Breton wants to trim defense industry to war economy

Today, EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton presented his proposal on how Brussels will encourage Europe’s defense industry to cooperate more and expand its production capacity for artillery ammunition: “I am convinced that within twelve months we will be able to increase our production capacity to one million rounds per year“, Breton said. The “Act in Support of Ammunition Procurement”, with the appropriate acronym ASAP, is the third track in the Frenchman’s three-pronged plan to supply Ukraine with enough artillery ammunition and replenish member states’ stocks.

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