MILITARY BASES IN EUROPE: WHAT ARE THE ISSUES

THE EP INTERGROUP FOR PEACE INITIATIVES
INVITES YOU TO A DISCUSSION ON

MILITARY BASES IN EUROPE: WHAT ARE THE ISSUES

It is important to look at the military infrastructure that will be used for wars. For example, although many of the troops which were used for the war in Iraq were already in the Middle East, the military infrastructure of the US, Britain, and other countries involved in the war continued to play an important support role for the war: military supplies, food, munitions, and soldiers were flown to the Gulf, planes took off from airbases in many countries, and the surveillance systems of the US and NATO all over the world were used to guide the attacks on Iraq. Even if a country is not directly involved in the war, its infrastructure might be used for war, or its troops might replace those troops of countries participating in the war on missions elsewhere, such as Afghanistan or the Balkans.

VENUE: EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, A 1 E-1

DATE: 14 JUNE 2005

TIME: 13.00 TO 15.00



SPEAKERS:

-Stephanos Stephanou, Cyprus Peace Council, cYPRUS

British military bases in Cyprus - An obstacle for peace in Cyprus and in the middle east?

-POL d’HUYVETTER, FOR MOTHEREARTH, BELGIUM

U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe: a relic from the cold war?

-Hans-Peter Richter, editor for the magazine ’pax report’ and member of ‘Achse des Friedens, Berlin, Germany

The 'BombodroM' In Brandenburg - A military base for Germany preparing for the new wars?

Chair: Tobias Pflüger, MEP

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