Wednesday

22nd Aug 2018

Ticker

EU to spend billions on encrypted software and drone technology

The EU commission on Wednesday presented plans to spend more money on defence and security in the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027. A €13bn European Defence Fund will be invested in areas such as encrypted software and drone technology. A new €10.5bn European Peace Facility, will be set aside to improve the EU's ability to prevent conflicts, build peace and guarantee international security.

Read and decide

Join EUobserver today

Support quality EU news

Get instant access to all articles — and 18 year's of archives. 30 days free trial.

... or join as a group

News in Brief

  1. Hungary accused of denying food to asylum seekers
  2. Germany urges new payment system to save Iran deal from US
  3. Facebook and Twitter shut down election-meddling accounts
  4. US widens Russia sanctions
  5. EU Commission: efforts 'ongoing' over Italian migrant ship
  6. Italy allows boat with migrants to dock
  7. France's Total pulls out of Iran due to US sanctions
  8. Trump accuses EU and China of currency manipulation

Stakeholders' Highlights

  1. ACCACompany Law Package: Making the Best of Digital and Cross Border Mobility,
  2. IPHRCivil Society Worried About Shortcomings in EU-Kyrgyzstan Human Rights Dialogue
  3. UNESDAThe European Soft Drinks Industry Supports over 1.7 Million Jobs
  4. Mission of China to the EUJointly Building Belt and Road Initiative Leads to a Better Future for All
  5. IPHRCivil society asks PACE to appoint Rapporteur to probe issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan
  6. ACCASocial Mobility – How Can We Increase Opportunities Through Training and Education?
  7. Nordic Council of MinistersEnergy Solutions for a Greener Tomorrow
  8. UNICEFWhat Kind of Europe Do Children Want? Unicef & Eurochild Launch Survey on the Europe Kids Want
  9. Nordic Council of MinistersNordic Countries Take a Stand for Climate-Smart Energy Solutions
  10. Mission of China to the EUChina: Work Together for a Better Globalisation
  11. Nordic Council of MinistersNordics Could Be First Carbon-Negative Region in World
  12. European Federation of Allergy and AirwaysLife Is Possible for Patients with Severe Asthma

Latest News

  1. EU paid Italy at least €200,000 for migrant stunt
  2. 'Final phase' Brexit talks to go on 'continuously'
  3. UK sanctions appeal risks highlighting EU divisions
  4. Wind delays launch of European wind-mapping satellite
  5. Greece 'normal' again after end of crisis, EU says
  6. Putin strikes blow against Russia's isolation by Europe
  7. EU-China cooperation on CO2 storage lost in limbo
  8. Greece exits bailouts, but difficult path ahead

Join EUobserver

Support quality EU news

Join us