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

11th March 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

EU Defence Agency annual meeting: 177 European scientists alarmed about EU military turn and autonomous weapons

29th November 2018By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Open letter

“Today 29 November, the European Defence Agency hosts its annual conference: From Unmanned to Autonomous Systems: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities. The event is the annual get-together of the EU establishment and the representatives of the defence industry. We, a group of 177 European scientists, are alarmed about the military turn the EU is taking. Both the … Read More

EP allows EU militarisation and the development of controversial weapons

3rd July 2018By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Press release

Today the European Parliament adopted the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) proposed by the European Commission in June 2017, as a precursor of the future European Defence Fund. The European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT) is highly concerned by the adoption of such programme to subsidize the arms industry. By accepting the EDIDP, the … Read More

Open Statement to Members of the European Parliament: “Stop EU funding to military R&D”

29th June 2018By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Open letter

Today, the European Network Against Arms Trade, SumOfUs and WeMove.EU sent an Open Statement to all Euro-Parliamentarians, asking them to resist further steps towards a militarization of the EU. Indeed, on Tuesday 3 July, the European Parliament will have its final vote on the European Defense Industrial Development Programme, already agreed by our national governments. … Read More

Over 700 researchers call on colleagues to speak out against EU military research programme

27th June 2018By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Press release

Today a coalition of science and peace organisations has launched the European initiative Researchers for Peace. Over 700 scientists and academics, most from 19 EU countries, have signed an online statement which calls on the EU to stop funding military research. They invite their colleagues in the research community to add their support. www.researchersforpeace.eu Read … Read More

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