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European Defence Matters: Video Report

The European Defence Agency presents a short video report summarising the highlights of its annual conference "European Defence Matters". 


The annual conference of the EDA is a landmark occasion for the European Union defence community. The 2013 event, held on 21 March in Brussels, brought together 450 key decision-makers from the EU area and beyond, including Member States, European institutions, research bodies, think-tanks, industry and the media.  Keynote speakers included Herman Van Rompuy President of the European Council Cathy Ashton Head of the EDA, Alan Shatter TD Irish Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence representing the EU presidency and Claude-France Arnould Chief Executive of the EDA.

More information:
  • Speech by Herman Van Rompuy, Council President
  • Speech by Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission and Head of the European Defence Agency.
  • Welcome by Claude-France Arnould
  • Speech by Alan Shatter TD, Irish Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence
  • Pooling & Sharing: Early Results for Operations. Presentation by Peter Round, EDA Capabilities Director
  • Pictures on Flickr
  • Event summary on Storify
  • Video report on YouTube