In 2017, the EU approved the funding of military research and the development of new arms and technologies, breaking the red line that the EU should not fund military activities with the community budget.
Over half a billion Euros went to military research and development (R&D) through two precursor programmes: the Preparatory Action for Defence Research (PADR), which funds joint military research projects, and the European Defence Industrial Development Program (EDIDP), which funds joint development of arms and military technologies.
The detailed breakdown of allocations for PADR and EDIDP funding has now been published for 73.6% of the total budget (€434.45 million out of a total of €590 million of which a small part goes to administrative costs).
ENAAT publishes today a fact-sheet about the main beneficiaries of this funding and how the EU is funding arms dealers and corrupt corporations.
Read it here in English
The fact-sheet will be soon also available in Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish.