Posts Tagged: militarism

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

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

Imagine….

“The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded.” — Ban Ki-moon I recently discovered that, according to the European Defence Agency, in 2012 EU governments spent 190 billion euro on war and preparations for war.[1] Not everyone thinks that this

Imagine….

“The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded.” — Ban Ki-moon I recently discovered that, according to the European Defence Agency, in 2012 EU governments spent 190 billion euro on war and preparations for war.[1] Not everyone thinks that this

EU Militarism: It’s Time to Scrutinise Old Ideas about Security

The Quaker Council for European Affairs was recently invited to participate in a meeting with the UN ‘Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order’, Alfred de Zayas. His role was created by the UN Human

EU Militarism: It’s Time to Scrutinise Old Ideas about Security

The Quaker Council for European Affairs was recently invited to participate in a meeting with the UN ‘Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order’, Alfred de Zayas. His role was created by the UN Human

On the militarisation of the European Union

In our work on peace here in Brussels, QCEA is using the lens of militarisation to analyse the changes in the defence policy of the European Union over the last fifteen years. But, what do we mean by militarisation and

On the militarisation of the European Union

In our work on peace here in Brussels, QCEA is using the lens of militarisation to analyse the changes in the defence policy of the European Union over the last fifteen years. But, what do we mean by militarisation and

Militarism in the European Union: The Defence Industries Task Force

“From the smallest to the biggest EU country, no Member State can guarantee security all alone”. So said Michael Barnier, Commissioner for the Internal Market, when announcing the creation of the EU Defence Industries Task Force. Formed in 2011, the

Militarism in the European Union: The Defence Industries Task Force

“From the smallest to the biggest EU country, no Member State can guarantee security all alone”. So said Michael Barnier, Commissioner for the Internal Market, when announcing the creation of the EU Defence Industries Task Force. Formed in 2011, the