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 shown by the exports to Algeria, Angola, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda. In other words, exporting countries have placed their priority on their economic, social, commercial and industrial interests.
This study is the result of the RICIP 2010 call for research grants
Author: Eduardo Melero
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