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. 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