BERLIN May 30 The Europe-wide process of
defence industry consolidation will continue to completion in
coming years, Airbus chief executive Tom Enders said on
Tuesday, adding that governments needed to harmonise export
rules to facilitate this.
"Most of the defence industry is European, and those areas
that are not yet (consolidating) Europe-wide will consolidate in
coming years," he told a business forum in Berlin, adding that
the governments that wanted this to happen would need to
harmonise their export rules.
"We cannot just have German export rules and French export
rules and Spanish," he said. "We need EU rules."
(Reporting By Thomas Escritt, editing by Michelle Martin)