EU Defence Agency annual meeting: 177 European scientists alarmed about EU military turn and autonomous weapons

29th November 2018By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Open letter

“Today 29 November, the European Defence Agency hosts its annual conference: From Unmanned to Autonomous Systems: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities. The event is the annual get-together of the EU establishment and the representatives of the defence industry. We, a group of 177 European scientists, are alarmed about the military turn the EU is taking. Both the … Read More

Open Statement to Members of the European Parliament: “Stop EU funding to military R&D”

29th June 2018By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Open letter

Today, the European Network Against Arms Trade, SumOfUs and WeMove.EU sent an Open Statement to all Euro-Parliamentarians, asking them to resist further steps towards a militarization of the EU. Indeed, on Tuesday 3 July, the European Parliament will have its final vote on the European Defense Industrial Development Programme, already agreed by our national governments. … Read More

ENAAT and ethical finance groups call EU Finance Ministers to preserve civilian investments through the European Investment Bank

23rd May 2017By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Open letter

On Tuesday 23 March, 2017, the 28 Finance Ministers of the EU will meet first as Governors of the European Investment Bank and then as EU Council for Economic and Financial Affairs.  While the Greek situation seem to focus all attention, 29 signatories from ENAAT and the ethical finance sector want to alert on the … Read More

European Parliament Joint Motion for a Resolution on the humanitarian situation in Yemen (2016/2515(RSP))

15th February 2016By Wendela de FriesEuropean Union, Middle East, Open letter

To the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament, To Members of the European Parliament, The undersigned organisations welcome the positive stand taken by the European Parliament on the humanitarian situation in Yemen, and in particular its Joint Motion for a Resolution (JMR) (1) and the related amendment (2) scheduled for plenary vote on 25 … Read More

Open letter of NESEHNUTÍ regarding the export of Czech handguns and ammo to Egypt

16th April 2014By Wendela de FriesMiddle East, Open letter

Brno, Czech Republic Open letter of NESEHNUTÍ to the Minister of Industry and Trade, Mr. Jan Mládek, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Lubomír Zaorálek, regarding the export of Czech handguns and ammunition to the Egyptian police force For the attention of: Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Václav Bálek Director … Read More