Member states must apply arms export controls more rigorously, say MEPs
MEPs will call in a debate on Wednesday on member states to apply the EU's eight-point code on arms exports more strictly, pointing to the changed security environment in the EU's neighbourhood and stressing that these trade flows are not in the direct security interests of the EU, in a draft resolution tabled for a vote on Thursday.
In 2013, the EU member states exported arms worth a total value of EUR 26.7 billion to third countries.
Procedure: Non-legislative resolution
Debate: Wednesday, 16 December
Vote: Thursday, 17 December