EU lawmakers rubber-stamp European Defence Fund, give up parliamentary veto

Euractiv | Aug 19, 2019 at 4:53 PM
  • MEPs signed-off a deal establishing the multi-billion European Defence Fund (EDF) on Thursday (18 April), giving up parliamentary oversight of the EU’s military subsidies programme.
  • The agreement excludes the development of lethal autonomous weapons – so called killer robots – and weapons systems prohibited by international law, such as land mines, or nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.