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Official planes in Poland: the Commission turns a blind eye

(B2)It is a tacit green light given by the European Commission to possibly derogatory acquisitions from the Polish government for official planes. The spokesperson for the European Commission whom I questioned preferred not to answer the question directly, believing that there were clear rules in the Union which applied. But he did not have enough information to give an answer: “We cannot give a general answer. And we have to stop there” added the spokesperson for José-Manuel Barroso, wishing to close the question. Unless a complaint is filed by an ousted competitor. Which is rare in the defense and security markets.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).