pellinore Posted March 7 #1 Share Posted March 7 (edited) Britain’s defence industry is to be blocked from profiting from the EU’s vast increase in spending on arms for Ukraine, under a leaked plan seen by the Guardian. A “massive order” of ammunition, ranging from small arms to 155mm artillery rounds, is being prepared in Brussels but only EU and Norwegian manufacturers will be able to take advantage. France, Germany and Italy, the home of Europe’s biggest arms manufacturers are likely to be the biggest beneficiaries to the detriment of the the UK, which is the world’s seventh largest arms exporter. “Essentially, this is a zero-sum game and the proposal will bolster European defence industry at the costs of those outside the union,” a diplomatic source in Brussels said. UK will miss out on EU’s ‘massive’ increase in arms spending for Ukraine (msn.com) Edited March 7 by pellinore 1 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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