About: arms embargo

German arms exports to Ankara continue despite escalating Greek-Turkish crisis

Tensions have escalated between Turkey and two EU member states – Greece and Cyprus. But that hasn't stopped another EU country, Germany, to continue exporting arms to Ankara, according to official government data.

Allies fume at German ban of arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Germany said Wednesday (20 February) it would hold firm on its decision to halt weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, shrugging off British warnings that the embargo could hurt European credibility and efforts to bring peace in Yemen.
Security 06-04-2016

Global military spending increases, trend predicted to continue

Military spending has risen for the first time since 2011, with a total of €1.5 trillion spent on arms and other weapons of war, according to a study produced by the SIPRI institute in Sweden. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Security 14-01-2016

MEPs call for European arms embargo

Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, two French MEPs have called for tighter restrictions on weapons in the EU. EURACTIV France reports.
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Global Europe 28-05-2013

Britain, France block renewed weapons embargo against Syria

Britain and France are free to supply weapons to Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad starting in August, after attempts to renew an EU arms embargo on Syria failed yesterday (27 May).
Global Europe 28-05-2013

Britain, France block renewed weapons embargo against Syria

Britain and France are free to supply weapons to Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad starting in August, after attempts to renew an EU arms embargo on Syria failed yesterday (27 May).
Global Europe 27-05-2013

Divided EU ministers to seek compromise on Syrian arms embargo

EU foreign ministers will discuss today (27 May) a French-British proposal to ease the arms embargo on Syria to help arm the rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Development Policy 23-04-2013

EU lifts Myanmar sanctions, except arms embargo

The European Union has agreed to lift all sanctions on Myanmar, except for an arms embargo, despite a Human Rights Watch report which accused authorities of complicity in the mass killing of Muslims in the west of the country last year.
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Global Europe 12-03-2013

Foreign Affairs Council on the Syrian conflict

France urged the European Union to look again at lifting an arms embargo on Syria to help rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, putting it at odds with Germany which said such a step could spread conflict in the region.
Global Europe 25-02-2011

Should the EU lift the arms embargo on China?

The EU may consider lifting its arms embargo on China in order to improve cooperation with the country, writes Vincent Metten from International Campaign for Tibet. However, he argues that the bloc ought to consider such a move in the context of human rights.

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