Arms Exports: Facts, Studies, Background information
In principal the public is still left in the dark concerning German arms exports. The annual reports have changed little in this respect since they provide only very limited information of any significance.
Fortunately some academic institutions and social initiatives systematically work on various aspects and issues in regard to German arms exports policy.
In addition a number of Members of Parliament use their right to inquiries to uncover some facts and attain information about the German arms trade.
The European Union, mainly the European Commission and the European Parliament), also publishes position papers and strategy papers on the future of the European arms industry and defense market.