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Indra Sistemas S.A., armas para la guerra y la militarización de fronteras

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Indra es una de las principales compañías militares en España y una de las principales en defensa y seguridad en Europa. Indra tiene una fuerte presencia en los lobbys en Europa y una estrecha relación con el Gobierno español (el 18,7% de sus acciones es propiedad de SEPI -empresa gubernamental pública), y este activo lobby ha dado como resultado una gran cantidad de proyectos y contratos públicos para Indra.

Este documento analiza el papel de Indra en la militarización de las fronteras, a través de la construcción de una tercera valla en la frontera española en Melilla, donde se han documentado numerosas vulneraciones de derechos a personas migradas. "Indra Sistemas S.A., armas para la guerra y la militarización de fronteras" también pone el foco sobre la relación de Indra con la guerra del Yemen, ya que el ejército saudí usa armas con componentes y productos electrónicos producidos por Indra, como el Eurofighter -Arabia Saudita lidera una coalición internacional que lleva a cabo operaciones militares en Yemen en las que ha bombardeado objetivos civiles-.

Este documento se elaboró para la presentación del "Caso Indra" en la Audiencia del Tribunal Permanente de los Pueblos sobre la violación con impunidad de los Derechos Humanos de las personas migradas y refugiadas, que tuvo lugar del 29 de junio al 1 de julio de 2018 en Barcelona.

Report of Delàs Center and ECP: Arms trade and conflicts. Analysis of European exports to countries in tension

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"Arms trade and conflicts. Analysis of European exports to countries in tension" is a report of the Delàs Centre of Studies for Peace and the Escola de Cultura de Pau that analyses the exports of armament for part of the States member of the UE during 2015 (most recent year with available information of exports) to countries that during this year were in situation of tension. The report analyses the exports of arms to 20 countries that they were stage of 28 tensions, offering an analysis of context of the different tensions, doing reference so much to the recent history of each tension, as the concrete facts more relevant that did occur during 2015.

Authors: (Analysis of European arms exports 2015) Jordi Calvo, Nora Miralles, Ainhoa Ruiz, Eduard Vega; (Armed conflicts during 2015) Josep Maria Royo, Jordi Urgell, Pamela Urrutia, Ana Villellas, María Villellas

You can download the executive summary in English, in Spanish and in Catalan. And the full report in Englishin English, in Spanish and in Catalan.

Expanding the fortress. The policies, the profiteers and the people shaped by EU's border externalisation programme

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The EU has made migration control a central goal of its foreign relations, rapidly expanding border externalisation measures that require neighbouring countries to act as Europe's border guards. The report "Expanding the fortress. The policies, the profiteers and the people shaped by EU's border externalisation programme", published by Transnational Institute (TNI), Stop Wapenhandel and Delàs Centre of Studies for Peace, examines 35 countries, prioritised by the EU, and finds authoritarian regimes emboldened to repress civil society, vulnerable refugees forced to turn to more dangerous and deadly routes, and European arms and security firms booming off the surge in funding for border security systems and technologies.

Author: Mark Akkerman

You can download the executive summary in English, in Spanish and in Catalan Catalan, and the full report in English, soon available in Spanish.

Link to the summary video from the reporthttps://youtu.be/SsssVTm2fi4

Market Forces: The development of the EU Security-Industrial Complex

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The report Market forces reveals that the research program of the EU 'Secure Societies', which has a budget of 1700 million euros, has been largely defined by the influence of the sector of "internal security" and that , in this process, it is building a Europe that is increasingly militarized and focused on security.

Author: Chris Jones

You can download the executive summary in Englishxecutive summary in English and in Spanish, and the full report in English.

 

 

Report of Delàs Center and ECP: Arms trade and conflicts. Analysis of European exports to countries in armed conflict

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Arms trade and conflicts. Analysis of European exports to countries in armed conflict is a report by the Centre Delàs d'Estudis per la Pau and the Escola de Cultura de Pau, which analyzes arms exports by member states of the EU during 2015 (more recent year with available information on exports) to countries that were in a situation of armed conflict that year. The report analyzes arms exports to 13 countries that were the scene of 16 armed conflicts, offering an analysis of the context of the different conflicts, referring both to the recent history of each armed conflict, and to the most relevant concrete events that took place during 2015.

In a context of growing arms trade from the EU and, at the same time, the increasingly serious consequences of these conflicts on the population - increasing mortality figures linked to these conflicts and an increasing number of people forcefully displaced as a result of this violence - this report aims to enrich the public debate about the impacts that the EU's armament policy has on the countries that are the scene of armed conflict. At the same time, it is a tool to generate greater political commitments both at Spanish and European level with a specific agenda aimed at controlling, reducing and eliminating arms exports to countries in armed conflict.

Authors: Jordi Calvo Rufanges, Ainhoa Ruiz and Edgard Vega (Delàs Center of Peace Studies); and Josep Maria Royo, Jordi Urgell, Pamela Urrutia, Ana Villellas and María Villellas (Escola Cultura de Pau).

You can download the executive summary in English and in Spanish. And the complete report here in English, in Spanish and in Catalan.

Report 34: The Absurdity of Military Spending: Analysis of the Budget of defence in Spain, 2017

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The  absurdity of Military Spending. Analysis of the budget of defence in Spain, 2017

After being in decline for ten continuous years, the budget of the Spanish Ministry of Defense has increased by 32% compared to 2016. This enormous increase, as well as the budgetary fights that have been applied to hide the real military costs from the public opinion, are analyzed in this new report of Delàs Centre of Studies for Peace.

Further, this report sets out the criteria for the counting of military items established by Centre Delàs, which reveal that the current Spanish military expenditure amounts to 18,776 million euros, 51.4 million dollars a day and 1.64% of the GDP. This is well above the 1% as indicated by Minister of Defence María Dolores de Cospedal.

Author: Pere Ortega

You can download the executive summary in Spanish and in Catalan, and the complete report in English, in Spanish and in Catalan

Report 33: The weapons bubble and the military industry in Spain. Special Armament Programs

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The weapons bubble and the military industry in Spain. Special Armament Programs

The military industry in Spain is largely fuelled by the demands of the Ministry of Defense, and in particular by the so-called Special Armament Programs – Programas Especiales de Armamentos (PEA). PEA were approved the first time in 1998 and since then, due to the commitments made, generated a major State debt to military industries responsible for manufacturing them, reaching to the date an estimated €15.000 million.

Both the excessive accumulated debt and the public deficit associated with the PEA require a revision of these programs. An analysis that the Centre d’Estudis per la Pau addresses in its last report, together with a detailed picture of the main enterprises that conform the military production oligopoly in Spain.

Author: Pere Ortega

You can download here the executive summary in Spanish and in Catalan and the full report in Englishin Spanish and in Catalan. Soon available in English and Catalan.

Report 32: European arms that foster armed conflicts. Conflicts that cause refugees to flee. An analysis of arms exports from the European Union to countries with refugees or internally displaced persons 2003-14

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The arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees at the gates of Europe, mainly from the Syrian war, has given rise to political and social agendas focused on how to receive this population and on border control and surveillance. However, there has not been a sufficiently exhaustive debate about the causes of these population movements. This new report by Centre Delàs analyses the role that authorized and and realized European arms exports play in the aggravation and perpetuation of armed conflicts and tension situations that lead millions of people to leave its home every year.

Authors: Jordi Calvo Rufanges (Coord), Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto (Centre Delàs) and Edgard Vega Vargas (Centre Delàs)

You can download the executive summary in Spanish and in Catalan, and thefull report in Englishin Spanish and in Catalan.

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