11/05/2020

Statement from the Delàs Centre on the occasion of the state of emergency decreed in Spain and the COVID-19 crisis

In the current emergency situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we give our full support to all professionals who are fighting against COVID-19 and all those people who make it possible for our lives to continue. We also express our total opposition to any security and militaristic response to the current situation. The coronavirus crisis is clearly a human security...


08/05/2020

ENAAT’s Statement – “The way out from the COVID-19 crisis: will the EU work for peace or prepare for war?”

On Europe Day, the Global Campaign On Military Spending (GCOMS) and the European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT) call the EU to fund peace, not arms dealers The EU High Representative Mr Borrell stated on April 24 that the world will look very different after the COVID-19 crisis and will depend on the choices made today. On the eve of...


10/10/2019

Statement from the Delàs Centre in response to the Turkish military intervention in northeast Syria

From the Delas Centre for Peace Studies we want to express our firm rejection of the bombings carried out and the military invasion that Turkey is planning to undertake in the northeast of Syria, following the decision of US President Donald Trump to withdraw his troops from this territory controlled by the Democratic Forces of Syria. The war in Syria,...


18/06/2018

Press release – The European Defence Fund will merely benefit the industry and trigger arms race in autonomous weapons, says ENAAT

European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT) Press Release Brussels, 13 June 2018 Today the European Commission released its proposals for the Security and Defence heading under the next EU long-term budget. They confirm an unprecedented funding level for security and military priorities, with a Defence Fund jumping by 2200%.“The European Defence Fund will subsidize private actors for the Research & Development of...


17/05/2018

Press release – Spanish weapons contribute to the militarization of the Middle East and Asia. New record for Spanish arms exports in 2017

Statement from the Centre Delàs d'Estudis per la Pau on the occasion of the publication of the Spanish Government's 2017 arms exports report New record for Spanish arms exports in 2017 Spanish weapons contribute to the militarization of the Middle East and Asia. As usual, Spain is once again breaking the record for defence material exports. In 2017, these exports...


12/04/2018

Press release from the Delàs Centre – “Spain must no longer allow the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia”

Today the Saudi heir arrived in Madrid to be received by the president of the government Mariano Rajoy and King Felipe VI. There is nothing innocent about the visit, as it is expected to unblock the sale of five corvettes built by the state-owned company - and supported in extremis with public funds - Navantia to the sultanate. Valued at...


20/03/2018

Press Release – The Defense announces an absurd and unnecessary $10.805 billion increase in military spending that only benefits the arms business

The excuse of a non-binding political commitment of NATO members at the 2014 Wales summit to reach 2% of GDP in military spending by 2024 is now being used by Defence Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal to announce a new cycle of investment in arms, in the form of seven Special Armaments Programmes (SAPs) with an initial cost of $10.805...


15/02/2018

European Network Against the Arms Trade (ENAAT) position paper on the European Defence Industrial Development Programme

ENAAT, of which the Delàs Centre for Peace Studies is a member, has expressed its position on European Union funding for military research and development in a statement. In its statement, ENAAT specifies the main reasons why they oppose EU funding in the arms industry: ➢ Investing in arms is a bad economic decision and will not generate savings➢ Subsidising...


19/12/2017

Statement from the recognized peace organization International Peace Bureau: “Towards a peaceful and nonviolent process of dialogue and understanding in the Catalan conflict”

Towards a peaceful and nonviolent process of dialogue and understanding in the Catalan conflict The International Peace Bureau (IPB), of which the Centre Delàs de Estudis per la Pau is a member and which operates from its decentralised headquarters in Barcelona, and a recognised international peace organisation, has expressed its position on the current situation in Catalonia ahead of the...


28/09/2017

The Centre Delàs on the situation in Catalonia due to the referendum of October 1st

Statement from the Centre Delàs de Estudis per la Pau on the situation in Catalonia due to the referendum of 1 October The Delàs Centre for Peace Studies is very concerned about the serious events that are taking place in Catalonia since the call for the referendum on October 1, as they represent an attack on peace and social coexistence....


18/08/2017

Statement from the Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau on yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Catalonia

The Centre Delàs, committed to the culture of peace, solidarity, human rights and social justice, rejects and condemns the attack perpetrated in Barcelona and the foiled one in Cambrils, and at the same time shows its solidarity with all the victims, the relatives and friends who have suffered these attacks. We call for civic responsibility, the defence of the rights...


10/04/2017

Statement on Spanish foreign trade in defence materials, dual-use and other materials. First semester of 2016

Despite the situation of instability and conflict, Spain authorizes and carries out nearly one billion euros of arms exports in the Middle East. In the first half of 2016 Spain exported arms for 1,837 million euros and was authorized for 3,443 million euros.28 out of every 100 euros of Spanish arms exports are directed to countries in the Middle East.Turkey,...


23/02/2016

Press release – Spanish MEPs must take a stand and vote in favour of Motion for a Resolution 2016/2515(RSP) on the humanitarian situation in Yemen

The Centre Delàs has just published the report "Saudi Arabia and the bombings in Yemen: The responsibility of the Spanish State" to analyse the possible participation of Spain in the conflict in Yemen through the sale of arms and the signing of military cooperation agreements with the authorities of Saudi Arabia. In response to the civil war situation in Yemen...


27/01/2016

Statement from the Centre Delàs: Spanish Arms to Saudi Arabia, weapons for war and repression and infographics on Spanish controversial arms sales

Controversial sales of Spanish weapons for war and repression From the Centre Delàs we want to express our rejection and concern about the possible sale of five Avante 2200 corvettes by the Spanish company Navantia to the Saudi Arabian Navy. We denounce the risk that these corvettes could be used to tighten the naval embargo to which the coalition of...


21/09/2015

A communication from the Delàs Center of Studies for Peace about the modification of the Law 33/1998 prohibiting antipersonnel mines and other arms with similar effects.

A communication from the Delàs Center of Studies for Peace about the modification of the Law 33/1998 prohibiting antipersonnel mines and other arms with similar effects. The Delàs Center of Studies for Peace, as an entity which has long promoted the campaign Stop Inversiones Explosivas (Stop investing in Explosives), we have the enormous satisfaction to announce that the campaign has been a...


21/09/2015

Statement from the Centre Delàs de Estudis per la Pau: Solidarity and responsibility with women refugees from war and misery

Solidarity and responsibility with women refugees from war and misery Statement from the Delàs Centre for Peace Studies coinciding with the International Day of Peace The current refugee crisis, in which millions of people are fleeing war, political repression or failed states in various countries, is a reminder of the terrible damage caused by armed conflicts worldwide. Many are the...


08/01/2015

Statement from the Centre Delàs about that attack on Charlie Hebdo

May this violence not bring us more violence From the Delàs Centre we would like to express our firm condemnation of the attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on the 7th of January, in which 12 people - 10 workers of Charlie Hebdo and 2 policemen - were murdered in cold blood, also causing 11 injuries. We reiterate...