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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...

The obscurity with which important discussions are held and decisions are being made highlights the importance of carrying out Freedom of Information requests. This article aims to set out the ways in which FOI has been used particularly related to the use of armed drones, and provides recommendations for others to do so too. ...

Drone Wars UK is a UK-based NGO, founded in 2010 to undertake research and advocacy around the issue of armed drones. Their work is mainly focused on the scrutiny of British use of armed drones. In a conversation with director Chris Cole, we asked about Drone Wars UK experience with working on the issue....

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As part of our effort to inform discussions and follow the politics surrounding the acquisition and use of drones more closely, we continue to create profiles of each European country. Switzerland has now been added to our map. Switzerland has operated drones for reconnaissance purposes since 1998. It’s current fleet consists of 15 small tactical ADS Ranger drones, which are used...

Airwars is a non-profit, collaborative project of journalists and researchers across the Middle East and Europe dedicated to monitor international military actions in conflict zones such as Iraq, Libya and Syria. In an interview with founder Chris Woods, we asked about Airwars' work exposing the shadowy consequences of the use of armed drones. Chris authored some of the key investigations into...

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