Presseschau: Modernisierung der europäischen Waffenindustrie
Commission confirms the aim of new EU military R&D programme is to develop home-grown weapons, by Éanna Kelly
"Research will support the modernisation and independence of Europes arms manufacturers, but the sensitive nature of the work means there will not be the usual oversight and scrutiny of the programme by experts or MEPs
The Commissions plans faced resistance from Sabine Lösing, a German far-left MEP who said, I dont think we can accept an industry-led programme.
Universities may agree. Already, many are split on whether to allow their researchers to accept grants to make weapons.
There was not a single representative of civil society or peace groups in the Commissions group of personalities, Lösing noted..."
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