ENAAT and TNI’s report: “Fanning teh flames. How the European Union is fuelling a new arms race”
The European Defence Fund (EDF) and its precursor programmes explicitly aim to strengthen the ‘global competitiveness’ of the technological industrial base of European defence. There is a major disconnect between such technologies and their potential impact beyond the profits they will generate. They will inevitably boost European arms exports and fuel the global arms race, which will in turn lead to more armed conflicts and wars, greater destruction, significant loss of life, and increased forced displacement.
Authors: Mark Akkerman, Pere Brunet, Andrew Feinstein, Tony Fortin, Angela Hegarty, Niamh Ni Bhriain, Joaquín Rodriguez Alvarez, Laëtitia Sédou, Alix Smidman, Josephine Valeske