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  1. 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.

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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.

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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.

  4. 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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    Grounding of Bolivian presidential jet shames EU

    10 July 2013
    In the media

    The grounding of a Bolivian presidential jet in an attempt to 'render' whistleblower Edward Snowden has shamed the European Union, say three European organisations.

  6. 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.

  7. After Doha: rejecting dystopia by default

    Ben Hayes
    17 December 2012
    Article

    We need to challenge the security industries and military that are thriving on the fear and insecurity created by our governments' inaction on climate change.

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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. 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. 

     
     
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    Arms Sales, Debt and Corruption

    22 April 2013
    In the media

    A recent report entitled Guns, Debt and Corruption: Military Spending and the EU Crisis, authored by Frank Slijper, hones in on one sector where [...] corruption is endemic.

  11. 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?

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    Militaire uitgaven van invloed op schuldencrisis

    16 April 2013
    In the media

    Militaire uitgaven hebben een belangrijke rol gespeeld in de ontwikkeling van de Europese schuldencrisis en ondermijnen nog altijd de inspanningen om tot een vreedzame oplossing te komen.

  13. 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.

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    Arms are not Tomatoes

    Martin Broek
    01 September 2002
    Article
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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.

  16. 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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    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.

  18. 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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    A new European century?

    • Eurotopia No. 2
    10 September 2007
    Book
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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.

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