London - 25 February, 2015 European Defence Agency
EDA Chief Executive Jorge Domecq visited the United Kingdom on 24 February 2015 to exchange views on the upcoming European Council in June.
The visit allowed Jorge Domecq to meet with Julian Brazier, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Reserves, as well as senior Ministry of Defence and Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials ahead of the June 2015 European Council where Heads of State and Government will again put the spotlight on defence, eighteen months after the December 2013 Council.
Mr. Domecq also accompanied High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini for a meeting with Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon.
A lean Agency
“I want to stress that we are a lean organisation whose mission is to support Member States’ efforts to improve capabilities in a pragmatic and flexible manner”, the EDA Chief Executive said during his visit. “Therefore we need to exploit all available instruments and synergies with partners such as NATO, OCCAR or the European Commission”, he underlined.