Sunday, August 18, 2019

Defence & Security News

Government Europa brings you the latest EU Defence & Security News from across the field of European Government Policy.

EDF announces new funding for defence research projects © Raigo Pajula (EU2017EE)

European Defence Fund announces new funding for defence research projects

The European Defence Fund (EDF) has announced a raft of new funding for defence research projects across the EU, which will cover naval, airborne...
Ursula von der Leyen acknowledged a funding shortfall ahead of Germany's command of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force © Arno Mikkor (EU2017EE)

Germany ‘lacks equipment’ for Very High Readiness Joint Task Force

A new report has warned that the German army lacks basic equipment as the country prepares to take over command of NATO’s Very High...
Theresa May urges new UK-EU defence treaty © Annika Haas (EU2017EE)

Theresa May urges new UK-EU defence treaty

At last week’s Munich Security Conference, UK Prime Minister Theresa May urged European leaders to agree a new UK-EU defence treaty, outside Brexit negotiations. Such...
An A400M military transport plane © Airwolfhound

Airbus loses further €1.3bn on A400M military transport plane

Airbus has announced further losses of €1.3bn in its A400M military transport plane project, despite reporting better than expected profits for 2017. The A400M military...
Meeting of NATO ministers of defence wraps up © U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence wraps up

Following the meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence that took place this week (14-15 February), Government Europa highlights the most important meetings, discussions and...
UK accuses Russia of NotPetya ransomware attack

UK accuses Russia of NotPetya ransomware attack

The UK government has publicly accused the Russian military of carrying out the malicious NotPetya ransomware attack that spread across Europe last year. Publicly accusing...
Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos promotes co-operation with Albania © Plamen Stoimenov (EU2018BG)

EU border agency agrees co-operation with Albania

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency has initialled a draft agreement for operational co-operation with Albania. The agreement will allow the agency to be...
Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip © Aron Urb (EU2017EE)

EU welcomes ban on unjustified geoblocking

The European Parliament has voted to end unjustified geoblocking, the process by which retailers refuse to sell to consumers from other member states. Through geoblocking,...
GDPR threatens WHOIS internet security protocol

GDPR could threaten vital internet security protocol

Cybersecurity experts have warned that the EU’s incoming general data protection regulation (GDPR) could conflict with a fundamental protocol which identifies internet users. The GDPR...
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North Korea buying military equipment through Berlin embassy

Germany’s head of intelligence, Hans-Georg Maaßen, has warned that North Korea has been acquiring military equipment through its Berlin embassy. Maaßen is president of the...

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