Brussels, 30 June 2021 Today, the European Commission adopted the European Defence Fund (EDF) Work Programme for 2021, following the entry into force of the EDF Regulation in May. The Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) welcomes this milestone in the implementation phase of the EDF. “The EDF mobilises the EU budget to support collaborative defence projects between different partners across the EU.
29 April 2021 – PRESS RELEASE: Today, the European Parliament adopted the Regulation establishing the European Defence Fund (EDF). The Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) welcomes this important and final step towards the implementation of the EDF. By boosting research and development cooperation in the defence sector, the EDF will strengthen the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base.
Aviation sector welcomes updated EASA-ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol calling for harmonised and risk-based COVID-19 travel measures – Member States must now implement
- Report acknowledges positive epidemiological developments across Europe and low risk of virus spread during air travel. - Risk-based approach will make travel easier for passengers by avoiding duplication of checks throughout the journey, including for transfer passengers. - For first time ever, protocol supports the use of Rapid Antigen Tests and recognises potential capacity constraints at airport terminals due to continued physical distancing requirements. Brussels and London, 17 June 2021 Leading aviation associations welcomed the European Union Aviation Safety Ag
9 April 2021 - Driven by geopolitical uncertainties and growing awareness of technological dependencies and vulnerabilities, technological sovereignty has become an important point on the EU’s strategic agenda. As one of the key objectives of the European Commission, it has begun to appear frequently in EU policies and programmes. At the same time, coherent and generally accepted responses to key questions are still missing: What does sovereignty mean in the context of technology and how can it be achieved? For which technologies does Europe want to be sovereign?