The alliance criticizes the European Union's plans to invest billions in arms research and military cooperation with third countries. The EU must not arm states that wage war or violate human rights. The promotion of peace and human rights must not fall victim to defence against flight and migration.
In view of the large number of violent conflicts, the signatories demand that the EU invest more in nonviolent conflict management.
Everyone in the European Union is invited to sign the appeal online before the elections are held from 23 to 26 May 2019.
Enclosed you will find the full text of the appeal, a list of the 74 signatory organisations and institutions as well as background information on the three demands to the European Parliament.