European Commission sets up High Level Group on Defence Research
The European Commission has set up a High Level Group of Personalities on Defence Research, in order to provide advice on how the EU can support research related to the Common Security and Defence Policy. The High Level Group met for the first time on 30 March 2015. The group is chaired by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Its 16 members include, amongst others, EC Vice-President and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, former Swedish Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, and Reimund Neugebauer, President of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
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