Activists protest presence of war criminals at European conference

28th novembre 2019By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Press release

Today, arms industry representatives and European policy makers are meeting at the European Defence Agency’s annual conference: “Taking European Defence Cooperation to the Next Level”. A Freedom of Information request filed by the Belgian NGO Vredesactie shows that more than 230 arms company representatives received an invitation to the conference. A dozen NGOs and peace organisations … Read More

MEPs concerned with peace should worry about the new ‘Defence Industry & Space’ unit

1st ottobre 2019By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union

At Commissioner-designate Syvie Goulard’s hearing on Wednesday, MEPs should question the over-influence of the arms industry and the impact of the new DG for “Defence Industry & Space” on peace. On 2 October, the European Parliament committee for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) will hear the French Commissioner-designate Sylvie Goulard, whose Internal Market portfolio will … Read More

Civil society letter to new Euro-parliamentarians: the EU peace project is under threat

2nd settembre 2019By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Open letter

Today, 62 civil society organisations active in a wide range of areas (peace, environment, human rights, science, development, health, humanitarian aid, transparency…) wrote to the Members of the newly elected European Parliament, urging them to save the EU peace project: “Since 2017, EU funds have been diverted for military-related spending, with a €590 million envelope … Read More

Open Letter to MEPs “EU Defence Fund provisional agreement sets dangerous precedent against democratic functioning of the EU”

11th aprile 2019By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Open letter

Brussels, 10 April 2019 Ahead of a crucial vote next week, ENAAT members alert Euro-parliamentarians about the risks the European Defence Fund entails. “It is in your hands to close this Pandora’s box while there is still time. If not, it will pave the way for the EU to become merely a cash cow for … Read More

EU Defence Fund provisional agreement sets dangerous precedent against democratic functioning of the EU

26th marzo 2019By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Press release

Yesterday the Industry & Research Committee (ITRE) of the European parliament (EP) adopted the provisional agreement reached with the EU Council on a European Defence Fund for 2021-2027. As it currently stands, this compromise text sets a dangerous precedent against the democratic functioning of the EU and in particular against the oversight role of the … Read More

“News from the Brussels’ Bubble” latest issue: provisional agreement on European Defence Fund

11th marzo 2019By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union

The latest issue of the ENAAT newsletter NBB, “News from the Brussels’ Bubble” is now online and presents the main problematic points, from a peace perspective, of the provisional agreement on the European Defence Fund for 221-2027, reached on February 20 between the European Parliament and the Council Read the ENAAT NBB 2019-1_08.03.2019 Read the … Read More