At Commissioner-designate Syvie Goulard’s hearing on Wednesday, MEPs should question the over-influence of the arms industry and the impact of the new DG for “Defence Industry & Space” on peace.

On 2 October, the European Parliament committee for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) will hear the French Commissioner-designate Sylvie Goulard, whose Internal Market portfolio will include a new Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space. Her nomination already faces controversy because of allegations of possible misuse of EU funds when she was an MEP. Without denying the seriousness of such allegations, there are more problematic issues ITRE members should be worried about.

Read the full ENAAT Opinion here