On 15 May 2019, PAX hosted a conference, in collaboration with Chatham House, which explored European perspectives on remote warfare. The event brought together experts on European and international security, emerging technologies, and the ethics and conduct of war, to discuss key issues related to remote warfare. Participants included those working in academia, think-tanks, NGOs and the media. The conference included...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In August 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were the drones that crashed in Lebanon, in the ongoing conflict in Yemen, the innocent lives drone attacks continue to take in Libya, as well as continued proliferation of...

The Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the EU (COMECE) has published a new reflection paper calling  upon states to take action on armed drones. The publication, titled "Technology at the Service of Peace", examines the development, use, and export of armed drones as well as the development of fully autonomous weapons, also known as  killerrobots. EFAD members were also...

Early February, the Munich Security Report titled “The Great Puzzle: Who will Pick Up the Pieces” was published, which provides an overview of current geopolitical issues related to security and defence by the Munich Security Conference Foundation. This annual report, which , discusses various relevant developments that will be discussed at the Munich Security Conference, focused on the ‘global challenge...

The resolution currently on the table, proposing amendments to the way in which drones are covered by the European Defence Fund, is part of the ordinary legislative procedure, meaning the European Council has to come to an agreement with the European Parliament before moving forward. This means that, following several resolutions expressing views and calls, members of the European Parliament...

A short overview of news and updates from our network. If you have events, publications, or updates to share, you may forward them to info {at} efadrones.org....

A short overview of news and updates from our network. If you have events, publications, or updates to share, you may forward them to info {at} efadrones.org....

During the first week of October the European Parliament discussed the situation in Yemen, where the ongoing conflict continues to spread death and destruction. The country is torn by years of internal conflict and international interventions. Since 2003, the United States' clandestine targeted-killing program has been using armed drones to target suspected Al-Qaeda militants. Hundreds of strikes took place and...