Brussels, 15 March 2023
Today, Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton is travelling to Bulgaria to meet with EU defence industry manufacturers. During his visit, Commissioner Breton will meet with Minister of Defence Dimitar Stoyanov and Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry Irina Shtonova to exchange views on the urgent need to increase ammunition production to ensure EU’s security.
Commissioner Breton will then visit manufacturing sites of two major defence equipment factories in Bulgaria. He will meet with representatives of manufacturers in order to assess the needs of the EU defence industry to better calibrate support, including potentially through EU funds, and to address relevant bottlenecks.
In the weeks to come, the Commissioner will continue to engage with EU defence industry and visit industrial facilities in order to facilitate and accelerate industrial ramp-up.
Source – EU Commission