Leonardo MW Ltd launch in London
By David Oliver
According to Mauro Moretti, CEO and General Manager of Leonardo, Europe, not just the European Union, should reshape its defence industry. He was speaking in London on 12 January at the press launch of Leonardo MW Ltd, a new single entity for its UK-based operations.
The EU makes a right turn
Tightening of socio-economic and cultural-ethnic problems, confusion and unpreparedness of European government for a comprehensive solution for those problems lead to frustration and resentment among European citizens. This situation creates a breeding ground for the spread of a variety of national socialist ideologies and organisations. Objective processes of historical development, such as international financial crisis and its consequences, sharp reduction of social guarantees and general welfare and labour legislation deterioration, pushed the European world into the arms of the rightwing movements with nationalist and populist overtones.
Defence Industry Minister meets with DCNS France
The Minister for Defence industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today met with senior management of DCNS in France to discuss progress on Australia’s Future Submarine Program.
Euroscepticism and common security and foreign policies
After the Second World War, in order to secure long-term peace and stability and to create an environment for economic recovery, the process of European integration began. At that time it involved six Western European countries, initially to promote peace, security, and economic development. This integration process evolved into the creation of the European Union with its harmonised laws on a range of economic and social issues. Indeed, EU members today have a single market, a currency (“the Eurozone” includes 2/3 of the states), share a customs union, a trade policy, etc. The 1993 Maastricht Treaty implied the creation of the European Central Bank and a common monetary policy, however, if not a fiscal policy (thus, the member states are in control over their own spending’s and taxation).
Indo Defence 2016
By Joseph Roukoz
As the seventh edition of Indonesia’s tri-service exposition and forum comes to a close, it can already be hailed as a great success. Well organised every two years by the Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, it took place in the Indonesian capital from November 2nd to 5th 2016. Indo Defence exhibition hosted some 844 companies from 55 countries, with 30 pavilions including those of Germany, India, Italy, Australia, South Korea, France, Turkey, USA, UK, Russia, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Belarus, Indonesia, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Slovakia, an increase of about 25 percent compared with the last edition according to the organisers.