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    A Europe of peace is possible

    Hilary Wainwright
    01 January 2006
    Article
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    From Venus to Mars

    • Frank Slijper
    21 November 2008
    Report

    This paper examines the emergence of a European military space policy in the context of an international contest to dominate the ‘high ground’ of space. Raising concerns about the potential for an arms race, the paper looks at the creeping militarisation of space, and the increasing overlap between civilian and military space applications.

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    EU 'secretly spent £320 million on surveillance drone development'

    12 February 2014
    In the media

    MPs furious as report reveals "out of control" EU is developing surveillance drones without "any kind of democratic accountability"

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    How international rules on countering the financing of terrorism impact civil society

    • Ben Hayes
    08 May 2013
    Policy briefing

    Making banks and non-profits liable for the acts and social networks of their customers and beneficiaries while holding charities and CSOs responsible for the ‘extremist’ views and actions of their associates stifles freedom of association and expression and promotes self-censorship.

  5. EU military spending is 'elephant in the room' and key factor in European debt crisis, argues new report

    15 April 2013
    Press release

    At a time of harsh cuts in social services, it is morally unjustifiable to spend money on weapons that should be invested in creating jobs and tackling poverty.

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    EU spending over $400m on secret drone project – Civil rights group

    12 February 2014
    In the media

    The EU is investing hundreds of millions of taxpayer euros in the development of surveillance drones without political oversight, a report claims. The authors of the document warn the EU is secretly encouraging “the further militarization” of the region.

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    NeoConOpticon – new report on Europe’s ‘security research’ sector

    25 September 2009
    In the media
    The NeoConOpticon report, published by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Statewatch, is probably the most significant independent assessment of Europe’s emerging “security research” sector to date.
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    EU to monitor deviant behaviour in fight against terrorism

    Wilmer Heck
    20 October 2009
    In the media

    The EU is funding ambitious programmes to monitor human behaviour in the fight against crime and terrorism. Some people are afraid this will turn us all into suspects.

  9. Does the European Union deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Ben Hayes
    25 October 2012
    Article

    Giving the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU for maintaining peace is like crediting Alexander Graham Bell for the i-phone. Since its formation in 1993, the EU has increasingly shunned peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights. 

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    European Union sets its military sights on space, finds new report

    TNI Press Release
    17 November 2008
    Article

    European space policy is increasingly driven by military rather than civilian objectives, according to From Venus to Mars: the European Union´s steps towards the militarisation of space, a new report from the Transnational Institute and Campagne tegen Wapenhandel (Dutch Campaign Against Arms Trade).

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    How international rules on countering terrorist-financing are undermining freedom of association

    02 March 2012
    Press release

    How international rules on countering terrorist-financing are undermining freedom of association: an analysis of the impact of FATF ‘Special Recommendation VIII’ on non-profit organisations.

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    Arms are not Tomatoes

    Martin Broek
    01 September 2002
    Article
  13. Team Refugee and the Normalization of Mass Displacement

    Phyllis Bennis, Kareem Faraj
    18 August 2016
    Article

    As refugees take the Olympic stage, the wars that sent them running for their lives continue apace.

  14. Book review: Dispossessed in the Name of ‘Security’

    01 February 2016
    Article

    Book review by Robert J. Burrowes of The Secure and the Dispossesed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World. The book is edited by Nick Buxton and Ben Hayes, who are both associated with TNI.

  15. Should the EU subsidise Israeli security?

    Ben Hayes
    18 March 2010
    Article

    The inclusion of Israel in the European Security Research Programme undermines the EU's commitment to even-handedness in the Middle East.

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    France and Spain take military spending in opposite directions

    02 August 2013
    In the media

    Military spending in France and Spain grabbed the spotlight this week in the latest act of the euro crisis.

  17. The Secure and Dispossessed: security for whom?

    27 January 2016
    Article

    Open Democracy interviewed Ben Hayes and Nick Buxton, who argue that the climate change agendas of governments and corporations have securitised and militarised environmental policies to the world's detriment.

  18. Austerity in Europe? Tighten the military belt

    Frank Slijper
    06 May 2013
    Article

    Five years into the economic crisis in Europe and the elephant in the room is the role of military spending in causing and perpetuating the economic crisis.

  19. Eurodrones, Inc.

    • Ben Hayes, Chris Jones, Eric Toepfer
    05 February 2014
    Report

    How far reaching is the EU's financing and support for the emerging drone industry? With what intended purpose? And what will be the consequences for European citizens?

  20. Guns, debt and corruption

    • Frank Slijper
    14 April 2013
    Report

    High levels of military spending played a key role in the unfolding economic crisis in Europe and continues to undermine efforts to resolve it.

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