The latest issue of the EU project newsletter summarises the main news about EU funding for the arms industry and other aspects of EU militarisation over the last month. Enjoy the reading!

SUMMARY of ENAAT NBB 2023-04_09.06.2023

EU funding for the arms industry
– EDF failing to avoid duplication
– EU funding for ammunition (ASAP): negotiations may stall on sovereignty issues
– Negotiations started on EDIRPA but EDIP follow-up proposal cancelled

Other aspects of EU militarisation
– Military prioritised over external policy in 2024 budget, calls for more military spending
– Climate & Defence: preparing ground for military green-washing with EU budget
– 11 new PESCO projects amid persistent doubts on progress, Switzerland considers joining
– Denmark joining EU defence does not mean savings

EU Peace Facility & related news
– Another €3.5 billion increase of the Peace Facility to be agreed end of June
– Peace Facility and Ukraine
– €5 million for rockets for Niger’s heliborne force & other assistance measures

Interesting links

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