- 16/10/2020

Centre Delàs takes part in the EU and Cuba dialogues on illicit arms trade and non-proliferation

On 14 October 2020, the European Union and Cuba held the second sessions of their political dialogues on illicit trade in small arms and light weapons and other conventional weapons, as well as on disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Discussions included exchanges of views on recent developments in the area of arms control, illicit trafficking of small...


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- 23/07/2020

Policy Paper from ECP, IDHC and Centre Delàs: “A decisive moment? The importance of halting Europe’s arms trade with Israel”

Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to formally annex up to 30% of the occupiedPalestinian territories in the West Bank has once again exposed theserious impact of Israeli policies on the Palestinian people and has causedinternational alarm. Although the details of the initiative are yet to bedefined, multiple international actors have warned that the measure is illegal, violates basic principles of international law,...


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Tica Font, Eduardo Melero, Chloé Meulewaeter, Alejandro Pozo - 30/06/2020

Armas, negocio, política y opacidad. Exportaciones españolas de armamento 2005-2017

The Spain occupies the seventh position in the world ranking of arms exporters. This book offers a statistical study that shows that Spanish arms exports, in the period analyzed, have increased systematically regardless of the party governing, be it the PP or the PSOE, the policy of promoting these exports has been the same. Thus, the authors will show us...


- 30/06/2020

Israeli arms exports contribute to cheapen the cost of maintaining the occupied territories, meanwhile it is sold as “combat tested”

The last June 6th the entities SUDS, Servei Civil International (SCI) and Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau, organized the webinar “L’Estat de Israel i la militarització de la vida”, to analyze arms trade and militarization of Israel. The event was organized with the support of the platform Prou Complicitat amb Israel (CPCI). The conference was divided into two sessions,...


Tica Font, Eduardo Melero, Edgard Vega - 18/06/2020

Report 44 from Centre Delàs: “Middle East and Asia, lucrative markets for Spanish weapons. Analysis of the arms trade in 2018 and 2019”

Spanish arms exports increased again in 2019, making it the 3rd year in history in which more weapons made in Spain were sold. The report "Middle East and Asia, lucrative markets for Spanish weapons. Analysis of the arms trade 2018 and 2019" analyzes, on the one hand, Spanish exports of defense material, the amount, the material exported, as well as...


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Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto, Jordi Calvo - 27/05/2020

Policy Paper from ECP, IDHC and Centre Delàs: “War in Yemen: Saudi responsibility, European complicity”

Since 2015, the level of violence in Yemen has grown significantly. In March of this year, Saudi Arabia decided to head a military coalition to reinstate the government of Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi. The war has had devastating effects on the population: there have been thousands of civilian victims, and it has dragged the country into an enormous humanitarian crisis....


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- 16/03/2020

Infographics “A decade of militarization and armamentism in the Mediterranean. How countries of the Southern Mediterranean arms themselves and militarise in order to stop migratory flows”

To find out more, read the Working Paper “The Mediterranean, a decade of military policies. Arms and militarization of the Southern Mediterranean”, published by the Centre Delàs d'Estudis per la Pau, in collaboration with NOVACT and SUDS in the framework of the work carried out by the ODHE (Observatory of Human Rights and Business in the Mediterranean).


Jordi Calvo, Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto - 12/02/2020

Report of Delàs Center, ECP and IDHC: Arms trade, conflicts and human rights. Analysis of European arms exports to countries in armed conflict and human rights violations

“Arms trade, conflicts and human rights. Analysis of European arms exports to countries in situations of armed conflict and human rights violations” is a report by the Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau, the Escola de Cultura de Pau and the Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya that analyses arms exports by EU member states during the year 2018 (the most...


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- 09/07/2018

Working Paper: Spanish arms exports 2017

Asia and the Middle East, the main destinations of Spanish weapons Spanish arms exports reached two highs in 2017. Actually made exports during the year, which reached a total of 4,347 million euros; as well as export authorizations which, with a record increase of 280% with respect to the previous year, rose up to 21.085 million euros. This is analyzed by the Working...


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Tica Font, Eduardo Melero - 09/07/2018

Working Paper: Spanish arms exports 2017

Asia and the Middle East, the main destinations of Spanish weapons Spanish arms exports reached two highs in 2017. Actually made exports during the year, which reached a total of 4,347 million euros; as well as export authorizations which, with a record increase of 280% with respect to the previous year, rose up to 21.085 million euros. This is analyzed by the Working...


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Jordi Calvo - 04/07/2018

Indra Sistemas S.A., weapons for war and border militarisation

Indra is one of the main military companies in Spain and one of the main defences and security companies in Europe. Indra has a strong presence in lobbies in Europe and a close relationship with the Spanish government (18.7% of its shares are owned by SEPI - a public government company), and this active lobbying has resulted in a large...


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Pere Ortega - 29/05/2018

The War Economy

War begins in our minds, in the movies we watch, in the social relationships we establish, in the educational system... We live in a society that commodifies and turns everything into business from personal relationships to war.  This book talks about the business behind the war, and is presented as a tour of all the gears that move around the military economy, ultimately war. It...


Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto, Edgard Vega, Nora Miralles, Jordi Calvo - 17/05/2018

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

"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...


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- 06/02/2018

Arenys de Munt aprueba una moción del Centro Delàs de rechazo a la producción y venta de armas que alimentan los conflictos de los que huyen las personas refugiadas

Desde el Centro Delàs de Estudios por la Paz se está impulsando una moción que insta a la regulación del comercio de armas/empresas productoras de armamento a nivel local, desde la premisa que muchas de las exportaciones de material militar guardan una relación directa con los conflictos armados de los cuales huyen las personas refugiadas. La moción, propuesta por la...


Jordi Calvo, Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto, Edgard Vega - 13/11/2017

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

Arms trade and conflicts. Analysis of European exports to countries in armed conflict 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...


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Jordi Calvo, Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto, Edgard Vega - 30/06/2017

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

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 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...


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- 30/06/2017

Infographics ‘Arms exports, conflicts and refugees’: Europe and Caucasus 1/6

For more information see report "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" Centre Delàs Study Centre for Peace, 2017


- 28/03/2017

Infographics: Spanish arms exports 2015

New infographics: Spanish arms exports 2015. Spanish weapons used in Middle East conflicts For further information, you can read the Centre Delàs's last report "Spanish arms exports 2006-2015. Spanish weapons used in Middle East conflicts"


Tica Font, Eduardo Melero - 16/11/2016

Report 29: Spanish arms exports 2006-2015. Spanish weapons used in Middle East conflicts

Spanish arms exports 2006-2015. Spanish weapons used in Middle East conflicts  The Delàs Centre publishes a new report on Spanish arms exportations in which it is analyzed the role of Spain in the Middle East conflicts as well as the possible breach of the Spanish and European legislation on the trade of weapon. In the report three worrying cases are...


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Pere Ortega - 01/07/2014

Las Violencias en América Latina

Book published by Dharana Editorial, about the different violence that tend to happen in South and Central America, which come from social conflict because of the exploitation of resources like mining, deforestation, and intense agriculture; in addition we analyze the militarism and military spending, and the trade of arms, as well as the eternal US influence in internal politics in...


Tomàs Gisbert, José Luis Gordillo, Eduardo Melero - 12/07/2013

Materiales de trabajo 47

Sumario: - El Tratado Internacional sobre el Comercio de Armas, Editorial. - El Tratado sobre el Comercio de Armas: análisis de su contenido, Eduardo Melero. - La política militar en tiempos de crisis, Tomás Gisbert. - ¿Cómo defenderse de las armas no letales?, José Luis Gordillo. - Los drones armados: una realidad en expansión, Anna Escoda. - ¿Son legales los ataques con drones militares?, Carles Blanco....


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Jordi Calvo - 17/01/2013

Analysis of Spanish foreign trade in defence and dual-use goods. First half of 2012

The Center of Studies for Peace JM Delàs presents the analysis on the Spanish Arms trade in the first semester of 2012 In which reveals that 16 of every 100€ of Spanish arms exports come form 31 countries in a situation of tension or conflict. Over a total 998 authorized license, only 9 were denied the 0.9%. The control polices...


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Eduardo Melero - 15/11/2012

The arms export policy of European Union countries to Africa (2002-2010)

Special consideration to Spanish exports Exports to Africa represent 7 per cent of total arms transfers from the European Union, 6 per cent in the case of Spain. EU countries prefer to maintain their trade relations in this area rather than applying strict criteria for the protection of human rights, conflict prevention or the promotion of sustainable development. This is...


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Materiales de trabajo 44, Materiales de trabajo 44, Materiales de trabajo 44, Materiales de trabajo 44 - 08/05/2012

Materiales de trabajo 44

Sumario: - Tambores de guerra en Oriente Próximo. - La expansión de la OTAN en África, Tomàs Gisbert. - AFRICOM y recursos naturales, Pere Ortega. - La presencia extranjera en Somalia, Teresa de Fortuny y Xavier Bohigas. - ‘MADE IN E.U.’: armas europeas en África, Anna Sánchez. - Un año de revueltas en Siria: un año más de represión al estilo Al Asad, Valentina Saini....


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Materiales de trabajo 41, Materiales de trabajo 41, Materiales de trabajo 41, Materiales de trabajo 41, Materiales de trabajo 41 - 28/03/2011

Materiales de trabajo 41

Sumario: - El riesgo de militarizar los conflictos laborales, Editorial. - Las ventas españolas de armas: un nuevo máximo, Tica Font. - Lo que a España le cuesta la guerra, Jordi Calvo. - Presupuesto en I+D militar en el Estado español para el 2011, Xavier Bohigas. - La verdad del gasto militar del año 2011, Pere Ortega. - Las vejaciones del Gorh Fock y el...


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Alejandro Pozo - 07/05/2010

Report: Spain-Israel. Military, Home Security and Armament-Based Relations, Affairs and Trends

The violence suffered in the Palestine nation has become a source of earnings to the potential military industrial complex Israel, but also to other countries. In this report, we analyze the deepness of this relations revealing who are the actors, companies, arms trade and the military link between Spanish and Israel. Author: Alejandro Pozo Marín. Read and download the full...


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Materiales de trabajo 38, Materiales de trabajo 38, Materiales de trabajo 38 - 08/01/2010

Materiales de trabajo 38

Sumario: - Mercenarios para proteger la pesca española en Somalia.  - El nuevo Tratado de Lisboa y la vieja Política de Seguridad y Defensa, Francesc Benítez.  - Gasto en I+D militar para 2010, Xavier Bohigas.  - La Unión Europea y el comercio de armamento, Eduardo Melero.  - El presupuesto de Defensa del Estado Español 2010, Pere Ortega.  - Noticias.  Para descargar el documento haga...


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Tica Font - 02/11/2008

Report 2008: Spanish Exports of Defense Material

This report aims to identify the main trends in the export of arms, including the most significant changes in the Spanish market and export policy of the Government. The main source of information for this study is the annual publication of the Ministry of Industry , Tourism, and Trade, prepared by this same institution “Statistics on Spanish exports of defense materials,...


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Tica Font, Jordi Calvo, Tomàs Gisbert, Eduardo Melero, Pere Ortega - 17/09/2008

Materials de treball 33

Sumari: - Primera llei que regula el comerç d’armes a Espanya. - La inèrcia de la despesa militar de l’Estat espanyol, Pere Ortega. - La Llei d’ocultació de les vendes d’armes, Eduardo Melero i Tica Font. - BBVA i BANESTO lideren un crèdit sindicat a MAXAM, Tomàs Gisbert. - Un pas més cap a la prohibició de les bombes de dispersió?, Jordi Calvo. -...


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Materiales de trabajo 32, Materiales de trabajo 32, Materiales de trabajo 32 - 10/08/2008

Materiales de trabajo 32

Sumari: - Campanya "BBVA sense armes", Jesús Carrión i Jordi Calvo. - Per què no es publiquen les dades dels finançaments de les exportacions espanyoles d’armament?, Alejandro Pozo. - Desarmar la banca, Pere Ortega. - Agències de Crèdit a l’Exportació: complicitat els estats del Nord en els negocis bruts, Francesc Benítez. - Una banca alternativa: la banca ètica, Jordi Calvo. Para descargar el documento haga...


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Jordi Calvo, Pere Ortega - 10/08/2008

Materiales de trabajo 32

Sumari: - Campanya "BBVA sense armes", Jesús Carrión i Jordi Calvo. - Per què no es publiquen les dades dels finançaments de les exportacions espanyoles d’armament?, Alejandro Pozo. - Desarmar la banca, Pere Ortega. - Agències de Crèdit a l’Exportació: complicitat els estats del Nord en els negocis bruts, Francesc Benítez. - Una banca alternativa: la banca ètica, Jordi Calvo....


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Pere Ortega - 01/08/2008

El ciclo armamentista español. Una panorámica crítica (1989-1999)

Spain belongs to the EU, NATO, WEU,OSCE, forms part of various euro-armies: Eurofor, Euromarfor, and the European army of the EU, and all of this significantly affects the military policy that the Spanish state follows, it even determines its economy, but in principle it seems a militarized country nor being justified by a proportionate threat. Authors: Arcadi Oliveres and Pere...