In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. June 2018 saw push-back against the proliferation of drones, drones crashing, and Google ending it's drone program, but also more efforts to acquire and produce drones. ...

Despite the long-term and wide-spread recognition of problems with the legality of drone strikes, states using them continue to claim they are legal whatever other opinions may suggest. This research article, written by Alex Holder, Elizabeth Minor, and Michael Mair, explores the legal reasoning done by military personnel to justify drone strikes....

A short overview of the news last week, including news from the European Parliament, Belgium, The Netherlands, and the UK. ...

A short overview of the news of week 24, 2018. If you have events or updates to share with our network, you may forward them to info {at} efadrones.org....

The European Commission has proposed an enormous boost in spending on the research and development of military technology. The  budget of the European Defense Fund (EDF) will grow from roughly €600 million currently to €13 billion for 2021-2027. The fund has a particular focus on military unmanned systems. ...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. May 2018 saw more news on ethics and autonomy in drones, as well as news from European military forces seeking to acquire armed drones. ...