Though it is banned, European countries continue to export weapons to countries at war, due to the lack of regulation. Europe’s defense industry makes billions in profit from these sales while fueling conflict in Africa and the Middle East.
Without repercussion and regulation, it is a moral battle with government profit at stake. Should countries be responsible for destruction caused by weapons after they are sold to other countries? Can these European countries be recognized as accomplices?
Many anti-violence and peace organizations have protested and spoken out about this issue. However, perhaps even if European regulations become harsher, countries in need of defense will find other exporters.
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