The European Union was founded as a peace project, but today elements of EU security policy are a danger to its own people. Few citizens are aware of the policies their governments champion at the EU level. Since 2013, EU policy has increasingly supported the arms trade, the perpetuation of militarism with countries affected by war, the development of armed drones, and the militarisation of cyberspace. The EU should make a strategic shift away from the failed policies of militarism.
On 25-26 June 2015, EU Member State heads of government will review their current plans. QCEA has published a background paper to tell you more about militarism in the EU.