Commissioner Breton in Poland on next leg of EU defence industry tour

Today, Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton is travelling to Poland to engage with defence industry manufacturers and meet with government officials as part of his tour of EU defence industries.

Commissioner Breton will visit, together with Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland, and Mariusz Błaszczak, Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, the manufacturing sites of one of the major defence equipment factories in Poland.

They will exchange views on the urgent need to increase ammunition production for Ukraine and EU’s security.

Commissioner Breton 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.