Category Archives: Peace

Decision time: Will Europe divert public money to the arms trade?

In December 2013 the governments of the 28 countries in the EU unanimously agreed that supporting their national arms manufacturers was a priority. The idea was proposed initially in response to the economic crisis, but it was quickly supported by

Decision time: Will Europe divert public money to the arms trade?

In December 2013 the governments of the 28 countries in the EU unanimously agreed that supporting their national arms manufacturers was a priority. The idea was proposed initially in response to the economic crisis, but it was quickly supported by

King’s chance to build a safer Europe

Every EU Member State appoints a European Commissioner, and until it finally leaves the EU, the UK is no different. For the last two years Jonathan Hill, a former Conservative politician from the UK, had been serving as Commissioner for

King’s chance to build a safer Europe

Every EU Member State appoints a European Commissioner, and until it finally leaves the EU, the UK is no different. For the last two years Jonathan Hill, a former Conservative politician from the UK, had been serving as Commissioner for

Spotlight on the EU arms industry

QCEA has recently published an information sheet in four languages, providing facts about the EU arms industry. Did you know…? The manufacture and sale of arms is a multi-billion-euro industry. The EU has an official policy, agreed at a summit

Spotlight on the EU arms industry

QCEA has recently published an information sheet in four languages, providing facts about the EU arms industry. Did you know…? The manufacture and sale of arms is a multi-billion-euro industry. The EU has an official policy, agreed at a summit

Corporate power danger shown by EU alcohol ruling

An EU court has been considering whether European free trade rules will prevent Scottish plans to reduce alcohol-related harm. It is now more than three years since action to reduce the consumption of the cheapest super-strength alcoholic drinks was agreed

Corporate power danger shown by EU alcohol ruling

An EU court has been considering whether European free trade rules will prevent Scottish plans to reduce alcohol-related harm. It is now more than three years since action to reduce the consumption of the cheapest super-strength alcoholic drinks was agreed

Rejecting violence and embracing our neighbours

The recent murders in Paris were intended to provoke a military reaction that could be used to attract vulnerable people to Daesh’s violent ideology. It was an attempt to divide communities, but one that each of us has the power

Rejecting violence and embracing our neighbours

The recent murders in Paris were intended to provoke a military reaction that could be used to attract vulnerable people to Daesh’s violent ideology. It was an attempt to divide communities, but one that each of us has the power

Black Lives Matter in Europe

Black Lives Matter* activists visited Europe last week to share their experience of anti-racism campaigning in the US. They hoped to learn about, and encourage, efforts to address racism in Europe. Their visit was organised by the International Fellowship of

Black Lives Matter in Europe

Black Lives Matter* activists visited Europe last week to share their experience of anti-racism campaigning in the US. They hoped to learn about, and encourage, efforts to address racism in Europe. Their visit was organised by the International Fellowship of

An EU military operation to thwart refugees

The EU is using warships to seize the boats that refugees are using to sail from Libya to Europe. This joint military operation was launched in June 2015, and was originally called “EUNAVFOR MED”. It has since been given a

An EU military operation to thwart refugees

The EU is using warships to seize the boats that refugees are using to sail from Libya to Europe. This joint military operation was launched in June 2015, and was originally called “EUNAVFOR MED”. It has since been given a

We CAN choose loving and effective responses

Between January and September 2015 an estimated 2,400 people have drowned in the Mediterranean whilst trying to reach Europe. We CAN choose loving and effective responses A tiny proportion of the world’s people have no choice but to flee oppression

We CAN choose loving and effective responses

Between January and September 2015 an estimated 2,400 people have drowned in the Mediterranean whilst trying to reach Europe. We CAN choose loving and effective responses A tiny proportion of the world’s people have no choice but to flee oppression

EU Referendum: What are the implications for PEACE?

Is peace better served by the UK being part of the European Union or out of it? It’s a complicated question with different answers depending on who you ask and what their priorities are. Peace covers a broad spectrum from

EU Referendum: What are the implications for PEACE?

Is peace better served by the UK being part of the European Union or out of it? It’s a complicated question with different answers depending on who you ask and what their priorities are. Peace covers a broad spectrum from

Much militarisation, little transparency

The EU’s security and defence policy was up for review on 25–26 June 2015, when the heads of government of the 28 EU Member States gathered in Brussels for a summit meeting (known as a European Council meeting). This is

Much militarisation, little transparency

The EU’s security and defence policy was up for review on 25–26 June 2015, when the heads of government of the 28 EU Member States gathered in Brussels for a summit meeting (known as a European Council meeting). This is