The EU’s entanglement in the southern revolutions

The EU’s entanglement in the southern revolutions


Arms exports to North Africa from European Union countries have continually risen over the last five years, reaching a total of €2 billion in 2009 in exports.  Many of these arms exports are not specified for military use.  In 2010, the United Kingdom shipped £215 million worth of arms exports licenses to Libya, with only £8 million being specified for military purposes.  The types of arms Libya has received from the UK include ammunition, crowd-control equipment,...


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