Commissioner Breton visits Germany to pursue EU defence industry tour

Today, on 4 May, Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, is travelling to Germany to meet with government officials and defence industry manufacturers as part of his tour of EU defence industries.

Commissioner Breton will meet with Defence State Secretary Benedikt Zimmer to exchange views on the urgent need to increase ammunition production for Ukraine and the EU’s security.

In Lower Saxony, the Commissioner will visit one of the major defence equipment factories together with the State Secretary. He will meet with representatives of manufacturers in order to assess the needs of the defence industry so the EU can provide tailored support, including through EU funds, and address relevant bottlenecks.

Next week, the Commissioner will complete his defence industry tour. These field visits have been key to elaborate the Act in Support of Ammunition Production, presented on 3 May, which aims at supporting the EU’s industry in ramping up its production capacities in ammunition and missiles.

(For more information: Sonya Gospodinova – Tel.: +32 2 296 69 53; Federica Miccoli – Tel.: +32 2 295 83 00)