Latest ENAAT Newsletter “News from the Brussels’ Bubble”

30th November 2021By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union

The latest Newsletter of the ENAAT EU project is available here: ENAAT NBB 2021-4_-29.11.2021 Main news items: – EU Defence Fund updates: state-of-play and industry-focused experts – Outcomes of the Defence Council meeting (15-16/11/21): Strategic Compass, PESCO, EDA, EIB … In short: – 5 countries to receive “military assistance” (weapons) through the Peace Facility – EC … Read More

Latest ENAAT Newsletter: EDF launch, other EU military initiatives, Defence Council

2nd July 2021By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union

The latest issue of the ENAAT News from the Brussels’ Bubble is available here: ENAAT NBB 2021-2_01.07.2021 Main news items: – EU Defence Fund and other EU funding sources for security & defence – Main points of the Security and Defence Council conclusions (5-6 May) In short: – NATO summit: elements about EU-NATO relation – “Environmental, … Read More

Former EDA chief joined Airbus Security & Defence Spain without authorisation

28th May 2021By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, lobbying and revolving doors

EU Defence Agency under pressure to change rules after Airbus revolving doors scandal “The Ombudsman is concerned about the potential risk of conflicts of interest.” These concerns led the European Ombudsman’s office to launch an inquiry into the European Defence Agency’s handling of the request by its former Chief Executive to allow him to become a lobbyist … Read More

Latest ENAAT Newsletter: updates on the Defence Fund and Brexit

4th February 2021By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union

The latest issue of the ENAAT News from the Brussels’ Bubble is available here: ENAAT NBB 2021-1_02.02.2021 Main news items: Final deal on next EU long-term budget (MFF2021-2027) paving final adoption of Defence Fund BREXIT: no deal on Foreign policy and defence cooperation In short: arms exports: end-users’ certificates for SALWs, Venezuela, dual-use goods EP report on AI … Read More

Italian government revokes bomb export licenses to Saudi Arabia and UAE

1st February 2021By Laëtitia SédouMiddle East, Press release

“The Italian government revokes bomb export licenses to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates: civil society organizations welcome the decision  The export of Italian weapons used in the horrific conflict in Yemen has been permanently stopped. These exports were authorized by licenses issued by the Italian export authority UAMA after the conflict in Yemen … Read More

News from the Brussels’ Bubble: PESCO, Strategic Compass, Peace Facility

23rd December 2020By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union

The latest issue of the ENAAT Newsletter (News From the Brussels’ Bubble) is out, read it here: ENAAT NBB 2020-4_22.12.2020 Main news items: – EU MoDs informal meeting of 20/11 discussed military capabilities and Strategic Compass – European Peace Facility: political agreement and compromise on lethal equipment exports In short: – Arming EU border guards: a … Read More

NGOs demand Portuguese EU Presidency puts public interest centre stage

18th December 2020By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union

ENAAT and 63 civil society organisations have joined Corporate Europe Observatory and Transparency International Portugal to write to the Portuguese Government, which will take on the EU Presidency on January 1st, to set out a series of demands on tackling corporate influence, and promoting lobby transparency, accountability, and democratic reform. The over-influence of the arms industry is … Read More