European peace groups have issued a statement supporting the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS):
In June 2015 European governments will meet to review the security and defence priorities that they have set for the EU. These include:
- Air-to-air refuelling to support air strikes
- Development of armed drones by the EU Defence Agency
- Economic support for the arms trade
- Militaristic and confrontational approaches to maritime and cyber security
A safer world can be built by replacing priorities that involve military spending with
funding for strategies that build peace and meet social and environmental need.
Read the full statement.