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  • Science|Business: First ever EU military research competition launches with €1.5B per year

    Internet news service Science|Business reports on the EUs first ever military research competition (sciencebusiness.net/news/80316/First-ever-EU-military-research-competition-launches-with-%E2%82%AC1.5B-per-year): "Despite a survey by the Commission that shows strong support for the move into defence research, early indications are that the far-reaching plan is extremely polarising ...

  • New Europe: GUE/NGL: Plans to militarise the EU a ‘dark day for peace’

    New Europe reports on the EU-Commissions plans to militarise the European Union (www.neweurope.eu/article/plans-militarise-eu-dark-day-peace/): The European United Left – Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) has criticised the European Commission’s plans to militarise the EU. The group’s Sabine Lösing described ...

  • Juncker’s plans to militarise the EU ‘fatally-flawed’

    GUE/NGL’s Sabine Lösing has described plans by the European Commission to militarise the EU as a ‘dark day for peace’ after the unveiling of the EU Defence Fund by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen in Brussels today.   Lösing was ...

  • High time for civil turn-around of the EU Foreign and Defense Policy

    Left Parliamentarians GUE/NGL MEP Sabine Lösing, PODEMOS MP Pablo Bustinduy and DIE LINKE MP Sevim Dağdelen attended the Inter-Parliamentary Conference for Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in Valetta on the 26th - 28th of April 2017. This Inter-Parliamentary Conference is convened with the aim of scrutinising EU Foreign Affairs and Defence Policy with national and European Parliamentarians from all political groups and all Member States.

  • Nr. 12: 360°-NATO: Mobilization on all Fronts

    The militarization of NATO's eastern flank is the most visible sign of a new phase of the military alliance. Our new brochure, "360°-NATO: Mobilization on all Fronts" shows the impact of recent NATO-missions in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Libya, NATOs involvement in the Ukraine and Syria and describes the new Strategies in times of Cyberwar and the dawn of a new cold war with russia.

  • Is it time for a European army?

    Debating Europe asked Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from all sides of the political spectrum to stake out their positions on this question. Here is the answer from Sabine Lösing:

  • Science|Business: Commission confirms the aim of new EU military R&D programme is to develop home-grown weapons

    Internet news service Science|Business reports on the new EU military R&D programme (sciencebusiness.net/news/80101/Commission-confirms-the-aim-of-new-EU-military-R-and-D-programme-is-to-develop-home-grown-weapons): "The Commission’s plans faced resistance from Sabine Lösing, a German far-left MEP who said, “I don’t think we can accept an industry-led programme” ...

  • The Parliament Magazine: EU defence: MEPs vote for better security cooperation

    German GUE/NGL group shadow rapporteur Sabine Lösing was also against the report, saying, "We utterly rejected the report on a European defence union, because it demands a preparatory action on EU defence research and a fully EU-funded defence research programme, stronger EU-Nato cooperation and the establishment of a start-up fund for preparatory activities.

  • Daily Mail: German MEP says European Army WILL now happen thanks to Brexit

    Yesterday the European Parliament voted in favour of plans which would cut through red tape and allow NATO forces to be deployed quicker in the event of a crisis and bolster defences against Russian aggression in eastern Europe. But Sabine Lösing, an MEP who represents Lower Saxony, told Mail Online: 'Britain was the brake. Here in the European Parliament that was very clear and I have seen them block it.

  • Daily Mail: The EU readies itself for war with Putin

    The british newspaper Daily Mail covers the plenary debate in Strasbourg on the report on the Implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy:: "Mr Paet said there are occasions when armed forces might want to fly the EU flag, rather than the NATO standard. He pointed out recent French-led operations in the Central African Republic and Mali. But his report was criticised by Sabine Lösing, from the Left-wing Die Linke party in Germany, and Takis Hadjigeorgiou, of Akel, the former communist party in Cyprus.

  • Conflict over military plan

    Issue No. 440 of "Research Europe" (3 November 2016) covers the EUs plans to use EU funding for defence research: "A petition against a €90-million preparatory action that will start in 2017 gained 63,000 signatures ahead of a European Parliament vote on the budget on 26 October. Its organiser Laëtitia Sédou, programme officer at the European Network Against Arms Trade, said there had been limited public discussion on EU funding for military research ...

  • Statement on current situation in Ukraine

    We, members of the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament, are seriously concerned about the facts of the systematic anti-democratic persecution in Ukraine. On September the 4 2016 right-wing radicals attacked "Inter" TV channel. The channel's office was burned by nationalists, only a miracle helped to avoid human casualties.

  • Support of Union for military neutrality of Montenegro

    The GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament is fully supporting the Union for military neutrality of Montenegro in its demand to be neutral and to not join NATO. We stand together in the fight against more militarisation and warmongering.  

  • Mission impossible? Building Europe’s security plan

    According to Euranetplus, Federica Mogherini’s ‘Mission Impossible’ is to make a big splash in the world with a slim foreign affairs budget and starved defence funds. Mogherini is preparing an EU global strategy for foreign and security policy, to be presented in the next months, she must maximise a small budget for a massive task.

  • The First Activation of the Mutual Defence Clause

    As one of the main responses to the Paris terrorist attacks France announced on 16 November 2015, for the first time ever, the activation of the so-called "mutual defence clause" under Article 42, paragraph 7 of the EU Treaty (TEU ), which was accepted by all EU Member States on the following day. This process contains two particular aspects which are highly problematic

  • Nr. 11: Expansion - Association - Confrontation

    Considering the level of hysteria in which the relationship towards Russia is currently being discussed here in the „West“, it is sometimes rather difficult to find the right balance. On the one hand it is indeed true that to seriously approve of Russian politics without reservation is not possible.

  • Livestream: PEACE in the southern and eastern neighbourhood - 10 & 11 December 2015

    Die Konferenz der GUE/NGL, "Peace Conference on The EU Neighbourhood Policy: State of play, alternative visions and approach for a fair, peaceful and solidarity policy in the Southern and Eastern Neighbourhood" kann hier im Livestream verfolgt werden. Die Konferenz wird in folgenden Sprachen übertragen: FR, DE, IT, EN, EL, ES, PT, FI, SV, CS, RU, AR

  • For an alternative policy on migration based on human rights and solidarity

    The current refugee and migration crisis cannot be a surprise to anybody of the current decision maker. It was and is created by the on-going interventionist and neoliberal policies. A clear example is the destabilization of the entire Middle East with the assistance of the US, NATO and the EU. Their expansionist policies, in case of the EU – the European Neighbourhood Policy – are forcing millions of people to abandon their countries in search of safety and protection of their lives and the lives of their children and this more and more in Europe.

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