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Our publications can be downloaded for free, because Stop Wapenhandel wants information on arms trade and military industry to be freely available. Howerev, research does cost money. Therefor we ask for a voluntary contribution in the costs à € 10,- on our account NL11TRIO0390407380 BIC = TRIONL2U for Stop Wapenhandel, Amsterdam   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 »

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 »

New report presses thorough review of EU arms export control system

November 2011 - European NGOs and academics have launched the report, Lessons from MENA – Appraising EU transfer of military and security equipment to the Middle East and North Africa. The report makes specific recommendations as to how the EU instrument could be improved. lees meer »

European technology arming the world - European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company EADS - May 2011

Report on the military activities of EADS - The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) is a pan-European arms producer. It is an example of formerly national organised defence industries merging for more profit and better access to export markets. EADS is contaminated with all the disgraces of the arms industry: It sells weapons to human rights violators, it produces nuclear weapons and it is subject to fraud investigations. lees meer »

Rhetoric or restraint: Trade in military equipment under the EU transfer control system. - November 2010

EU member states claim a leading role in arms trade contol, but new research shows a systemaic violation of their own export rules. This report presents several cases where economic profits or political interests overrules the EU arms export control system. After publication of this report question were asked in Dutch parliament and European parliament. lees meer »

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