Militarisation

Around Europe 358 August – September 2014

In this issue of Around Europe, Chris Diskin discusses free trade agreements and whether they may bring the social changes we would like to see. Andrew Lane highlights the Global Peace Index and the opportunity to hold our governments to account, and Alexandra Bosbeer describes some of the current European Commission consultations and how you …

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Around Europe 355 February – March 2014

The February-March edition of our monthly newsletter. Deputy Representative Andrew Lane talks about the EU’s reversion to militarism, and Chris Diskin writes about a sunset clause for TTIP, while Representative Alexandra Bosbeer reminds us of the importance of voting in May’s EU Parliament Elections. Click here to download a PDF version of Around Europe 355

Briefing Paper: Growing Militarisation of the EU

This briefing paper by Chris Venables introduces the problem of the militarisation of the European Union and outlines recommendations of what individuals, NGOs, and policy makers can do to build the strength of the EU as a peace project rather than attempting to transform it into a defence institution. Click here to read the briefing …

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Around Europe 350 – April/May 2013

In this issue of Around Europe Programme Assistant Chris Venables introduces QCEA’s work on the militarisation of the European Union. He outlines some of the changes that have taken place over the last 15 years in EU military structures. Programme Assistant Imogen Parker in an article called ‘Torture and Terror in Europe’ describes the involvement of …

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Briefing paper: EU security research and peacebuilding – a case of institutional and political disconnect

QCEA has done work on the European Security Research Programme for several years; this was focused initially on making the programme better known in order to demonstrate the involvement of the defence industry in the programme. This briefing paper brings this strand of our work together with research we have undertaken on the security strategies …

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Briefing paper: the European Union Constitutional Treaty

Briefing Paper 1 The European Union has developed over a number of decades. This development has been characterised by the agreement of a series of Treaties concluded between the Member States. At the point at which a new Member State joined that Member State had to accede to the existing Treaties. Read “The European Union …

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Briefing paper: the militarisation of the European Union

Background – the Context of the Convention on the Future of Europe The Convention on the Future of Europe was launched by Heads of State at the Nice Summit in December 2000 to prepare for changes in the Treaties in 2004. The idea is to bring together in on transparent, simplified and accessible document the …

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