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.

click here for publications of the BITS

click here for research and policy papers of other institutions

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.

click here for government answers to the parliamentary inquiries

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.

click here for documents of the European Union