Today the joint European initiative researchers for peace has been launched by different groups of concerned researchers and peace organisations. Over 700 scientist and academics from 19 EU countries invite their colleagues to sign the online pledge and to call on the EU to stop funding military research.
The EU is budgetting billions of euros for military research and the development of arms. Tomorrow EU member states will meet in Brussels to discuss defence issues and migration. The European Defence Fund, which would pour 13 billion euros into military research, tops the agenda.