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Ref. Ares(2018)5478450 - 25/10/2018
Ref. Ares(2019)2782374 - 24/04/2019
From: 
 
 (GROW) 
Sent: 
mardi 23 octobre 2018 17:04 
To: 
PELTOMAKI Antti Ilmari (GROW); 
 
 (GROW); TOKARSKI 
Slawomir (GROW); 
 
 (GROW); 
 
 (GROW); 
 
 (GROW); 
 
 (GROW); 
 
 (GROW) 
Cc: 
GROW F1; GROW F 
Subject: 
Flash Report: Meeting with Airbus on strategic value chains 
 
Follow Up Flag: 
Follow up 
Flag Status: 
Flagged 
 
Flash Report: Meeting with Airbus on strategic value chains  
 
On 23 October, Slawomir Tokarski (GROW F) and 
 
 (GROW F1) met representatives of Airbus 
(Ms Errard, SVP European Affairs and 
 
 
   
 
 to discuss strategic value 
chains. 
 
Airbus highlighted the strategic role of the aeronautics industry, with its spillovers to other sectors and 
the role for strategic autonomy and the need for policy coordination on EU level between R&D&I, trade 
& economic diplomacy and standards set by the European Aviation Safety Agency. They informed us 
that aeronautics has been added by Council and Parliament to the list of strategic areas for the Foreign 
Direct Investment Screening Mechanism.  
 
In the context of the Strategic Forum on Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI), clean 
and efficient aeronautics was proposed by France as strategic value chain. We explained the process of 
the Strategic Forum on IPCEIs as expert group with Member States and industry representatives to 
identify and prioritise strategic value chains. We clarified that the final list of strategic value chains 
should not be seen as exhaustive list of strategic value chains, but as proposals for coordinated action 
and investment between a number of Member States. The Airbus experience will be very helpful 
background when the Strategic Forum will have to develop roadmaps for action for a number of 
strategic value chains.  
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
European Commission  
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Innovation Policy and Investment for Growth – F1 
 
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1049 Bruxelles 
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