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Arms trade between Europe and Asia, report

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. South East Asia is a very profitable region for European arms companies. An example is the growing Dutch arms trade to Vietnam. This is closely connected to the regional rivalry between China and Vietnam. While Dutch shipyard Damen is delivering naval vessels to Vietnam, equiped with Thales Nederland military technology, Thales is also cooperation with Chinese naval industry building major surface vessels for export. Dutch defence-industry thus profits of both conflicting parties. read the report lees meer »

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

Report published by TNI and Campagne tegen Wapenhandel, spring 2013. -- 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 »

29-30 mei 2010 ENAAT meeting 2010 Amsterdam

May 2010 the European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT) met in Amsterdam to exchange research information and debate campaign strategies. The Campagne tegen Wapenhandel was hosting the meeting. The presentations were reported by a live weblog, including movies, weblinks and audio. lees meer »

Analysis of Dutch arms exports 2008

The year 2008 was a record year for Dutch arms exports. lees meer »

Potentially powerful; The European Defence Agency at five years. - mei 2009

Published by Campagne tegen Wapenhandel & Transnational Institute, May 2009--  Five years after its creation, the European Defence Agency (EDA) is still no more than a potential vehicle for a common European Defence Policy. lees meer »

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