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On 22 October 2021, the European Commission, pursuant to art. 26 of Regulation (EU) 2019/125, known as Anti-Torture Regulation, published the annual report comprised of the annual activity reports made available by the Member States (MS) providing information on their authorisation activities concerning exports of goods in 2020 that could be used for torture or for capital punishment (number of applications received, the goods and countries concerned by these applications, and the decisions taken on these applications).

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Amendments to the EU dual-use items on the way  On 20 October 2021, an informal version of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/… of 20.10.2021 amending Regulation (EU) 2021/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards […]

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Amendment to the list of projects or programmes of Union interest in the EU framework of FDIs On 4 October 2021, the European Commission (EC) published an informal version of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/… of 29.9.2021 amending […]

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On 23 September 2021, the European Commission has published the Recommendation (EU) 2021/1700 of 15 September 202 on internal compliance programmes for controls of research involving dual-use items under Regulation (EU) 2021/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items.

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Scientific research has to comply inter alia with international and national legislations related to the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). In this respect, the SFIC’s Opinion invites, in recommendation 14, research organisations to contribute to raising awareness on the delicate question of dual-use.

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On July 1, 2021, Annie Niessen will publicly defend her thesis entitled "A Tale of Europe(anness): Interpretations of the “European State” in the Discourse of the Political Institutions of the European Union", submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Political and Social Sciences.