‘ExitArms’ database reveals EU funded arms producers export to warring parties

30th June 2022By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Finance, Press release

This week, the environmental and human rights organizations Facing Finance and Urgewald published the “ExitArms” database: www.exitarms.org. It is the first publicly available, global database on companies supplying arms to warring states. The launch is supported by ENAAT, the European Network Against Arms Trade. So far, the database covers the years 2015 to 2020. It … Read More

Latest issue of the ENAAT EU Newsletter

24th June 2022By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union

The latest issue of the Newsletter “News from the Brussels’ bubble” is out. Read it here Main news items: – EDF news: main priorities include environmental transition, possible budget increase – Defend-EU’ plan: EU funding for joint acquisitions, institutional rivalries – Peace Facility News In short: – EP reports on defence: from Ukraine to AI … Read More

ENAAT Newsletter: Strategic Compass and sustainable finance a boon for the arms industry

4th April 2022By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Finance, lobbying and revolving doors

the latest ENAAT newsletter, ‘News from the Brussels’ Bubble’ provides an overview of EU defence-related initiatives taken over the last two months, how they are connected and what it says about priorities, from the Strategic Compass to the Versailles Declaration and the EC Defence Package. It also shows what the next battle of the arms … Read More

‘Fanning the Flames: how the EU is fuelling a new arms race’ – New report

17th March 2022By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, lobbying and revolving doors, Press release

We release today our new report ‘Fanning the Flames: how the EU is fuelling a new arms race’, in collaboration with TNI Days after European leaders agreed to drastically increase military spending at the Versailles Summit,our report reveals how the EU’s first defence programmes worth almost €600 million are marred in conflicts of interest, corruption allegations, and fall significantly short of meeting the most … Read More

17/03, 11am CET: ENAAT and TNI launch new report on EU Defence Fund implementation

14th March 2022By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, lobbying and revolving doors, Press release

Las week at the  ‘Versailles informal Summit’, EU leaders agreed to “bolstering [their] defence capabilities” by “increasing substantially defence expenditures” and focusing on investment and collaborative development of capabilities. In other words, more money should be poured to the arms industry for developing weaponry. ENAAT and TNI are publishing on Thursday 17 March a very timely … Read More

Lobby transparency: all groups should report lobby expenses the same way

3rd February 2022By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, lobbying and revolving doors

ENAAT has co-signed with over 20 organisations a letter to EU Commissioner Jorouva, calling her to boost lobby transparency. In particular private companies and non-profit organisations should report lobby expenses the same way. The current proposal would over-represent expenses from non-profit organisations like ENAAT (by declaring their total budget), while private companies could report only … Read More

Présidence française de l’UE et Europe de la défense: au service d’intérêts militaires français?

27th January 2022By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union

La France préside l’Union Européenne pour 6 mois, et la défense européenne fait partie des grandes priorités du gouvernement, bien que le sujet soit moins évoqué dans les médias. Emmanuel Macron se pose en fer de lance d’une Europe ‘forte’ et unie, mais en pratique il s’agit surtout de favoriser les intérêts stratégiques et industriels … Read More