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European Security and Defence Policy

Latest news about EU initiatives relating to a common security policy for Europe.

Following ZTE's Commerce Department Ban Lift, Chief Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel ZTE USA joins Defence Exports speaker line-up 20 July 2018, 15:33 CET
New speaker Matt Bell, Chief Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel for ZTE USA is set to present on 'How to do business with the US' at Defence Exports 2018

UK New Space Launch capability to be discussed at Global MilSatCom 2018 19 July 2018, 00:04 CET
SMi Group Reports: The Global MilSatCom Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology Focus Day will explore how innovation is revolutionising access to space

Procurement and Contract Officer, European Defence Agency 17 July 2018, 23:26 CET
The European Defence Agency is looking to recruit a Procurement and Contract Officer.

Trump criticised as NATO strengthens cooperation with EU 10 July 2018, 20:36 CET
"Appreciate your allies, after all you don't have that many," EU Council president Tusk told US president Trump Tuesday, as NATO and the EU signed a joint declaration to strengthen military cooperation.

Air-to-Air Refuelling Focus Day Announced for 19th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference 06 July 2018, 00:01 CET
SMi Group Reports: An Air-to-Air Refuelling focus day has been added to the 19th Annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference agenda, taking place 3 - 5 December 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Lieutenant Colonel Erik Rozema-Seaton, Royal Canadian Air Force speaker interview released in run up to Military Flight Training Conference 03 July 2018, 16:28 CET
SMi Reports: Interview with Military Flight Training expert speaker Lieutenant Colonel Erik Rozema-Seaton, Commanding Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force has recently been released.

New Chief of F110 Frigate Programme to Present Keynote Address at Maritime Information Warfare Conference 2018 28 June 2018, 15:30 CET
SMi Reports: Captain Antonio Gonzalez Garcia, Spanish MoD, has been announced as the newest keynote speaker at this year’s Maritime Information Warfare conference in London.

Registration Opens for 19th Annual Military Airlift and Air-To-Air Refuelling Conference 22 June 2018, 00:56 CET
SMi Group Reports: Registration is now open for the 19th annual Military Airlift and Air-To-Air Refuelling conference, taking place 4 – 5 December 2018 in Rome, Italy.

20th Annual Global MilSatCom (London, from 06 November 2018, 08:00 CET to 08 November 2018, 17:30 CET) —
SMi Group are proud to announce that the 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London on 6th, 7th and 8th November and a Small Satellite and Disruptive Space Technology focus day on the 5th November.

Maritime Information Warfare (London, from 26 November 2018, 08:15 CET to 27 November 2018, 18:30 CET) —
SMi are thrilled to announce the return of Maritime Information Warfare conference, now in its second year, taking place on 26th and 27th November 2018, in London.

Brussels unveils EUR 13 billion defence fund 14 June 2018, 16:53 CET
The EU Commission outlined plans for a new EUR 13 billion European Defence Fund Wednesday, with a view to increasing the EU's 'strategic autonomy' and strengthening its ability to protect its citizens.

European Peace Facility 13 June 2018, 14:11 CET
To bolster the EU's ability to safeguard European security interests and prevent conflicts, build peace and strengthen international security, EU High Representative Mogherini on 13 June proposed a new European Peace Facility worth EUR 10.5 billion for 2021-2027.

The European Peace Facility 13 June 2018, 14:14 CET
The European Peace Facility (EPF) is an off-budget fund for the next Multiannual Financial Framework, designed to prevent conflicts, preserve peace and strengthen international security around the world, for the benefit of our citizens and our partners.

SMi reports: AP-Flyer have been confirmed as the latest sponsor of this year’s UAV Technology conference, taking place this September in Prague 08 June 2018, 15:41 CET
SMi welcomes AP-Flyer as the latest sponsor of this year's UAV Technology conference, set to take place in Prague, Czech Republic on 26th - 27th September 2018, as the company sign up to sponsor, exhibit and speak at the event.

Orolia awarded $34m US Army contract 05 June 2018, 15:34 CET
Orolia, a global Fleader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, has announced that its subsidiary McMurdo Inc. was awarded a $33,986,800 contract to manufacture Personnel Recovery Devices (PRD) for the US Army.

The Chief Executive for DE&S to Deliver A Briefing at The Defence Safety Conference This October 22 May 2018, 23:10 CET
SMi Group Reports: Sir Simon Bollom KBE CB, Chief Executive Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), UK MoD will deliver a briefing at the Defence Safety Conference

Registration Opens for the 7th Annual Military Flight Training Conference 14 May 2018, 15:40 CET
SMi Reports: Registration is now open for the 7th annual Military Flight Training conference, taking place in London, UK, on 10th & 11th October 2018.

Military Flight Training 2018 (London, from 10 October 2018, 09:00 CET to 11 October 2018, 18:00 CET) —
The 7th annual Military Flight Training conference returns to London on the 10th and 11th October 2018.

Registration Opens for The Defence Exports Conference, Sponsored by Pillsbury 01 May 2018, 13:09 CET
SMi Group Reports: The 13th Defence Exports Conference will commence in Rome on the 19th and 20th September 2018

Air Missile Defence Technology conference returns to Prague this Autumn 25 April 2018, 18:07 CET
SMi reports: Air Missile Defence Technology conference returns to Prague for its 3rd year running

The Defence Safety Conference (London, from 01 October 2018, 09:00 CET to 02 October 2018, 17:00 CET) —
The Defence Safety Conference, supported by The Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD, will take place on 1st and 2nd October 2018 at Copthorne Tara, Kensington, London.

Agenda released for UAV Technology conference 04 April 2018, 18:06 CET
SMi is thrilled to announce the return of the third annual UAV Technology conference, which will return to Prague, Czech Republic on 26th and 27th September 2018.

EU puts forward 'military mobility' defence plan 13 April 2018, 00:02 CET
The European Commission and the EU's foreign affairs chief presented Wednesday an Action Plan to improve military mobility within and beyond the European Union.

EU boosts security in Africa's Sahel region 27 February 2018, 18:12 CET
The EU announces extra funding for the G5 Sahel Joint Security Force to support regional security and fight terrorism, and a reinforcement of international coordination of sustainable development efforts.

MEPs demand controls on cyber-surveillance tools 17 January 2018, 23:47 CET
EU export controls should be extended to cyber-surveillance tools to avoid human rights violations, MEPs said in a vote Wednesday, setting the Parliament's position for negotiations with EU ministers.