The European Defence Fund will merely benefit the industry and trigger arms race in autonomous weapons, says ENAAT

13th June 2018By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Press release

Today the European Commission released its proposals for the Security and Defence heading under the next EU long-term budget. They confirm an unprecedented funding level for security and military priorites, with a Defence Fund jumping by 2200%. “The European Defence Fund will subsidize private actors for the Research & Development of controversial weaponry, which will … Read More

Press Release: Online info tool on EU Defence Fund provides all you need to know ahead of the European Summit

13th December 2017By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Press release

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 … Read More

civil society calls for EU research agenda to shift focus from private benefits to global public goods

3rd July 2017By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Press release

ENAAT contributed to a “civil society perspective on the next EU research Framwork Programme (FP9)” calling for the next EU Research policy to shift its focus from jobs, growth and competitiveness, including subsidies for the arms industry, to delivering global public goods for its citizens. “The EU is a peace project. There can be no … Read More

Peace groups denounce new EC initiatives favouring the arms industry and triggering global arms race

7th June 2017By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Press release

“The military-industrial complex ‘en marche’ at EU level” Today the EC released new plans that favour the arms industry and blur the limits of its mandate regarding defence-related issues, paving the way for an over-influential European-level military-industrial complex. Peace campaigners and the European Network Against Arms Trade warn against this further EC attempt to trivialize … Read More

The EU should promote peace not subsidize the arms industry!

13th September 2016By Wendela de FriesEuropean Union, Press release

Peace groups take action to prevent EU public money for military research Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Helsinki, London, Lyon, Prague, Rome, Stockholm In an appeal to Members of the European Parliament and of EU member states’ parliaments, peace campaigners and the European Network Against Arms Trade are calling to say ‘no’ to the inclusion of arms … Read More

EU Foreign Ministers must take serious action against Saudi Arabia in view of the alarming situation in Yemen, according to ENAAT members

3rd February 2016By Wendela de FriesEuropean Union, Middle East, Press release

Brussels/Stuttgard/London/Barcelona/Zürich/Bratislava/Paris/Brno/Helsinki/Rome/Amsterdam /Antwerp – 11 peace organisations from the European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT), call on the EU ministers to suspend arms sells and consider an arms embargo against Saudi Arabia. As it has been widely reported, the war in Yemen war is having an extremely severe impact on civilians and on vital infrastructure including … Read More