GRIP report on EU strategy on small arms proliferation

The 2005 EU Strategy against small arms proliferation is critically analysed in a new report from the Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP). It includes an account of activities and initiatives undertaken as part of the strategy, and emphasises that in order to cover all necessary aspects of small arms proliferation, it is essential that the EU broadens its focus from ‘illegal’ arms to include “the control of arms that are produced and transferred legally to prevent them from being diverted to the illegal sphere”.