Germany to ban exports of side-arms to non-allies

By |junij 25th, 2019|arms trade, France, Germany, Nato, News, small arms, Yemen Civil War|

Germany will ban exports of small side arms to most countries outside NATO and the European Union, government sources told Reuters on Monday (24 June), confirming an earlier report from the Funke media group.

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France’s weapons exports see sharp increase on European market

By |junij 14th, 2019|arms trade, Bruxelles2, European defence, France, helicopters, News, Weapons|

France's arms sales in 2018 were worth €9.118 billion, up 30% compared to 2017. Exports to European countries are seeing a strong increase, according to the French Ministry for Armed Forces. EURACTIV's partner Brussels2.eu reports.

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Austria calls for EU-wide halt in arms sales to Saudi Arabia

By |oktober 26th, 2018|Angela Merkel, arms trade, Austrian Presidency, Emmanuel Macron, EU sanctions, Jamal Khashoggi, Karin Kneissl, News, Saudi Arabia, Yemen Civil War|

The European Union should halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told a German newspaper, saying such action could also help end "the terrible war in Yemen".

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France weighs interests in Khashoggi crisis, Saudi sanctions an option

By |oktober 25th, 2018|arms trade, Emmanuel Macron, France, Jamal Khashoggi, Mohammad bin Salman, News, Saudi Arabia|

France said on Wednesday (24 October) it could impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia if its intelligence services find the kingdom was behind the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, even as Paris worked to maintain important business and strategic ties with Riyadh.

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Merkel: No arms exports to Saudi Arabia until ‘monstrous’ killing cleared up

By |oktober 23rd, 2018|Angela Merkel, arms trade, Germany, Jamal Khashoggi, News, Sanctions, Saudi Arabia|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (22 October) called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a "monstrosity" and vowed to halt all German arms exports to Saudi Arabia until the case is cleared up.

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Macron defends Saudi arms sales, to hold Yemen conference

By |april 11th, 2018|arms trade, conflict, Emmanuel Macron, human rights, humanitarian disaster, Mohammad bin Salman, News, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Yemen Civil War|

President Emmanuel Macron yesterday (10 April) defended French weapons sales to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, but said he was concerned by the humanitarian situation and would host a conference on the issue before the summer.

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European arms exports on the rise

By |marec 14th, 2018|Arms Exports, arms imports, arms industry, arms trade, firearms, international trade, News, Politics|

France, Germany and Spain are among the world’s leading arms exporters. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.

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MEPs approve export controls tailored to stop government surveillance

By |januar 17th, 2018|Arab Spring, arms trade, Cecilia Malmström, digital trade, dual use goods, encryption, hazardous exports, human rights violations, Klaus Buchner, Marietje Schaake, News, surveillance|

MEPs approved stricter rules on Wednesday (17 January) to control how European companies export software and other technologies that could be used for surveillance, and any products that may violate human rights.

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