Arming the EU — The long road towards a united defence

Europeans have woken up to the threat of war after several decades of peace and progress for most. This realisation, caused by Russia’s war against Ukraine, is about to fundamentally change the nature of the European Union.

After analysing piles of data and interviewing economists, fund managers, military experts, diplomats, arms producers, refugees, European and national officials, IE’s reporters are able to show that the European military policy has been  designed primarily to financially support the expansion of the European military industry.

We speak with Ingeborg Eliassen, who coordinates investigations for IE, and Paulo Pena, lead coordinator for this investigation, about the biggest findings of their latest investigation and what surprised them the most along the way.