Joint Civil Society Statement: European ‘Peace’ Facility: Causing harm or bringing peace?

Press Release, 18 November 2020

The European Union risks fuelling conflict and human rights abuses around the world if it adopts the European Peace Facility (EPF) in its current form, warned 40 civil society organisations with expertise on peace, human rights and the protection of civilians.

EU governments are negotiating a new funding instrument that presents a fundamental shift towards a more military approach in EU foreign policy, and risks causing large-scale civilian harm around the world.