Commissioner Breton visits Italy to pursue EU defence industry tour

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

The Commissioner will meet with Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and with Minister of Defence, Guido Crosetto, to exchange views on the urgent need to increase ammunition production for Ukraine and EU’s security.

Commissioner Breton will then visit two major defence equipment factories. 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 potentially through EU funds, and 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.