While the Middle-East is burning, arms dealers are filling their pockets with tax money.The EU has recently started subsidizing the arms industry with a military research programme. Initially the funding will amount to 90 million euro, but this is only a first step. The European Commission wants to set up a European Defence Fund which would over the next ten years allocate more than 40 billion euros to the research, development and procurement of arms.
It’s outrageous: in times of austerity, the European Union is subsidizing an industry which is exporting death and conflict.
Join us on November 9 in the European Quarter in Brussels. We'll take action to wake up our MEPs: this has to stop! No money for arms dealers!
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