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Presseschau: Modernisierung der europäischen Waffenindustrie

25/01/2017

SCIENCE BUSINESS

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 Europe’s 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

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Resistance

The Commission’s plans faced resistance from Sabine Lösing, a German far-left MEP who said, “I don’t 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 Commission’s group of personalities,” Lösing noted..."

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