05 Jun, 2023

Renew Europe calls for swift negotiations on ammunition

The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament welcomed last week’s adoption of the Act in Support of Ammunition Production (ASAP) under urgent procedure and expects a fast agreement with the Council on this legislation.

The Act aims to ramp up the EU's production capacity and address the current shortage of ammunition, missiles and their components following continued support to Ukraine against Russia’s war of aggression.

Renew Europe asked for an urgent procedure on ASAP as proposed by the European Commission and voted against all amendments tabled by other political groups.

Dominique Riquet MEP (Parti Radical, FR), Shadow Rapporteur on ASAP, said:

"By voting massively in favour of ASAP, the Parliament shows its willingness to intensify the Union's support Ukraine by producing one million rounds per year. We now call for swift negotiations with the Council so this instrument is operational as early as possible."

Nathalie Loiseau MEP (Liste Renaissance, FR), Chair of the European Parliament Subcommittee on Security and Defence, added:

“With this vote under urgent procedure, the European Parliament is shouldering its responsibilities: the production of munitions in Europe is a priority and an emergency. The future and security of Ukraine and the European Union as a whole are at stake. With this fast-track vote, we are sending a double message to Putin: we will support Ukraine ‘whatever it takes’, and we are strengthening European defence.”

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