabilities, in support of the ongoing implementation of the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review (NSS & SDSR) which was … Read more

A European Defence Fund: €5.5 billion per year to boost Europe’s defence capabilities

Today the Commission is launching a European Defence Fund to help Member States spend taxpayer money more efficiently, reduce duplications in spending, and get better value for money. Announced by President Juncker in September 2016, and backed by the European Council in December 2016, the Fund will coordinate, supplement and amplify national investments in defence research, in the … Read more

European Defence Action Plan: Towards a European Defence Fund

The European Commission proposes a European Defence Fund and other actions to support Member States’ more efficient spending in joint defence capabilities, strengthen European citizens’ security and foster a competitive and innovative industrial base. The European Commission proposes a European Defence Fund and other actions to support Member States’ more efficient spending in joint defence … Read more

Defence: MEPs push for more EU cooperation to better protect Europe

Terrorism, hybrid threats and cyber- and energy insecurity leave EU countries no choice but to step up their security and defence cooperation efforts, thus paving the way to a European Defence Union, say MEPs in a resolution passed on Tuesday. They suggest devoting 2% of GDP to defence, establishing multinational forces and EU headquarters to … Read more

First annual Compliance Report published by the Single Source Regulations Office

The regulator for single source UK defence contracts has today published its first annual Compliance Report. The key points include: In 2015 the SSRO found almost £100,000 of agreed savings and identified over £20 million of potential savings. A further £5.7 million of possible savings are also currently under investigation on the first six QDCs. … Read more