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Austerity in Europe? Tighten the military belt

OpenDemocracy.net, 24 April 2013 by Frank Slijper. 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. As social infrastructure is slashed, spending on weapon systems has hardly been reduced. lees meer »

High EU defence spending 'perpetuating' economic crisis

Public Service Europe - The years of high European military spending and corrupt arms deals contributed to the debt crisis in countries, such as Greece and Portugal, and continue to weigh heavy on future budgets in all troubled EU member states - warns researcher lees meer »

Romania arms export to Israel

Januari 2013 - Nicola Sovra Romania is the 4th European arms exporter to Israel and Israeli forces are using Romania for training, based on secret agreements. This article gives some figures. Romania arms export to Israel lees meer »

Power fights in the European arms industry

Friedensforum, autumn 2012 by Wendela de Vries -- In the same week the Nobel Peace prize was rewarded to the European Union, merger negotiations for what could give Europe the worlds' biggest arms company failed in the last minute due to political interests. lees meer »

European arms trade, controlled but not restricted

After the United States the European Union is the biggest global arms exporter. Therefore a good European arms export policy will contribute to global stability and peace, whereas a sloppy policy comes with great risks. The role of Germany is crucial. lees meer »

European anti-arms trade network endorses international call for Israel arms embargo

11 July 2011-European anti-arms trade groups have endorsed international calls for an arms embargo on Israel. lees meer »

Crisis capitalista e industria militar europea

Escrito por Wendela de Vries - Jueves, 27 de Enero de 2011 lees meer »

8 januari 2011 Reducing military budgets, the role of the UN.

Wendela de Vries Lecture of Campagne tegen Wapenhandel for United Nations International Student Conference Amsterdam Oude Manhuispoort 4-6 Meer informatie UNISCA lees meer »

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