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"Equipping our forces for Europe's security and defence - Priorities and shortcomings"


Technological and Aerospace Committee

COLLOQUY

"Equipping our forces for Europe's security and defence -
Priorities and shortcomings"

Palacio del Senado, Plaza de la Marina Española, Madrid

5 and 6 March 2002

Programme

Summary of speeches and debates

Tuesday 5 March 2002

 
   

09.00-10.00

Registration of participants

   

10.00

Opening addresses

Mrs Esperanza Aguirre, President of the Senate

Mr Klaus Bühler, MdB, President of the WEU Assembly

   
   

10.15-13.00

FIRST SITTING: What kinds of operational needs for which purposes?

   

Chairman

Mr Agustín Díaz de Mera, Chairman of the Spanish Delegation
to the WEU Assembly

   

Speakers

Mr Fernando Díez Moreno, Secretary of State for Defence, Spain

   
 

Admiral Moreno Barberá, Chief of the Defence Staff, Spain, Chairman of the European Union Headline Goal Task Force

   
 

Dr Julian Lindley-French, Senior Research Fellow, European Union Institute for Security Studies

   
 

Mr Alan Meale, MP, Rapporteur of the WEU Assembly

   

Debate

 
   

13.00-16.00

Lunch free

   
   

16.00-18.30

SECOND SITTING: Projects initiated in the institutions: lessons to be learned

   

Chairman

Mr Dieter Schloten, MdB, Chairman of the Defence Committee of the WEU Assembly

   

Speakers

Mrs Birgitta Böhlin, National Armaments Director for Sweden

   
 

Mr Stephen Logan, Programme Co-ordination and Prospective Cooperation Section Leader, OCCAR

   
 

Mr Nicolas Maffert, Ingénieur général de l'armement, National Armaments Deputy Director for France

   
 

Mr Gary Titley, MEP, Rapporteur for the European Parliament

   
 

Dr. Ilana Bet-El, Senior policy advisor, GPC International

Debate

 
   

20.30

Dinner hosted by Mr Agustín Díaz de Mera, Chairman of the Spanish Delegation to the WEU Assembly, at the Hotel Meliá Madrid Princesa

   

Wednesday 6 March 2002

 
   

09.30-13.00

THIRD SITTING: Getting the best out of what the European armaments industry can offer

   

Chairman

Mr David Atkinson, MP, Chairman of the Technological and Aerospace Committee of the WEU Assembly

   

Speakers

 
 

Mr Corrado Antonini, Chairman of the European Defence Industries Group (EDIG)

   
 

Mr Alberto Fernández, President of the Spanish Defence Industries Association (AFARMADE)

   
 

Mr Patrice Hummel, EADS, Vice President, Strategic Coordination

   
 

Mr Simon Jewell, Future Systems Managing Director, BAe Systems

   
 

Mr Giorgio Zappa, President, Alenia Aerospazio

Debate

 
   

Conclusions

What should we be looking for from a European policy?

 

Mr Bruno Tertrais, Senior Research Fellow, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique, Paris

   

Closing address

Mr Klaus Bühler, MdB, President of the WEU Assembly


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