Jordi Calvo, Eduardo Aragón

23/09/2020

Informe 45 del Centre Delàs: Asseguradores i Fons de Pensions que financen empreses d’armes. Actualització de la Banca Armada a Espanya 2020

Després de 14 anys d'investigacions i accions sobre el finançament del sector armamentista, hem considerat necessària l'elaboració d'un treball que es focalitzi en analitzar les relacions entre un altre gran pilar del sistema financer, el sector de les assegurances i fons de pensions, i la indústria armamentista. El resultat que presenta aquest nou informe sobre la Banca Armada a Espanya...


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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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Pere Ortega

16/06/2020

Report 43 of the Centre Delàs “Critique of reason for military spending (years 2019-2020). Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the arms race continues”

The new report published by the Centre Delàs d'Estudis per la Pau on Spain's military spending estimates military spending at 20,030 million euros for the year 2020. These data take into account part of the consolidated budget of the Ministry of Defence, of 10,199 million, the rest of the military expenditure distributed in other ministries that are not included in...


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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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Nora Miralles, Pere Ortega

17/01/2020

Report 42: “The military and borders’ security industry in Catalonia”

The report “The military and borders’ security industry in Catalonia” aims to provide information on the reality of the presence of this type of companies in Catalonia. The research analyzes the growing trend of production in the security sector, linked to companies that already provided military components and services to big companies of the defense sector or to the Spanish...


Maria de Lluc Bagur, Elisenda Ribes

19/12/2019

Report 41: Acculturation & purplewashing in the Spanish Army. A study of token women

More than thirty years of women’s participation in the Spanish Army and many legislative and formal changes geared towards mitigating the effects of sexism, have not altered the eternal relationship between patriarchy and militarism, a binomial that remains, to this day, unquestionable. This new report from Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau analyses how the situation facing women within the...


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Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto

21/11/2019

Report 40: Guarding the Fortress. Frontex role in the militarisation and securitisation of migratory flows in the European Union

The new report “Guarding the Fortress: the role of Frontex in the militarization and securitization of migratory flows in the European Union” intends to study and analyze the context in which the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex, is developed and implemented in the European Union, as well as its operation, mechanisms and main operations carried out. The research addresses the context...


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Pere Brunet, Tica Font, Xavier Mojal

19/11/2019

Report 39: Novel weapons against ethics and people. Armed Drones and Autonomous Drones

Military and “security” actions with military robotic and armed systems have radically changed the war scenarios, which have evolved from concentrating on military and strategic targets to performing attacks that can seriously affect uninvolved civilian population. Attacks with armed drones often do not appear in newspapers, but they show a steady growth rate in recent years. They are attacks that...


04/11/2019

Transnational Institute, Stop Wapenhandel and Centre Delàs report: “The Business of Building Walls”

“The business of bulding walls” is a sequel to “Building Walls. Fear and securitization in the European Union” published in 2018 by Delàs Centre of Studies for Peace, Transnational Institute (TNI) and Stop Wapenhandel, which first measured and identified the walls that crisscross Europe. This new report analyzes the businesses that have profited from the construction of walls and technologies spread in European borders, built...


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Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto, Jordi Calvo

27/10/2019

Report by the Centre Delàs and Novact: “The spiral of violence in Fortress Spain. Weapons for war and militarism to protect the borders”

The "spiral of violence of Fortress Spain: Weapons for war and militarism to protect borders" aims to understand, analyse and study the mechanisms that lead to the militarisation of Spain's Southern Border, which generate the structural, cultural and direct violence faced by people who are being forcibly displaced, either by fleeing from wars and armed conflicts or by the dynamics...


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Tica Font, Pere Ortega

18/09/2019

Report 38: Violence, security and peace building in the city

It is in the cities where most of the world's citizenship is concentrated, 55%, and at the same time, it is the space where most conflicts are settled. Conflicts are directly related to the commodification of the city, the city as a business; and the diversity and plurality of the people who live in urban conurbations. It is then the confrontation...


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Jordi Calvo

20/03/2019

Report 37: Armed Banking in Spain 2019

 This new report, reveals the financing to 31 companies dedicated in part or totally to the production of weapons, among which are some of the most important arms manufacturers in the world, Airbus, Boeing, General Dynamics, Thales or Leonardo. Armed Banking in Spain 2019, also includes financing dedicated to Spanish   companies such as Maxam, Navantia, Indra, Oesia or Sener. The...


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Jordi Calvo

23/01/2019

Report by the Delàs Centre, Fundació Novessendes and Setem Comunitat Valenciana: “From Armed Banking to Ethical Banking. Towards policy coherence and a culture of peace. The case of the Generalitat Valenciana”

The report "From Armed Banking to Ethical Banking. Towards Policy Coherence and a Culture of Peace. The case of the Generalitat Valenciana" aims to identify the financial reality of the main Valencian public administration, the Generalitat Valenciana, and the possibility of achieving a transition towards greater involvement in ethical finances. All of this is within the framework of this administration's...


Nora Miralles

22/01/2019

Report 36: Gender and security policies. A feminist look into the impacts of militarization in the West

Gender and security policies. A feminist look into the impacts of militarization in the West The rise of the populist far right, which rules alone or in coalition in the USA and in ten European countries, predicts a dark period towards freedom rights, especially to women and LGTBI rights. Policies against people’s rights cling to the idea of returning to...


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Jordi Calvo, Xavier Bohigas, Teresa de Fortuny, Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto

09/01/2019

Delas Centre and Novact report: The transformation of the industrial-military complex

The transformation of the industrial-military complex. Evolution, influence and violation of human rights in Homeland Security This report has been carried out within the framework of the project “STOP CORPORATE WARS” of prevention of modern warfare. It is part of the investigation and monitorization conducted by the Observatory Shock Monitor about the impact of modern war on human rights, and...


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Pere Brunet, Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto, Jordi Calvo

08/11/2018

Report 35: Building Walls. Policies of fear and securitization in the European Union

This report published by Delàs Centre of Studies for Peace, Transnational Institute (TNI) and Stop Wapenhandel, reveals that member states of the European Union and the Schenghen area have constructed almost 1000 km of walls, the equivalent of more than six times the total length of the Berlin Walls,1 since the nineties to prevent displaced people migrating into Europe. These physical walls are...


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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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Jordi Calvo

19/06/2018

Report by the Centre Delàs and SETEM Catalunya: “From Armed Banking to Ethical Banking. Towards policy coherence and a culture of peace. The case of Barcelona City Council”.

The new report published by SETEM Catalonia and the Delàs Centre for Peace Studies presents an analysis of Barcelona City Council's relations with financial entities that are part of the so-called Banca Armada, meaning those that finance the arms industry. This new report also includes the steps taken by Barcelona City Council in favour of the Social and Solidarity-based Economy...


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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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14/05/2018

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

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...


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13/02/2018

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

A group of transnationals is receiving millions of euros of public research funds to develop surveillance technologies and increasingly invasive espionage, as revealed by a new report published by the Transnational Institute, Statewatch, the Delàs Center for Studies for Peace, International Institute for Nonviolent Action (NOVACT) and the Center for Education and Research for Peace (CEIPAZ). The report Market forces reveals that the research program...


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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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Pere Ortega

16/10/2017

Report 34: 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...


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Pere Ortega

07/09/2017

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

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...


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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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Maria de Lluc Bagur

18/11/2016

Report 31: The incorporation of women into the Spanish Army. Opacity, sexism and violence

The incorporation of women into the Spanish Army. Opacity, sexism and violence The incorporation of women into the Spanish Army it is formally established as a process of modernization into the Army. In spite of the fact that the official sources refer to this process as a fact of “equality” the reality is very different. Open the door of the...


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Nora Miralles

18/11/2016

Report 30: Gender and military culture. Lives, bodies and social control under war

Gender and military culture. Lives, bodies and social control under war In the new report by the Delás Centre it is analysed the relation of mutual dependence among the militarism and the patriarchy one. That is when the militarism penetrates in the society mobilize all the material available resources to the service of the war, included the human resources. The...


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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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Jordi Calvo

14/09/2016

Report of Center Delàs and ECP: Central African Republic: Walking the Fine Line of (un) Governability

Report of Center Delàs and ECP: Central African Republic: Walking the Fine Line of (un) Governability This unique report analyzes the current situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) in which the key internal and external characters, are determinant in the continued political instability that feeds military coups, dictatorships and fosters the uprising discomfort among the civil society. The causes of...


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01/07/2016

Report: Border Wars. The arms dealers profiting from the Europe’s refugee tragedy

Border Wars Report: The arms dealers profiting from Europe's refugee tragedy This new report, published by theTransnational Institute, Stop Wapenhandel and Centre Delàs d’estudis per la Pau, reveals how European manufacturers and sellers of weapons benefit from the tragedy of refugees. This report exposes the military and security companies that have profited from the tragedy, winning contracts to provide the equipment...


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Jordi Calvo

29/06/2016

Report 28: Banks investements in weapons

Banks investments in weapons, is an update of the financing of nuclear weapons, cluster munitions and major arms companies in the Spanish military industry from 2011 up to 2016. This new report reveals the funding of 34 arms companies, including the most important in the world, and identifies the financial institutions that conform the 'Armed banking', which compiles 80,000 million...


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Jordi Calvo

13/06/2016

Report of Delàs Center and the ECP: Democratic Republic of Congo: Comprehensive review of 20 years of war

Report of Delàs Center and the ECP: Democratic Republic of Congo: Comprehensive review of 20 years of war This study co-conducted by Escola de Cultura de Pau (School of Peace Culture) and Centre Delas d’estudis per la Pau (Delàs Study Center for Peace), aims to identify the roots and causes of the conflict suffered by the Democratic Republic of Congo...


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Abel Riu, Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto, Camino Simarro

23/02/2016

Centro Delàs’ Report: Saudi Arabia and bombings in Yemen: the responsibilities of the Spanish State

Saudi Arabia and bombings in Yemen: the responsibilities of the Spanish State Facing the civil war in Yemen and the active participation of Saudi Arabia to it, the Delas Center considers necessary to analyze the role of the Spanish government in this conflict through weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, in order to elucidate its possible responsibilities. This document analyzes briefly...


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Tica Font, Eduardo Melero, Camino Simarro

28/12/2015

Report 27: Spanish arms exports 2005-2014. Fueling conflicts in the Middle East

Spanish arms exports 2005-2014. Fueling conflicts in the Middle East The Delàs Center publishes its own analysis of Spanish arms exports in a context in which the responsibility of the West in relation to the conflicts ravaging the planet and in particular the Middle East, is seen with the importance it deserves after refugees fleeing wars fueled in part by...


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Pere Ortega, Xavier Bohigas

04/11/2015

Report 26: Fraud and improvisation in military spending. 2016 Spanish military budget analysis

Fraud and improvisation in military spending. 2016 Spanish military budget analysis Every year, after the Spanish Government submits the proposal for General State Budget, the Centre Delàs d’Estudis per la Pau analyses the military expenditure in this country in order to acquire an accurate knowledge of the real spending allocated to defence-related activities. The initial budget for Defence in 2016...


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Tomàs Gisbert

08/07/2015

Report: Siege of Communities: The impacts of a Catalan company, Grup TCB, in Buenaventura, Colombia

This report was born out of two concerns: the first, caused by the situation of extreme violence and barbarism in the city of Buenaventura. This violence is well known, but more than 30,000 people from Bonaventura were able to put it on the front page of the Colombian press during a courageous demonstration on 19 February last year. And the...


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Pere Ortega, Jordi Calvo

08/01/2015

Report 25: Inertia, waste and fraud in the military expenditure. Spanish Defense budget analysis in 2015

Inertia, waste and fraud in the military expenditure. Spanish Defense budget analysis in 2015 New report on Military Spending, analyzing the Spanish defense budget 2015 through an actual calculation of the Spanish military expenditure and expenditure items on which it is based. It is produced for the first time since the crisis began in 2008, an increase of the Spanish...


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Tica Font, Eduardo Melero, Camino Simarro

30/10/2014

Report 24: Spanish Arms Exports 2004-2013 Does the government promote illegal arms exports?

The Centre Delàs publishes a new report on the Spanish arms exports, which analyzes the exports in 2013, through a historical perspective of the last decade. The report ask and tries to answer whether the government promotes illicit weapon exports. According to the official statistics, in 2013, Spain exported, approximately 3,907 million euros in weapons. This figure is twice the...


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Jordi Calvo

26/03/2014

Report 23: Military Drones. The videogame war with real victims.

Military Drones. The videogame war with real victims This Report analyses the characteristics and the history of the combat drones, the controversy of the use to commit selective murders, and the volume of business that can mean to the military industry. It also provides an analyses of the legality and legitimacy of military drones, and the intent of its intensive...


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Tomàs Gisbert, Maria de Lluc Bagur, Gemma Amorós

18/03/2014

Report 22: Rajoy’s Government Military Policy

Rajoy's Government Military Policy This report analyzes Rajoy’s military policy, the legislative changes that affect the Spanish Armed Forces and mainly focuses on the treatment of its members. Authors: Tomàs Gisbert, María de Lluc Bagur i Gemma Amorós. Read and download the full report in Catalan, in Spanish and in English. Tags: Militarisme i Forces Armades


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Pere Ortega, Blanca Camps-Febrer

07/03/2014

Report 21: Militarism in North Africa

Militarism in North Africa. The role of the armed forces from decolonization to revolts. This report proposes a look at the role of the armed forces and militarism in six North African countries (Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt). Authors: Blanca Camps-Febrer and Pere Ortega. Read and download the full report in Catalan and in Spanish. Tags: Armed Conflicts,...


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Alejandro Pozo, Camino Simarro

24/02/2014

Defense, security, and occupation as a business

Defense, security, and occupation as a business. Military, armaments and security trade relations between Spain and Israel. This Report analyses a set of trade relations on security and defense between Spain and Israel and complements another report published in 2009. Authors: Alejandro Pozo (Dir.), Camino Simarro and Oriol Sabaté. Read and download the full report in English, in Spanish and...


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Jordi Calvo

19/12/2013

Report 20: The Evolution of the Armed forces in Spain. How to reduce the financing of of weapon companies?

Update in the investment of weapons of the armed banks that operate in Spain, to October 2013. It includes an analysis of policies and regulations limiting the financing of weapon companies. Authors: Jordi Calvo Rufanges, Jordi Alsina, Ainhoa Díaz, Arnau Jordà, Cristina Mediavilla and Blanca Nogueras Read and download the full report in Spanish.


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Pere Ortega, Xavier Bohigas

15/11/2013

The Dark Side of Military Expenditure. The 2014 Military Budget

The Dark Side of Military Expenditure. The 2014 Military Budget Ministry of Defense expenditures vary far from the initial estimates in the budget, so that the final total at the end of the year may be vastly greater than that which was initially approved. Authors: Pere Ortega, Xavier Bohigas y John Doe. Read and download the full report in Catalan,...


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Tica Font, Eduardo Melero, Camino Simarro

02/10/2013

Report 18: Spanish arms exports 2003-2012

Spanish arms exports 2003-2012. Analysis of institutional support for arms exports Every day Spain exports more than €5 million in arms, and many of these arms continue to be exported to countries in  armed conflict or countries where there are grave human rights violations. Authors: Tica Font, Eduardo Melero and Camino Simarro. Read and download the full report in Catalan,...


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Pere Ortega

03/07/2013

Report 17: The military industry in Catalonia, an unsatisfied desire

The military industry in Catalonia is more a desire and an ambition of some companies and some politicians to make this industrial fabric in Catalonia, than a reality. Apart from a few companies that supply certain components, the truth is that no major arms manufacturer has taken root in Catalonia. Autor: Pere Ortega. Read and download the full report in Catalan,...


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02/07/2013

Report: Guns, debt and corruption

Guns, debt and corruption The Centre Delàs has published the report "Guns, Debt and Corruption. Miltary spending and the EU crisis" in Spanish. Its author is the researcher Frank Slipjer of the campaign against arms trade (Campgne tegen wapenhadel) in the Netherlands, entity of the European Network Against Arms Trade (ENAAT), which the Delàs Center is also part of. This...


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09/05/2013

Military spending contributes massively to the public debt. Settlement of the 2012 budget

Analysis of the difference between initial and final budgets of the defense, in which proves how the military spending affects the generation of debt and Spanish public accounts deficit.  Author: John Doe. Read and download the full report in Spanish. Tags: Military expense


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Pere Brunet

14/02/2013

Report 16: Other violence in Latin America

This new report addresses the other forms of violence, those that are not usually part of studies on armed conflict. In other words, the violence also armed, that derives from social struggles and that the centres of studies on conflictology do not evaluate. Authors: Pere Ortega y Moara Crivelente. Read and download the full report in Spanish.


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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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Tica Font, Eduardo Melero, Camino Simarro

17/01/2013

Report 15: Spanish Arms exports 2002-2011

Spanish Arms exports 2002-2011 En 2011, España se ha situado en la octava posición en el ranking mundial de países exportadores de armamento, alcanzando el 3% del total mundial de exportaciones y el 1,15% de la balanza comercial española. Cada día España exporta más de 6 millones de euros en armas, muchas de ellas a países en conflicto armado o...


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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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Pere Ortega

26/10/2012

Report 14: Truth and lies in the 2013 Spanish military budget

Truth and lies in the 2013 Spanish military budget Military expenditure hinders the growth of the productive economy. To move from a defence economy to a productive economy, Spain must initiate troop reduction programs and a workforce adjustment plan, as some European states around us have already done. Autor: Pere Ortega Read and download the full report in Catalan, in...


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Teresa de Fortuny, Xavier Bohigas

24/10/2012

Report 13: Piracy in Somalia: An excuse or a geopolitical opportunity?

Piracy in Somalia: An excuse or a geopolitical opportunity? A different look at the Spanish and international military participation against piracy Much has been said in the media of the damage that piracy off the coast of Somalia has caused to the Spanish tuna fishing fleet. And, therefore, of the need for Spain to participate actively in Atalanta, the EU...


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Eduardo Melero

18/09/2012

Spain’s military operations abroad

Spain's military operations abroad Since 1989, the Spanish army has participated in more than sixty operations abroad. The research carries out a study from a pacifist and critical point of view of these operations. The general framework of the military operations abroad has been analysed and the interventions in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia and Haiti have been analysed in depth. This...


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Jordi Calvo

31/05/2012

Report: Inversiones que son la bomba

Inversiones que son la bomba. Negocios de la banca con empresas españolas de armamento. The report finds 42 entities with financial implication that have given financial support with at least 1.372 million of euros to the Spanish industrial military complex from 2007 to 2011. Highlighted Banks: Bankia, Liberbank, Banco Santander, Caixabank, BBVA, Catalunya Caixa, Banco Popular, Banco Sabadell, Ibercaja and...


Pere Ortega

23/04/2012

Military expenditure in Spain 2012. A chance to reduce the crisis

The Centre Delàs presents its annual Spanish military spending, in which is proven that the reduction of Spanish military spending in the 2012 budget with respect to 2011 is a 6.33% lesser than other Ministries of social character. Author: Pere Ortega You can download the report here in English, Spanish or Catalan.


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Pere Ortega, Camino Simarro

23/04/2012

Report 12: The military industrial complex

The military industrial complex This report analyses the most relevant companies that supply weapons to the Ministry of Defense and the existence of industry military oligopoly, which sums-up 75% of the total military budget. The industrial military complex consist of a framework and swivel perta between the military industry, high ranking of the army, politics, and financing groups that benefits...


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Jordi Calvo

14/03/2012

Report 11: Banks and Arms: Explosive investments

Banks and Arms: Explosive investments The Center Delàs presents its report 11, in the which is proven the importance of the funding of arms trade and the volume in which it has reached within the last years in sixty of the financial entities that operate in Spain. In it shows the ranking of Spanish armed banks, led by BBVA and...


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Teresa de Fortuny, Xavier Bohigas

05/03/2012

Report 10: The Missile Defence System in Rota. A further step towards world militarisation

The Missile Defence System in Rota. A further step towards world militarisation The Centre Delàs presents its report 10, in which argues the negative impact that the installation of the military project will have in the Spanish economy and security. Authors: Teresa de Fortuny and Xavier Bohigas. You can download the report here in Spanish and English. Soon in catalán.


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Tica Font

10/11/2011

Report 9: The controversial Spanish arms trade, a secret business 2001-2010

The controversial Spanish arms trade, a secret business 2001-2010 The Centre of Delàs presents report 9, where it’s shown that the Spanish State, in 2013 alone, has sold 1,128 million of weapons, many of them destined to countries with armed conflicts, tension, and were human rights are violated. Authors: Tica Font and Francesc Benítez. You can download the report here...


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Tica Font

08/03/2011

Report 8: Spanish arms exports 2000-2009

Spanish arms exports 2000-2009 The Centre Delàs presents the report 8, in which shows that Spain has become one of the most competitive arm exporter in the world, only behind the world powers. In addition, the Spanish sales do not respect to a great extend the national legislation and the European Union in the sales of armament. Author: Tica Font....


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Pere Ortega

01/02/2011

Militarism in Latin America

Militarism in Latin America This paper focuses on warning about the rising militarism in the continent, and warns that this can slow down economic and social development, and open the door to new armed conflicts. Authors: Pere Ortega and Juan Sebastián Gómez You can download the report here in Spanish and Catalan. Soon in English. Tags: Armed conflicts, terrorism and...


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Pere Ortega, Xavier Bohigas

13/01/2011

Report 7: The Truth About the Spanish Military Expenditure 2011

The truth about military expenditure 2011. Military expenditure and R&D in times of crisis The Centre Delàs presents its report 7, in which confirms the severe economic crisis and international depression because of the deficit reduction. In addition, the Spanish government aims to continue favor military spending and military R&D compared to other such as health and education, that see...


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23/06/2010

TNI and Statewatch’s report: NeoConOpticon

The report from the Transnational Institute, reveals the tight established relations between security policies of the European Commission of the EU and the great industrial military groups that, in mutual agreement, have casted shared programs of security. This has produced a drift to militarized security, as show in multiple initiatives (ESPR, FRONTEX...) casted from the EU. A report that alerts...


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17/05/2010

Think tanks y complejo industrial militar

This work claims to offer an analysis of the structure and the three functions of the most important think tanks and represented by the United States, all of the voices in Washington. The three, although have different political views, have the explicit missions to defend and promote the interest of North Americans in the world, and to consolidate the US...


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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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Tica Font

03/05/2010

Report 6: Spanish arms exports 1999-2008

The 2008 exports are once again were the highest exports in Spain’s history. They placed sixth place in the world’s ranking and continue to have 2% of the world’s exports. Authors: Tica Font i Francesc Benítez You can download the report here in Spanish, Catalan or English.


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Pere Ortega, Xavier Bohigas

23/04/2010

Report 5: Spanish military expenditure and R&D 2010

The crisis has affected the world’s economy, especially in Europe, something that has affected different states, which have immediately decreased the welfare budget and affected the military budget. Thus, the military budgets for 2010 foresee a reduction in Europe and Spain is not an exception; the majority of the military sectors were reduced in 2010, although we have to wait...


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Alejandro Pozo

11/03/2009

Report 4: “Alliance of barbarians. Afghanistan 2001-2008. 10 reasons to question (and rethink) foreign involvement””

Since September 11, 2001, Afghanistan has become a priority to all exterior agendas all over the world. The terrorist attacks in the US traumatized part of the world’s population and increased the perception towards the external threat and the polarization between the Middle East and the Muslims. Author: Alejandro Pozo Marín You can download the report here in Spanish.


Pere Ortega

09/11/2008

Report 3: Spanish military expenditure 2009

Spanish military expenditure 2009 The Spanish State Budgets project for next year 2009 has been presented in the Congress of Deputies. These budgets are presented in an international conjuncture of economic crisis especially aggravated in the Spanish case. The Spanish Government announces the containment of spending in the public sector and especially that relating to the Ministry of Defense, which...


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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

27/06/2008

Report 2007: Spanish arms Exports 1997-2006

The goal of this report is to identify the most important trends in Spanish exports of weaponry and dual-use material, including the most significant changes in the Spanish market and in the government’s export policies. Author: Tica Font You can download the report here in English, Spanish or Catalan.


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09/10/2006

Jornades “Humanitarisme militar, militarisme humanitari”

La acción humanitaria se caracteriza por su neutralidad, imparcialidad e independencia. Las actuaciones militares responden a intereses claramente políticos. Dos realidades diametralmente opuestas con unos puntos de interconexión ambiguos que generan cierta preocupación y que merecen un estudio profundo. Es cierto que gracias al apoyo de los ejércitos los autores humanitarios pueden trabajar con mayor seguridad y tienen un mejor...


05/01/2001

Silences. Daily violence of the armies

Silences. Daily violence of the armies We present here the results of investigations carried out within the framework of the SILENCE project on parallel violence in the armed forces. The SILENCES project was promoted by IDS (Informació per a la Defensa dels Soldats) of Barcelona, with the collaboration of Archivio Disarmo of Rome and the Victor Seix Institute of Polemology...


Tica Font

01/01/2001

For a fairer globalization. Shall we talk?

For a fairer globalization. Shall we talk? This work is the booklet that was included in the poster exhibition with the title above on the complexity of globalization, considered mainly as an economic phenomenon that involves changes in all aspects of the human order, even though they cannot be explained only by economic causes. These changes imply continuous adaptations of...


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