‘From war Lobby to war economy’, new ENAAT report

7th December 2023By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Finance, lobbying and revolving doors, Press release, Publications

Today ENAAT  is launching its new report “From war lobby to war economy, How the arms industry shapes European policies”. *Watch our launch event here if you missed it!* The EU arms industry has been fostering increasingly close ties with EU policy-makers and institutions, driving new steps in EU militarisation and now shamelessly exploiting the … Read More

NBB #2023-08: Ombudsman opens inquiry on EDF independent experts & risks of conflicts of interest

21st November 2023By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Publications

The latest ENAAT Newsletter is available here: ENAAT NBB 2023-08_17.11.2023 The main news are the Ombudsman inquiry into how the EC ensures independent experts assessing EDF projects do not have conflicts of interest, EU Defence Industry Strategy expected early 2024, and EU Defence ministers calling for better access to (sustainable) finance for arms industry Summary EU funding … Read More

EDF 2021 projects fit ill with EU’s founding principles and values and will boost military spending in Europe

17th November 2023By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, Finance, Publications

The Centre Delàs, a member of ENAAT, launched today a new Working Paper in cooperation with ENAAT, GCOMS and the International Peace Bureau, which analyses the first R&D projects of the European Defence Fund (EDF), a crucial piece of the process of militarisation begun by the EU several years ago The EDF is set to greatly boost military spending in Europe, … Read More

Online event: ‘From war lobby to war economy How the arms industry shapes European policies’ – 07/12 at 5pm

16th November 2023By Laëtitia SédouEuropean Union, lobbying and revolving doors, Publications

On Tuesday 14 November, EU Defence ministers called for enhancing the arms industry access to public and private finance and avoiding ‘discrimination’ based on the ESG criteria. In the EU’s initial long-term budget for 2014-2020, not a single euro was to go directly to the arms industry. By the end of 2020, half a billion … Read More