The European Network Against Arms Trade connects groups and individuals who see the arms trade as a threat to peace, security and development, and the arms industry as a driving force behind increasing arms trade. Through research, publication, lobby and public campaigning ENAAT groups are working to limit or end the international arms trade.
The European Network Against Arms Trade is campaigning to halt the inclusion of arms industry research into the EU budget. No EU money should go to the arms industry! Research money should go to projects developing nonviolent ways of resolving and preventing conflicts, and in particular tackling root causes of instability such as climate change.
The arms business has a devastating impact on human rights and security, and damages economic development. Large-scale military procurement and arms exports reinforce a militaristic approach to international problems. Although European governments claim not to export arms to countries at war or those violating human rights, European arms are sold all over the world with very few restrictions. European weapons are often exported to dictatorships or to countries at war.
EU: Don’t invest in weapons!
Halt the inclusion of arms industry research into the new EU budget. No EU money should go to military technology. Research money should go to projects developing nonviolent ways of preventing and resolving conflicts, and in particular tackling root-causes of instability.
Press Release: Online info tool on EU Defence Fund provides all you need to know ahead of the European Summit
Tomorrow the European Summit will welcome the launch of the Permanent Structured cooperation (PESCO) and review ‘progress’ in other areas of Defence, and the European Parliament will discuss the EC proposal to fund the development phase of new military capabilities with the EU budget, as part of the European Defence Fund. The European Network Against […]
A crucial debate has started in the EU and key decisions will be taken by the European Parliament and by the Member States in the coming weeks and months. Not only these decisions will shape the future of the EU but they will also influence how the world is addressing and responding to environmental, societal […]
19th October 2017
“How the arms industry is hijacking Europe’s defence policy”: a new report from Vredesactie documents the symbiotic relationship between the arms industry and the EU institutions.
40 billion euros. That’s how much the European Union wants to spend on the research and development of new weapons during the next 10 years. The establishment of the European Defence Fund is an unprecedented acceleration in the militarization of the EU and only serves one purpose: sustaining the competitiveness of the arms industry. The […]