Helsinki - 12 December, 2013 EU Defence Agency
Claude-France Arnould was invited by Mr Carl Haglund, the Minister of Defence of Finland, to Helsinki on 3-4 December to attend meetings of Defence Ministers of the Nordic and Baltic States and the Northern Group.
Mme Arnould discussed with the Ministers the development of European defence capabilities and the reinforcement of linkages with regional cooperation. Discussions addressed the mutual benefit of joint efforts in the regional and European frameworks, including through economies of scale, improved interoperability, and synergies with wider European policies.
Press release of the Finnish Ministry of Defence "Nordic Defence Ministers meet in Helsinki on the 3rd and 4th of December 2013"