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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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    Europa investeert flink in een luchtruim vol drones

    Wilmer Heck
    12 February 2014
    In the media

    De Eu stak sinds 2001 een half miljard euro in de ontwikkeling van drones, blijkt vandaag uit een rapport// Ze worden voor allerlei civiele doeleinden ingezet// en ze zijn een zegen voor defensiebedrijven.

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    Military spending and the EU crisis infographic

    Frank Slijper
    13 May 2013
    Article

    An infographic that accompanies our report, Guns, Debt and Corruption, illustrating the role of military spending in causing and perpetuating the economic crisis.

  4. Military spending and the EU crisis infographic

    Frank Slijper
    11 May 2013
    Article

    An infographic that accompanies our report, Guns, Debt and Corruption, illustrating the role of military spending in causing and perpetuating the economic crisis.

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    Rüstungsausgaben verschärfen Eurokrise

    08 May 2013
    In the media

    Neue Studie zeigt, dass teure Waffenanschaffungen die Staatsschulden in der Eurozone in die Höhe treiben.

  6. Europe’s guns, debt and corruption

    Frank Slijper
    06 May 2013
    Article

    This second of two essays on military spending and the EU crisis, explores the role of the European arms trade, corruption and the role of arms exporting countries in fuelling a debt crisis, and why these 'odious' debts need to be written off.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. How the EU subsidises Israel’s military-industrial complex

    Ben Hayes
    07 March 2013
    Article

    The EU is providing generous R&D (research and development) subsidies to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the state-owned manufacturer of Israeli ‘drones’ and other ‘battlefield solutions’. Some of the grants are for IAI to adapt its killer robots for use within the EU. 

     
     
  10. 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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    To Kill, But Not Pollute

    Frank Slijper, David Cronin
    29 June 2010
    In the media

    European Union subsidies earmarked for reducing air travel's contribution to climate change may help develop deadlier warplanes than those already found in the world's arsenals, Brussels officials have admitted.

  12. 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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    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.

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    Potentially powerful: The European Defence Agency at five years

    Frank Slijper
    14 October 2009
    Article
    While it is too early to effectively evaluate the EDA, its lack of accountability in an increasingly militarised European Union is deeply problematic.
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    EU 'homeland security' lacks democratic oversight, says watchdog

    02 October 2009
    In the media
    Decisions on the expansion of the lucrative security sector in the EU are hived off from public view and are being made by the companies that will ultimately profit from them.
  16. NeoConOpticon

    • Ben Hayes
    28 September 2009
    Report

    Are we turning a blind eye to a new kind of arms race? One in which all the weapons are pointing inwards? This report reveals the extent to which Europe’s largest defence and IT contractors are benefiting from a €1.4 billion EU “security research” programme.

     
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    Big business and security

    Ben Hayes
    28 September 2009
    Article
    In its haste to cash-in on the security boom, the EU has outsourced its research agenda to corporate self-interest.
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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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    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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