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

3rd luglio 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 giugno 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

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

23rd maggio 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

The EU should promote peace not subsidize the arms industry!

13th settembre 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

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

15th febbraio 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

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

3rd febbraio 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

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

16th aprile 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