The military-industrial complex 'en marche' at EU level
07-06-2017 – Brussels/ Barcelona
Today the EC released new plans that favour the arms industry and blur the limits of its mandate regarding defence-related issues, paving the way for an over-influential European-level military-industrial complex.
Peace campaigners and the European Network Against Arms Trade warn against this further EC attempt to trivialize the production of weapons and enlarge insidiously its field of competences to defence. “These proposals will not lead to peace and security, but will only increase the profits of the arms industry and exacerbate the global arms race”, warns Wendela de Vries from Stop Wapenhandel.