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European money for the arms industry

Of all plans to achieve more European defence cooperation recently presented by European Commission, plans to finance the arms industry are the most concrete and are implemented fast. The policy is developed in close cooperation with the arms industry. Plans to open the EIB to military production are a step back for ethical banking. That military production is stimulating employment and technical development is refuted in various investigations. Disarmament and conflict prevention are better ways to improve the safety of European citizens. lees meer »

Combat proven - Military reations between Israel and the Netherlands - english summary

Research report june 2016 - ENGLISH SUMMARY - Through arms sales and military cooperation with Israel, the Netherlands profit from Israeli knowledge that is obtained by the illegal occupation of Palestinian area’s and violations of human rights. lees meer »

Israeli arms industry and arms export - lecture

July 2016 Stop Wapenhandel organised, together with the Students for Justice in Palestine and DocP, a lecture evening on the military relations between the Netherlands and Israel. Key note speech of the evening was delivered by the Israeli researcher and journalist Shir Hever. Shir Hever is working for the Palestine-Israeli research bureau Alternative Information Center (AIC) and is investigating the Israeli defense industry and defense export policy. Watch his lecture here.     .. lees meer »

Border Wars: The arms dealers profiting from refugee tragedy

The European arms industry, involved in selling arms to the Middle East, is the same one now profiting from militarising EU’s borders, reveals a new report researched by the Dutch NGO Stop Wapenhandel and published by Transnational Institute. lees meer »

Research report: Tax evasion and weapon production

Letterbox arms companies in the Netherlands Dec. 2015 - Many arms companies use the Netherlands for tax evasion constructions, writes Stop Wapenhandel in a research report published today. Seven out of the ten biggest global arms companies have tax constructions in the Netherlands. More than half of the top 100 biggest arms companies have a holding or establishment in the Netherlands. Which means that of every two dollars earned with weapon production, one is having the Netherlands backing up its financial structures. lees meer »

Dutch arms used in the Yemen war

Parliament supports proposal for investigation 24/11/2015 - It is very likely that arms and military systems sold from or transited through The Netherlands are used in the war in Yemen, writes the Dutch campaign group Stop Wapenhandel (Stop Arms Trade) in a recently published research report. It concerns Howitzers, tank communication systems, fighter jets and naval fire control systems. lees meer »

Arms trade between Europe and Asia, report

Nov.2014 The arms trade is a push market. Military companies work hard to get new costumers convinced of the need of the newest, most expensive technology, writes Martin Broek in East meets West on weapons and conflicts, a report for the Europe Asia People's Forum. lees meer »

Guns, Debt and Corruption: Military spending and the EU crisis

April 2013 - Report published by TNI and Campagne tegen Wapenhandel. -- High levels of European military spending played a key role in the unfolding EU debt crisis. The report, Guns, Debt and Corruption: Military spending and the EU crisis, also demonstrates how military budgets across Europe have been largely protected, at a time of severe social cuts. With online infographics. lees meer »

Dutch arms export report analysis 2010

January 2012 - Each year the Campagne tegen Wapenhandel publishes a critical report of the Dutch arms export figures and policy. The analysis of 2010 is now available in English. lees meer »

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